|Make:||Sparkman & Stephens Classic Bermudan Yawl|
|Model:||Classic Bermudan Yawl|
|Location:||Brooklin ME , United States of America|
|Offered by:||Sandeman Yacht Company|
AQUILA exudes the air of well-found attractiveness a professional mariner and skilled shipwright brings to ownership. This wonderfully preserved FINISTERRE development yawl is a very well-travelled and proven yacht, with pedigree second to none: from the boards of master designers, Sparkman & Stephens, and one of the last yachts built at Tore Holm's famed Gamleby yard in Sweden.
AQUILA exudes the air of well-found attractiveness a professional mariner and skilled shipwright brings to ownership. This wonderfully preserved FINISTERRE development yawl is a very well-travelled and proven yacht, with pedigree second to none: from the boards of master designers, Sparkman & Stephens, and one of the last yachts built at Tore Holm's famed Gamleby yard in Sweden. In the words of a recent survey: "AQUILA is completely ready for an ocean crossing", and she will be equally ready to perform as a cherished family cruiser and occasional racer.Brokers Comments
AQUILA exudes the air of well-found attractiveness a professional mariner and skilled shipwright brings to ownership. This wonderfully preserved FINISTERRE development yawl is a very well-travelled and proven yacht, with pedigree second to none: from the boards of master designers, Sparkman & Stephens, and one of the last yachts built at Tore Holm's famed Gamleby yard in Sweden. In the words of a recent survey: "AQUILA is completely ready for an ocean crossing", and she will be equally ready to perform as a cherished family cruiser and occasional racer.History
Sparkman & Stephens Design No. 1212It is rare for a yacht owner to have known his vessel for almost half a century, but it is so with AQUILA. In 1976 he was part of her delivery crew for a transatlantic passage to the Azores, and then purchased her in Greece the following year. After extensive Mediterranean cruising he sailed AQUILA to the West Indies and sold her in 1982. But AQUILA held a special place in his heart and he again purchased her in 2014 at Seal Cove Boatyard on Penobscot Bay, Maine, where she had been stored and maintained for the previous 20 years, five or six of them inside. Since then she has enjoyed his shipwright skills in maintenance and blue water experience in use, sailing extensively: down to the Bahamas and further south in 2014 and to the Bahamas again in 2018.In testament to her oceangoing abilities, the present owner is prepared to deliver AQUILA professionally to her new owner.The story prior to the mid 1970s is a little unclear. At some point in her life she was named FARAWAY - but she is believed to have been commissioned as AQUILA by a member of the Ellis Drier Co. family of Chicago; possibly Hubert C. Ellis, a member of Chicago Yacht Club. A previous AQUILA owned by Ellis was the 1929 Tore Holm designed and built 30 Square Metre Skerry Cruiser known (also as AQUILA II in Toronto) on the US and Canadian lakes before and after the Second World War, which could explain the fact that the Sparkman & Stephen yawl was built, perhaps for old times' sake, at Tore Holm's yard at Gamleby, 250km south of Stockholm. Certainly, through the 1950s many designs by Sparkman & Stephens and other American architects were built by Scandinavian yards, partly because it made sense financially, and also allowed owners to do Europe and then, via the Atlantic trade winds take in the Caribbean on the way home.AQUILA's design is clearly a development of Carleton Mitchell's impressively successful and influential 1954 keel centerboard S&S yawl FINISTERRE, winner of the 1956, 1958 and 1960 Newport to Bermuda races - the first of the beamy centreboard yawls that were so competitive in US offshore racing through the 1950s and 60s and into the 1970s, while offering previously unprecedented space and comfort for cruising. This lineage together with her build pedigree by one of the very best Scandinavian yards combines to make AQUILA something very special.Construction
- Double-planked mahogany ½ in & ¾ in- Topsides Brightside painted 2018- White oak stem, keel, keelson and 2 in x 2 in frames- Monel screwed and copper riveted- Monel diagonal strapping- Monel floors, mast step and centerboard trunk- Lead ballast keel 3.6 tonnes- Bronze keelbolts 1 ¼ in- Bronze centerboard; pivot pin inspected and reinstalled 2014- Draft, board up: 4 ft 6 in / 1.37 m- Draft, board down: 8 ft 0 in / 2.44 m- Marine ply fiberglassed deck and house roof Awlgriped 2018Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle
FROM AFT- Varnished mahogany toerails- Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit- Stainless steel stanchions in bronze basesAFT- Bronze mooring fairleads port and starboard- 2 x Bronze and wood mooring cleats- Bronze cheek sheavesCOCKPIT- Varnished lazarette storage hatch- Mizzen mast bronze aperture in aft seat- Main sheet padeye- Varnished mahogany coamings- 4 x Mahogany plinth-mounted self-tailing Lewmar bronze sheet winches- 2 x Lewmar 54- 2 x Lewmar- Wide raw teak laid seats all round- Lockers under side seats- Bronze half shell vents to engine space- Raw teak cockpit sole- Bronze fuel filler- Bronze centerboard winder to starboard- Engine panel- Helm pedestal at bridge deck- Engine throttle control- Brass binnacle for steering compass- Stainless steel granny barTRUNK CABIN- Varnished mahogany with painted plywood roof- Varnished grab rail port and starboard- 4 x bronze ports port and starboard- (Of these, opening ports at galley, saloon and wc compartment)- 1 x Bronze fixed port forward- Companionway offset to starboard- Varnished mahogany sliding companionway hatch in garage- Bronze mainsheet track over garage- Bronze Lewmar 16 mainsheet winch to port- Plotter display to port of companionway- Spinnaker pole stowage to starboard- Varnished mahogany/ tinted plexiglass hatch over saloon- Propane bottle locker box aft of mast- Varnished/ plexiglass Dorade boxes with bronze cowls port and starboard- Mast position; bronze aperture- Varnished mahogany/ frosted plexiglass hatch over forecabinSIDEDECKS- Bronze headsail tracks and cars port and starboard on toerail- Bronze water fillers- Bronze spring line Panama fairleads in rail port and starboardFOREDECK- Varnished Dorade box; tinted plexi cover; bronze cowl- Bronze and wood mooring cleats port and starboard- Lewmar bronze electric windlass mounted on double teak base (2000)- Chain gypsy and rope drum- Bronze hawse pipes to chain locker below- One piece bronze stemhead fitting- Incorporating 2 x mooring fairleads; 2 x anchor rollers- Forestay chainplate- 44 lb/ 20 kg Rocna bower anchor- 45 lb/ 20 kg Bruce anchor spare/ kedge- 250 ft/ 76 m chain- Chain to ¾ in rope anchor rodeAccommodation and Domestic Equipment
Varnished mahogany throughoutRaw teak sole throughout- Access via 5 x steps down companionway ladder- Access to engine space aft of removable ladderGALLEY TO PORT- 3 x Burner stainless steel gimballed Shipmate propane stove & oven- Granite counter, drawers and lockers under and outboard, gimballed- Drawer storage under- SeaFrost engine-run fridge/ freezer- BD3 SeaFrost 12V Refrigerator (2020)- Stainless steel sink- Pressure water mixer tap- Back-up foot pump- Locker under- Stowage over- Deckhead lightCenterboard housing- Removable mahogany panels over Monel casingNAV STATION TO STARBOARD- Chart table with lift lid stowage under- Chest of drawers under- Analog and electronic instruments- VHF Radio- Seat with stowage under- Stowage outboard and aftFORWARD TO SALOON- Oilskin locker to starboard with shelves outboard- Fiddled shelf over- Traditional US layout- Settee berths port and starboard- Solid leeboards- Pilot berths outboard port and starboard- Reading lamps- Solid upholstered leeboards- Stowage under- Gimballed saloon table- Slatted cabin sides- Sound system speakers- Ship's clock at starboard bulkhead- Sigmar diesel heater; stainless steel flue- Electric fan- Book shelves- Wine glass rack- Smoked plexiglass opening hatch in deckhead- 4 x Gimballed oil lamps with smoke covers- 2 x Deckhead lightsPASSAGE FORWARDDouble hanging locker to starboard- Fiddled shelf over- Deckhead lightWC Compartment to port- Lavac toilet (new)- New hoses; new pump; y-valve to holding tank and deck pumpout- Stowage outboard- Stainless steel sink unit- Stowawe under- Pressure water mixer tap- Back-up hand pumpFORWARD TO FORE CABIN - V-berth with added panel to make double to port- Storage under, shelves over and seat for v-insert- Open chain/ anchor locker forward- Hull protection at chain locker- Horizontal windlass motor- Step down aft with privacy curtainRig Spars and Sails
MASTS & SPARS- Hollow Sitka spruce masts with fir booms- 2 x Varnished spreaders on main- 1 x Varnished spreaders on mizzen, plus strut- 2 x Lewmar 8 self-tailing on main mast with bronze cleat- Bronze auxiliary winches on main and mizzen masts- Braked winch with Dyneema 9200 lb breaking strength line on main mastSTANDING RIGGING- Hayn stainless steel and fittings (2015)- Bronze turnbuckles- Main mast backstay splits to aft side decks with bronze tensioner- Harken roller furling on forestay- Chainplates rebedded 2020RUNNING RIGGING- Main halyard new and all sheets except mizzen newSAILS- 8 oz. Dacron fully battened mainsail (2014)- Mizzen (2018)- No. 2 Genoa- No. 3 Yankee (2018)- Spinnaker- Gennaker in sock- HD storm jib- Additional miscellaneous sailsCANVASWORKAll matching light tan- Dodger with part-leathered stainless steel frame- Full awning- Hatch covers with clear lights- Full cockpit cushions- Lee cloths- Main sail boom cover - Mizzen sail boom cover (2019)Mechanical Electrical and Tankage
MECHANICAL- Yanmar 55 hp 4-cylinder 4JH3E (2000)- Fresh water cooled- Max speed 8 kts- 2289 hours- 2:1 Reduction- Bronze 1 1/4” shaft and coupling (recent)- Cutlass bearing new 2020- 3 x Blade bronze propeller 17 x 15 (recent)- Edson quadrant steeringELECTRICAL- 12V DC System- 800W inverter (recent)- 3 x Group 31 batteries (2014)- Engine alternator- Three-way plus master switch at panel- Marine grade wiring (all recent)- LED lights- 20 x Switch panel with separate bilge pump switches- DC amp and volt meters at panelTANKAGE- 40 Gal Fuel diesel tank under cockpit - Marine grade fuel lines- Racor filters- 2 x 60 Gal Copper water tanks under settees- Polyethylene 25 Gal Holding tank under fwd v-berth- Deck pumpout fitting with Y-valve- Stainless steel 3.5 Gal hot water tankNavigation Communication and Electronics
NAVIGATION- Danforth Constellation binnacle-mounted compass- Raymarine E7000 Radar with 18” digital dome (recent)- Garmin 742 with Clear View - B&G speed and wind direction- Data Marine knot meter- Data Marine depth sounderAUTOPILOT- ST6000 auto pilot display with Type 2 long linear drive- Raymarine Fluxgate compass and computer (recent)COMMUNICATIONS- Simrad RS35 VHF radio with AIS- Icom M700 SSB radio and AT130 tuner (recent)- Pactor modem (recent)- Gam/McKim split lead antennaSafety
2 x Electric bilge pumps1 x Henderson manual bilge pump- 8 x Type II PFDs- Horseshoe and MOB pole- Ship’s bell and portable fog horns- Flare kit (2014)- Nav lights- Propane “sniffer” and solenoid at Galley- 5 x Portable fire extinguishers (3 x new 2014)Other Equipment
- Boat hook- Stainless steel folding boarding ladder- Fenders- Dock linesDelivery
Owner prepared to deliver AQUILA to the new owner for a delivery feeImage Credit
All photos: John WilliamsDisclaimer
These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.
The Sparkman & Stephens Classic Bermudan Yawl is a 43 feet long. It boasts a 12 feet beam. The Sparkman & Stephens Classic Bermudan Yawl is made of wood.