Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Design 59 - Schooner Santana

Of the limited number of schooners Sparkman & Stephens has designed through the years Santana is certainly one of the prettiest, the best performing and the most famous. Through various owners none was as famous as Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

There are a number of good articles written on the subject but it has been said that Bogart was so enamored of his boat that a model of Santana was on display at his funeral instead of a casket. Click here for a good video courtesy of Architectural Digest: video. Here's another good link: Click for link.

The boat is currently in California and in perfect condition, fully restored by her current owner.

Principal Characteristics
Year 1935
Builder Wilmington Boat Works
LOA 55'-2"
LWL 40 '-6"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 7'-11"
Displacement 50,000 lbs


  1. when was the rig changed to staysail schooner?

  2. I would like to build a scale model of the Santana. Is there any way to get a set of plans or three views of the boat.