For sale – Classic Sparkman & Stephens 34, built by Aquafibre & West 1974.
From famous America’s cup yacht designer Olin Stephens
Unique opportunity to buy an original classic and rare Sparkman & Stephens
The hull is built of GRP (glass reinforced plastics) with a very strong and high quality lay-up.
Boat is FULLY rebuild 3years ago. The hull has been professionally sandblasted below water line
Deck, roof and interior made from wood. (Iroko, Kumaru, Jatoba, Merbau)
Deck has 10mm teak. Was installed old and custom made bronze portholes.
Mast and rigging all in good condition, full suit of sails, engine and gear box have been renewed in recent years and have very low running hours.
This type of vessel has legendary sea-keeping characteristics capable to sail anywhere in the world.
See S&S 34 association page http://www.ss34.org/index.php/the-ss34/records-circum-navigations/
The S&S 34 has the ability to sail very close to the wind in heavy weather. This is a very important feature in any yacht that may be caught on a lee shore.
The sea kindliness of the S&S 34 is due to its well designed hull that also enables it to maintain a good speed under reduced sail, and to be driven to hull speed under a moderately powered engine. Its 2,500 kilogram lead keel makes it very stiff.
The S&S 34 must rank as one of the all time classics from legendary Olin Stephens' board, built in large numbers and successful both as a racer and later as a voyager beyond anyone's wildest hopes. At the time Olin said of her "We hope and believe that the S & S 34 will make a good all-round boat, so as to demonstrate in a fairly small package that a good boat for offshore racing will also be a good boat for cruising". In fact over many years old the design is still hard to beat to windward in 10 knots or more of wind.
The design is so successful and so much loved that 37 years after conception the design is once again being built to order in Australia.
The S&S 34 is, thus, perhaps the most celebrated and successful of all of the S&S production designs.
Drawn in 1968 and later made famous by Sir Edward Heath, the first owner of Morning Cloud, the design was produced by yards in the United Kingdom and Australia as well as elsewhere. The boat was conceived as an out and out RORC racer and captured an astonishing number of victories around the world.
Genuin reason for sale – owner cannot continue this project. Offers invited.
Vessel type: monohull Designer: Olin Stephens
Builder: Aquafibre Model: S & S 34 Year constructed: 1974
Engine model: Beta marine Kubota (3 cylinder,
Model BD 1005)
(brand new gearbox ZF10M 2R)
Engine power: 28 BHP
Fuel type: Diesel
Displacement: 4.5 metric tons
Drive type: Shaft drive
GPS navigator Furuno GP 33
AIS Vesper marine WMX 850 wachmate and class B transponder
Standard Horizon 220 SW 5 inch Hailer Horn
Standard Horizon VHF fixed radio GX 2100 with DSC and AIS
Standard Horizon Remote control CMP 30 (RAM 3) for fixed radio
Standard Horizon Floats handheld VHF radio with internal GPS, DCS and strobe light system
Standard Horizon ChartPlotter/depth sounder/fish finder combo CPF 300i with C-map mega wide promo chart (North and Baltic seas)
Standard Horizon P79 in hull transducer/ fishfinder
NASA HF3W SSB receiver with weather fax software + active antenna.
NASA Clipper compass system (electronic)
B&G Triton SDW Pack NMEA 2000
Navtex Mcmurdo NAV 7
6 used (good condition) different head sails (for furling and baby stay)
2 main sails (one like new 2013 year)
Navigation LED tricolor + anchor light on top mast
Navigation LED light on rail
LED Interior brass lamp
Inverter 12/220 V
Solar panel Kyocera 200 W; 8A
Charger – Deca smart 1230, 12/24 V, till 345 Ah, For Pl. gel and Pl. wet accumulators
Emergency Strobe lamp on mast
Simrad TP 22 Tiller pilot
Wind autopilot “ Holland Windwane” (Large Bouvaan)
Two rudder (tiller and helm)
Raft “Viking” 6 person
Two manual bilge pump
Three (12V) automatic bilge pump with alarm
Lot of safe jacket
EPIRB Mcmurdo E5 smartfind (2 pieces)
Cold Water Immersion Suit (floating)
Oil heater “Reflex”
Electrical (220V) heater
Echomax EM 230 passive reflector
Magnetic Compas Suunto
180 liter water tank
100 liter fuel tank
2 burner Oven with grill
Manual windlass with 10 m chain and 50 m rope
Technical articles of S&S 34
"DISP" "BALL" "SA" SA/DISP DISP/LWL COMFORT CAPSIZE RISK Vm/Vh
9020 4400 615 22,78 284 23,7 1,88 1,22
ROLL ACEL. V HULL PERIOD LOA/BEAM P/B
0,09675 6,59 2,8 3,3 5,00