Friday, March 18, 2011

Sparstep 39 - Design 1693


Anyone doing business with us from overseas from about 30 years ago and farther back would recognize the name of Sparstep as our Telex address. Remember Telex? This boat has a nice shape and it can be traced back through some earlier designs such as Hestia, and even to a Pilot Class. The first one was launched in 1962. I am unclear about how many were built to this design.

The boats were built in Kong Kong by American Marine Ltd and used primarily local woods such as Yacal for longitudinal structural members and Ipol for transverse frames. They were single planked in mahogany.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-1"
LWL 27'-4"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 18,800 lbs
Ballast 7,525 lbs
Sail Area 678 sq ft

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