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Saturday, July 3, 2010

More on 48' Classic - Design 2760

We have had a number of people asking for more information regarding the Classic 48' sloop we posted on Friday (see below). We have therefore posted here the General Arrangement & Inboard Profile and the Deck Plan & Outboard Profile.

Friday, July 2, 2010

48' Classic - Design No. 2760


In June of 2007 the 56' sailing yacht Anna was launched from the Brooklin Boat Yard of Maine. She is a 56' sloop aesthetically based on the Stormy Weather design (design #27), but below the water she has a modern hull shape, bulb keel and carbon spade rudder. She was constructed using cold-molded wood Epoxy methodology and is a very competitive and successful design.

A lot has been written about Anna in the yachting press and as a result we have received numerous inquiries about this design. However, many felt that at 56' overall she was either too much to handle or too much boat to be affordable. Taking the hint we have developed a smaller version. At 48' she is typical of classic Sparkman & Stephens designs with flush deck, stylish deckhouse and aft cockpit. The interior is quite simple: opposing berths/settees, small galley, head with separate shower. Pipe cots can be added forward of the mast if desired. She can be constructed of fiberglass or wood. The spar package is available in aluminum or carbon fiber.

Please feel free to call or write for study plans and more information.

Length Overall: 47’-10”
Length Waterline: 35’-5”
Beam, Maximum: 12’-0”
Draft: 7’-0”
Displacement, Half Load: 26,300 lbs
Sail Area: 1050 sq. ft.

61' Motoryacht



Here's a classically styled planing motoryacht of 61' overall, design 2418. Reminiscent of Sparkman & Stephens' designed Burgers, she's a head-turner. Powered by twin Yanmars turning conventional props, she is constructed of wood using Epoxy cold-molded construction methods.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Design 146 - Skylark


Skylark, design 146, was built by the Pendleton Yard of Maine and is a further development of a series of Sparkman & Stephens designs: Stormy Weather (design 27), Avanti (design 85) and Sonny (design 94), each an improvement on the previous model. The boat has been fully restored and is currently for sale.

It's a great opportunity to own a beautiful Sparkman & Stephens classic for cruising or classic yacht racing. Follow the link to the brokerage listing: Skylark Listing.

32' Power Cruiser


Here's a beautiful little powerboat, originally designed in 1947. She's design number 764. The original boat was built by Jacobson's Shipyard in Oyster Bay, Long Island and named Vicki. We like the design so much we've modernized it with some up to date interior layouts and we've modeled the boat in 3D for modern construction using computer lofting. The boat is available in numerous powering packages and can be built in fiberglass or cold molded Epoxy wood construction. We think she's a beauty and would grace any harbor. Call or write for details.

Looking for Sailing Yacht Versatile



We are trying to locate the 89' double ended ketch built for Harold S. Vanderbilt in 1950, originally names Versatile. She was built in Boston by the boat builders Simms Bros. She was renamed Windroad, registered Pompano Beach. She is believed to have been purchased by Prince Rainier of Monaco but disappeared around 1974. We have a client who would like to find her for potential purchase. If you know of her whereabouts please contact Bruce Johnson: bjohnson@sparkmanstephens.com Thank you.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Podcast Interview with S&S President and Chief Designer, Bruce Johnson

Click to hear President and Chief Designer of Sparkman & Stephens discuss his career, the company, its present and future, and working with the late Olin Stephens.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wooden Boat Show - Mystic Seaport, CT

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Wooden Boat Show which was held at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. It was a picture perfect summer day in New England. Of particular interest were two examples of early Sparkman & Stephens yachts; Isla, hull #10 of the New York 32s (design number 125) and Skylark (design number 146).

Isla is one of the 20 NY32s that were built by Henry Nevins of City Island, New York in 1935-1936. This design was commissioned by the New York Yacht Club in 1935. She was restored by Peter Cassidy and his team at Buzzards Bay Yacht Services and is in perfect condition. The NY32 is a simple boat and I was pleased to see how closely the owner and restorers followed the original plans from our archives, which are in storage at the Mystic Seaport.
This is not a "gold plated" yacht but a nice sailing boat with tiller steering. In addition to doing a complete restoration a new wooden mast was built. You can read about this in Wooden Boat Magazine, issue #124 (May/June 2010).



In contrast to Isla, Skylark was docked alongside. This boat was designed the following year and was built by the Pendleton Yard of Wiscasset, Maine. By comparison this is a fancy boat with teak decks, multiple skylights and bright work aplenty. Skylark was restored by East Passage Boatwrights of Bristol, Rhode Island. These fine craftsmen had good experience restoring Sonny, an S&S design from 1935 (design number 94) for the same owner.


Like Sonny, Skylark is a near sister to Stormy Weather (design number 27) and each was an improvement upon the previous design.

The boat is currently for sale and the future owner should enjoy years of sailing (and racing) this fine example of a classic S&S yacht.

- Posted by Bruce Johnson, President