Monday, September 13, 2010

Aweigh - Design 24

A blog follower asked us if we have any information regarding Aweigh. Here's what we have: Aweigh was built in 1934 by Davis & Sons, Solomons, Maryland, a very old shipyard indeed. She was destined to sail from her home port on the Chesapeake Bay and her 6' draft reflects this.

She is an unusual yacht for Sparkman & Stephens, being flush deck at 47'-2" overall. This makes her a bit high sided but still an attractive yacht by any measure. She was set up for short handed sailing for a cruising couple. I like this boat. Note just how much usable storage there is onboard (see general arrangement).

Here's an excerpt from the book, Best of the Best. (Click for larger image).

As a side note if you click on the link for Best of the Best you will be directed to the Barnes & Noble web page about this book. You will note this book is out of print and there is a used one listed there for nearly $600. We are in the habit of buying them whenever we come across them. If anyone is interested in buying one but is having trouble finding the book I have 2 sitting on my desk which we are selling for the published price of $75 (+ shipping). Simply contact me directly at

Back to Aweigh. Here's the general arrangement plan.

I am sorry to report we have not one single image of this yacht.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-2"
LWL 35'-8"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 6'-0"


  1. aweigh is anchored as january 2012 in Richardson's Bay. She is doing well and alive.

    1. Hi Anonymous,
      Is she the one with the light blue mast?

      From another S&S owner in Sausalito

    2. yes, but unfortunately not w/ the original rig. Now, it is 66 ft tall, sloop w/shorter boom

    3. jean michael ,
      como esta?

  2. Here a 1935 yacht world mag picture