2013 Sparkman Stephens S&S 30 located in California for sale

30'6' Sparkman Stephens S&S 30

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
2013
30'6'
8' 3'
5' 6'
California
$99,500

Description: Sail Magazine Review by Andrew Burton | December 14, 2012

Harking back to one of Olin Stephens’s well-known designs from 1935, the pretty S&S 30 is nevertheless a very modern boat. Like the original, a 30-footer named Babe, it was built for coastal racing and daysailing, although in Babe’s day “coastal” included racing overnight the 150 miles from Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas. This sweet 30-footer is equally capable of satisfying the desires of many different types of sailors.

It was a blustery day when I got to sail the S&S 30—even the launch ride in the harbor threw up a little spray—so we decided a reef was in order before we hoisted the main, which was easily accomplished with the single line reefing system. As soon as we unfurled the jib, the bow paid off and the boat accelerated to an easy 6 knots as we short-tacked out the narrow channel to the harbor entrance. The self-tacking jib let my crew relax while I kept her tracking with just a couple of fingers on the tiller. From the weather side I had excellent visibility—with my hand on the tiller, not a hiking stick—though I had to duck to leeward to see behind the jib.

The perfectly balanced spade rudder provided excellent feedback and even when we were roaring along on a reach, the 30 was light and easy to control. The traveler control and six-part-purchase mainsheet were close at hand in case a puff warranted a little ease to keep the rail dry.

Belowdecks, the simple Herreshoff-style interior provides an attractive space to seek shelter when the weather makes life less pleasant outside. The V-berth forward is surprisingly airy and comfortable. Moving aft, the head to port is enclosed in translucent Plexiglas opposite a large sink. Long berths port and starboard boast ample sitting headroom, and the seatbacks can be shifted inboard to make comfortable leeboards for sleeping underway. An available option is a drawer abaft the port berth that will house an Origo two-burner stove.

There’s plenty of room to stretch out in the cockpit, with a large area atop the lazarette aft.

Equipment: Accommodations

Clean, Elegant, Herreschoff Style Interior
Spacious V-berth Forward
Dual Long Berths in Main Salon with Seatbacks That Convert To Leeboards
Enclosed Head w/ Holding Tank and Tri-Fold Lexan Privacy Door
DC Powered Portable Refrigerator
Large SS Sink

Hull / Deck

Spacious Cockpit with Exceptional Visibility
Clean Decks with Lines Run Below Decks

Navy Blue Gel Coat Hull
Varnished Teak Toe Rail
Teak Cockpit Sole
TackTick Wireless - Wind, Speed, Depth
Cockpit Cushions
Aft Deck Cushion
Varnished Tiller
Tiller Extension
Tiller Cover

Rigging / Sails

Awlgrip White Mast and Boom
Quantum "Flex" Performance Battened Mainsail
Quantum "Flex" Performance Battened, Self-Tacking Jib
Asymmetrical spinnaker with endless line furling 175%
Six-Part Purchase Mainsheet
Dual Harken Self-Tailing Cabin Top Winches
Harken Below Deck Headsail Furler
Harken Deck Hardware
Mainsail Lazy Jacks
Mainsail Cover

Miscellaneous

Anchor
Boat Hook
Dock Lines
Fenders
Fender Covers
Boarding Step
Life Jackets
Dehumidifier

Construction

Hand-laid E Glass in vinylester resin sandwiches a polymer foam core in both the hull and the deck. To avoid crushing the core and for strength, the through-hulls and deck hardware are fastened through solid glass. Along the center-line the hull is also solid glass. A molded liner drops in for interior stiffeners, and the external lead keel is bolted to a short sump, which gives bilge water a place to go rather than sloshing around in the accommodations.

Location: Alameda, California
L62426
925-980-2863

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
monohull
racer/cruiser
fractional sloop
1
excellent

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This Sparkman Stephens S&S 30 Added 18-Nov-2016



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