Sailing yachts

Sparkman & Stephens sloop

(REF: 18213)

£69995

  • Designer: Stephens, Olin
  • Builder: H.E. Wright
  • Year: 1979
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 37'6"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 6'7"

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Full specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this Sparkman & Stephens sloop

This yacht has undergone a major refit in 2021 to replace the entire rig and repair the hull as necessary after being dismasted in a previous ownership.  All work professionally done to a high standard under the supervision of a surveyor, full survey report available.

Designed in 1975 by Olin Stephens as a yacht for mass production in the USA which was to be known as the Tartan 37.  A plan for a British variant, the Condor 37, was developed for the European market and approximately 12 of these are known to exist.  This vessel was built as the plug from which the mould was produced, but it had always been intended to complete her as a finished yacht.  The bare hull was taken by H E Wright who fitted out and completed her as a cruiser racer.    She has been cruised and raced successfully by several previous owners with appearances at various classic regattas.

Olin Stephens himself came to the UK and met with Wright during the build and fit out process to discuss the boat and offer advice.

She is also a very comfortable and easily handled cruising yacht, capable of being short handed and with plenty of space aboard.

Very well maintained, she is a stunning looking yacht in nice condition.  She has the benefit of a more modern design which offers a lot of interior volume for the length, with the relatively high freeboard and wide beam adding to this interior space.  The teak deck and varnished teak coamings, cockpit and toe rails add a touch of classic charm.

Over the summer of 2021 she has undergone a major refit to for a complete new rig after losing her mast in an accident with the previous owner.  All repairs to the hull have been carried out professionally and the complete rig including sails is brand new.

2021 survey available.

 

Length on Deck                                 37’6″

Length Waterline                             28’6″

Beam                                                    11’6″

Draft                                                      6’7″

 

 

Construction

5 layers of cold moulded diagonal mahogany planking.

Steamed oak timbers all copper fastened.

Yacht laid teak deck glued to a marine plywood sub deck.  Varnished teak cover boards, toe rails and king plank.  Professionally laid in 2008.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.  Skeg hung moulded GRP rudder with wheel steering.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Spacious self-draining cockpit with a bridge deck. All laid teak with varnished sides and coamings.

 

 

Rig

Complete new rig supplied by Euro Spars and commissioned by Perfomrance Rigging of Hamble in 2021.

Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy spar.  New mast with tapered top section from EuroSpars.

Alloy slab reefing boom and alloy spinnaker pole.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless steel chain plates.  Rigging all new in 2021 to new chain plates.  The bulkhead around the chain plates has been re-designed and strengthened.

Hydraulic adjustable backstay.

Facnor LS180 headsail roller furling system, new in 2021

 

4 x Lewmar self tailing cockpit sheet winches

2 x Self tailing Lewmar winches on coachroof for running rigging

2 x self tailing Lewmar mast winches

 

New mainsail and Genoa from Sanders Sails, 2021.

 

 

Machinery

Engine has under gone a major refit in 2021 including a thorough service, new engine beds, new diaphragm and all new water and fuel hoses.  Full set of invoices for this work are available.

Volvo Penta 2030 3cyl 30hp diesel with a sail drive.  Installed new in 2000.

3 blade feathering ‘J’ propeller gives 6 knots cruising speed.

20 gallon stainless fuel tank.

New stainless steel fresh water tanks 2012, along with calorifier off engine and mains power.  Pump system replaced in 2012.

4 x 110AH batteries 2013/14.  Charged from engine alternator or through shore power.

Inverter for independent 240v supply, new in 2012.

Installed shore power system.

 

 

Accommodation

6 berths including a double quarter cabin, single quarter berth, pilot berth and two saloon settee berths.

New upholstery in 2018.

2 sets of steps down over the engine box.  Door to quarter cabin to port.  Quarter berth to starboard with deep storage drawers outboard.

Chart desk facing outboard to port with a berth below and a fixed varnished teak seat.  New switchboard fitted and all electronic nav instruments in easy reach.

LargeU-shaped galley to starboard with gimballed Force 10 gas stove, twin stainless sinks and plenty of storage.  New 12 volt fridge fitted in 2019.

Main saloon with port and starboard settee berths and storage lockers outboard under the side decks.

Starboard side door into the heads compartment forward of saloon with a Jabsco manual sea toilet, hand basin and shower.  Hot and cold pressurised water.

Vast forepeak stowage for sails and warps.

Huge lazarette stowage area

Red/white switchable LED lighting to saloon, heads and nav station.

Natural ventilation from Goiot deck hatches and dorade box ventilation over galley and nav station.

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

 

 

 

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Disclaimer:

These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

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