Welcome to the home of the 12-Meter, DEFENDER US-33. Designed in 1982 by Pedrick Yacht Designs for a team led by the late Tom Blackhaller and Gary Jobson. She competed in the Defense Selection Trials of the NYYC against stablemate COURAGEOUS and LIBERTY. DEFENDER has proven to be very competitive in light to medium air. Browse our site to learn more about DEFENDER!