Friday, November 5, 2010

S&S 30 - Coming Soon

Here's a rendered view of the S&S 30. This project has been in development for some time including consultation with Olin Stephens in the last years of his life. Click here to check out the website.

Design 2579 - 112' Motoryacht Mit-Sea-Ah

This smart looking planing motoryacht was built by Derecktor Shipyard in 1993. Styling was by Richard Liebowitz of Liebowitz & Prichard. She is built of aluminum and powered by twin MTU 12V-396-TE94 engines generating 2,253bhp each at 2,100rpm turning 5-bladed wheels of 52" diameter. Top speed is 29 knots with a 25 knot cruising speed.

Here's the general arrangement plan (double click for larger view).

The interior is nicely appointed in peaceful tones. A coupe of images.

Main Salon

Master Cabin

Here's a nice shot running at wide open throttle.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 112'-0"
LWL 96'-0"
Beam 23'-1"
Draft 6'-4"
Displacement 250,000 lbs

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oho - Design 757

Here is a very nice looking little sloop of about 39' overall length. Headroom is limited to 5 1/2 feet with the exception of the raised portion aft (galley area) where there is full standing headroom. She looks very much like an enlarged 6-meter with a trunk cabin. Note how narrow she is.

Here are the plans.

Here is a contemporary picture sent to us by her current owner.

According to our records two boats were built to this design at Eden Boat Works in New Westminster, B.C.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-1"
LWL 26'-0"
Beam 8'-0"
Draft 5'-9"

45' Coastal Cruiser - Design 2710

Peace n' Plenty

This 45' motoryacht was designed with a specific design brief: to have the the ability to carry 1,000 gallons of fuel, achieve 30 knots with reduced draft and be able to launch an inflatable for easy access to any beach. The owner has a home in the Virgin Islands and it is sometimes difficult to obtain fuel so he wanted to carry a lot of it.

The boat was built by New England Boatworks in 2006.

Main Salon (image courtesy of Billy Black)

Here's the general arrangement plan.

Note the flat wake at wide open throttle.

And here's what it's all about: anchored off and exploring a remote island beach.

Principal Dimensions
Length Overall 45’- 0” 13.72 m
Length at Design Waterline 41’-8” 12.70 m
Maximum Beam 14’-6” 4.42 m
Draft 3’-3” 1.00 m (Bottom of skeg)
Displacement 29,000 lbs 13,154 kg (Lightship)
Maximum Speed 30 knots
Cruising Speed 24 knots
Fuel Oil 1,000 gal 3,786 liters
Fresh Water 150 gal 570 liters

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

George Woodriff - Yacht Broker

George Woodriff

The following is one of the many touching letters we receive from sons and daughters of the many people who have worked for Sparkman & Stephens over the years. It is reproduced here by permission from the author.

Hi. My name is Anne Woodriff. I was looking at a yachting magazine in a doctor's office recently. I kept my eye out for any S&S ads, but there were none that I could see. Who knew there were that many yacht design/brokerage companies?? Not me.

That inspired a Google search, and here you all are. My dad, George Mairs Woodriff, worked for S&S in the brokerage department from (I want to say) the late 40's to 1964, when he died suddenly at the age of 44. He had just been made a partner. In fact, the very last day he was at the at work was when he moved into his private office.

He sold Walter Cronkite his first yacht back in the early '60s. Did Mr. Cronkite continue as a client after that? I remember also that he sent Garry Moore and Durwood Kirby to Dad for a charter the next summer. Then, there was the Cuban Revolution. Dad came home one day and announced that Batista's people had called to inquire about buying as many boats as they could to use in their war effort. We all know how that turned out!

When the Cup defender Constellation was being built in City Island, we had gone over there one weekend. When I told my French teacher about it, because she liked to sail, she was very excited. The next time we went, I brought her back some shavings from the hull. I wonder if she still has them, because she was over the moon to get them.

The photo is from a trip Dad made to Venezuela in the late 50's for a client. I hope someone there might remember him.

Kind regards, Anne Woodriff

Dear Anne,
Thank you for your note. By the way here's an image of the boat your dad sold to Walter Cronkite. She is a Sunward 48, named Wyntje.

Best regards,
Bruce Johnson

Design 2447 - Cyclos II

Cyclos II

Designed for a repeat Sparkman & Stephens client, this stunning aluminum ketch was built by the Royal Huisman Shipyard of Holland. The boat was designed and constructed in 1984. The interior stylist was Pieter Beeldsnijder and project management by Jens Cornelsen.

She was designed as a true blue water sailing yacht, capable of world traveling.

Here's the general arrangement.

And the sail plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 92'-11"
LWL 75'-10"
Beam 21'-0"
Draft 12'-4"
Displacement 176,000 lbs