Wooden Ships Comments on this Sparkman and Stephens teak sloop
Designed by Sparkman and Stephens, S&S drawing No.153 dated 9th December 1936.
Built by AH King Slipways, Hong Kong in 1949. Supposedly built for Ambassador Carlos Romulo of the Philippines, a general, journalist, WWII resistance fighter and later a UN representative. Brought to New York while Romulo was working for the UN, she came into the present family ownership in 1967, sailing out of Maine for many years before moving to the eastern Mediterranean in 1992 where she has remained ever since.
Her exact condition is not clear, but given the quality of her hull planking it is likely the hull can be restored. Some work is certainly required around the stern post.
The interior is quite remarkable, completely original and untouched, she is a real time capsule and a very rare opportunity for someone looking to restore their own classic yacht.
The owner is anxious to find a suitable new custodian who is able to give the boat the sympathetic refit she deserves.
Length on Deck 45’
Length Waterline 32’
Burma teak hull with a layer of diagonal planking overlaid with fore and aft planking. All copper rivet fastened to steam bent timbers.
Lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.
Varnished teak toe rails, coamings and cockpit.
Laid deck covered in Dynal and painted with deck paint.
Fractionally rigged Bermudan cutter on a keel stepped Sitka spruce mast. Slab or roller reefing wooden boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging to internal chain plates. Running rigging is complete.
Harken roller furling headsail system.
Sails include mainsail, 120% genoa, smaller genoa, storm jib and spinnaker.
Merriman bronze non-self tailing sheet winches.
Barient captive wire main halyard winch.
Greyhound 40hp petrol engine to a 2 blade offset propeller.
6 berths including 2 single quarter berths, 2 settee berths, 1 pilot berth and a pipecot in the forepeak.
Teak and cane interior is entirely original and could be considered a ‘time capsule’.
All varnished teak joinery in its original form.
Steps down over the engine with a quarter berth either side. Chart desk drops down over the port side quarter berth when required.
Main saloon with a settee berth either side and original joinery outboard. Pilot berth to starboard.
Starboard side passage going forward with heads compartment to port.
Galley is forward of the mast as was common at the time this yacht was build.
Centreline door into the large forepeak with a pipecot berth and storage space. This is where the paid hand would have lived with direct access to the galley.
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