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1965 Sparkman & Stephens Sloop located in Michigan for sale

45' Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1965
45'
11'
7'
Michigan
$78,000

Description: The Wimsey
A beautiful vintage race yacht, fully set up for racing and cruising. Used to cruise the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas and treasured by my family. We would love to pass it on to a boater who can continue the love.

The Wimsey was originally commissioned by Philip A. Watson, commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club, former president of the Tavern Club and chairman of the Mackinac Race Committee. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, whose legacy dates back to 1926. Built by the Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard, in Mamaroneck, NY of welded aluminum combining nearly a century's worth of tradition and expertise with new ideas and state-of-the-art technology.

Raced by Watson for a period of time then sold to another Chicago owner. Acquired from the second owner, cruised and raced out of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club while embarking on extensive refurbishment at Palmer Johnson in Sturgeon Bay, MI. Later cruised the Bahamas for a bit and returned to the Great Lakes, continuing restoration, then returning to Robert E. Derecktor shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale for additional restoration work. The hull was sandblasted and painted, a remanufactured engine installed, new rigging and all systems inspected and refurbished as necessary in preparation for the upcoming racing season in the Caribbean. Raced and cruised based out of St. John USVI and Tortola BVI to many exciting and far flung destinations. During this time the Wimsey was maintained to the highest standards. Eventually, she was shipped back to the Great Lakes, where we raced and cruised some then put in her into indoor storage.

She comes stocked with lots of spare parts and tools for doing maintenance and repairs and best of all was designed with lots of storage space.

The hull is designed to CCA measurement rules with about 9000 Lbs. of internal lead ballast in the keel.

Lots more pics available. Brokers protected. Call or email for questions. Thanks!

Equipment: Equipment:

Rig & Sails:
Sloop Rig
Aluminum mast
Wood Boom
Solid rigging
2 spinnaker poles
Reaching Strut
Slab reefing
4 spinnakers: light air, 2 x regular, heavy air.
2 main sails: 1 racing (mylar/kevlar). 1x Dacron cruising main

Head sails:
#1 Genoa
#2 Genoa
#3 - working jib
light genoa

Forestaysails:
Tallboy
Genoa

Deck Equipment:
Full racing and cruising gear
All bronze Merriman winches

Too much ground tackle to list

2x propellers - Luke brand - feathering 3 blade and a folding 2 blade

Instruments:
Brooks and Gatehouse - wind speed, wind direction, radio direction finder, depth finder, speed and log

Garmin GPS

Radios:
2x VHF
single sideband and automatic antenna coupler
and ham radio

2 burner alcohol stove
full galley equip
Large Ice Box 100lb of ice

25 gal fuel tank
100 gal fresh water

2x Seagull outboards
1 zodiac dinghy

1 working head

Location: Northport, Michigan
L82754
424-259-2656

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
aluminum
monohull
racer/cruiser
masthead sloop
2
good

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This Sparkman & Stephens Sloop Added 29-Sep-2019



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