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Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.

84 Knox Street
United States

Fax:  (207) 354-8176

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1969 Aage Walsted Sparkman & Stephens


Thomaston,ME,United States

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Puffin was designed as a race boat in 1969. She has eight single berths, efficient galley, two heads, and two companionways. She has only been three owners, was extensively raced in the Atlantic and Caribbean with several transatlantic race and some european races. She was designed to be lifted by a crane from a single point for loading on a ship and has a very well designed internal structure for mast, keel and trim tab. Bilge areas were stripped and re-painted. New stainless steel frames were fitted and added, cockpit and stern rebuilt, internal metal frame to take the load of the bsackstay off the transom. All exterior and interior varnish was stripped and revarnished. Topsides faired and sprayed with Awlgrip. New carbon mast and pole with rod rigging. Puffin is in excellent shape, perhaps in many respects better than new. She is very solid construction and extremely strong, yet only 25,000 lbs. An excellent performer with a breakthrough keel of 1969, possibly the forerunner to the Swan 44s and Seguin 44s. With the new mast 5' higher she can be sailed as a sloop or yawl. The original mast is still available if required.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Hull Shape DisplacementBeam 12 ft 4 in 
Max Draft 7 ft 3 inEngine Make Volvo Penta 
Engine Model 2003Engine Year 2002 
Fuel Capacity 50 galLength at Waterline 33 ft 4 in 
Length Overall 47 ft 5 inNumber of Heads 2 
Holding Tank Size 14 galWater Capacity 110 gal 
Engine Hours 505Number of Berths 8 
Number of Engines 1    

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For Sale by

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.

84 Knox Street
United States

Fax:  (207) 354-8176


Hull: Spanish cedar planking over laminated 2” x 2 ½” frames set at 14” on center. The frames are tied to the keelson with welded stainless floor frames. The planks are held to the frames with copper rivets. The topside planking is double layered with back fastening from inside out. There are also bronze screws used along garboard rabbit. There is a longitudinal stainless plate connecting the floor frames in the keel area. The stem, keelson and deadwood appear to be Cedar.

Keel: Fin keel, lead external ballast with 1 ¼” bronze keel bolts.

Decks: Teak over plywood and 1 ½” x 1 ½” sawn beams set at 14” on center. There are larger beams at companionways and hatch ways. The cockpit has two (2) Marelon valves for scupper drains, teed with seat drains.

Cabin/House: Short trunk with teak sides and fiberglass over plywood top.

Rudder and Steering:  Laminated cedar with 2” bronze post, supported on a bronze heel fitting which s bolted to a laminated skeg. There is a similarly built trim tab supported on a bronze heel fitting on the end of the keel. Both have bronze packing glands inside. The main steering is wheel to wire quadrant with an emergency tiller stored. The trim tab steering is hydraulic has been removed and tab is locked in place.


Description:  U-shaped counter with a stainless sink to a 1” Marelon valve. Considerable amount storage in cabinets, drawers, and bins.

Stove: Luke LP, gimbaled

Tank and Lines: Tank is removed for storage, fiberglass lined top-load deck locker with gravity drain to cockpit, approved LP hose and pressure gauge.
Valves: 12 VDC solenoid
Refrigeration: Seafrost 12 VDC system, air cooled (2012)

Deck & Rigging & Sails

Mast(s): Keel stepped Carbon Fiber mast, double spreader (built in 1997)

Boom(s):  Aluminum boom with stainless hand rails on both sides   

Pole(s):  Carbon Fiber 

Standing Rigging:  The head stay is reported to be 1 x 19 wire and is held at the cast bronze stem head fitting with ¾” tang which is fastened to the stem and deck. The upper and lower shrouds are 5/16” Navtec stainless rod to 5/8” and ½” stainless chain plates which are bolted to laminated gussets fastened to the inside of the hull. The back stay is a 1/2” composite Kevlar to a 5/8” stainless chain plate which is bolted through the deck to a custom stainless web which is fastened to frames and blocking, connecting the deck to the hull and the a large welded stainless floor frame. The rigging was new in 1997 with limited seasonal use since. This vessel was originally rigged as a yawl. The mizzen step and chain plates are still installed. RR17  

Running Rigging: Braided stay-set halyards and sheets. Jib tracks are bolted thru deck with Lewmar adjustable cars and Harken roller fairleads  

Winches: (2) Lewmar 44 self-tailing and (2) Barient 28+ self-tailing mounted on stainless braces, (2) Lewmar 55 self-tailing on cabin top, Barient 19 self-tailing for main sheet, (2) Barient 22 self-tailing  

Furling Gear: Harken

Travelers and Vangs: Harken  

Sails: Pope Sails: Main (2011) and 110 Jib (2010), Genoa, Yankee 120 are several seasons old plus assorted set of older sails. 

Rails and Lifelines: Stainless bow and stern rails with double (uncoated) stainless lifelines with stainless deck stanchions, two side gates with Pelican hooks, stainless hand rails forward and to the side of the mast partner and across the steering pedestal, teak hand rails on cabin top. There are multiple hand rails fastened to the overhead in the cabins.

Cleats and Chocks:  (2) 15” stainless bow cleats mounted on a large stainless plate with two closed chocks. (2) 12” stainless stern cleats with closed chocks.

Anchors and Tackle: 45lb CQR with 20’ of 3/8” chain and 200’ +/- of 7/8” rode. Spare Danforth 22 with rode in anchor locker, and a 100lb anchor taken apart and stored in bilge. RR16  

Other: Simpson Lawrence 12 VDC anchor windless with 150 amp breaker. Anchor roller built into stem head unit.



Batteries: (1) engine start (3) house Optima 31’s sealed AGM

Location and Installation: Engine start battery set in engine space, house batteries set in enclosed below navigation station. 

Wire: Original wire for cabin lighting, markings unknown, some recent installation with marine use approved stranded copper wire.

Switches: Perko parallel switch

Cabin Lighting: Overhead and side lamps throughout cabins.

Navigation Lighting: Rail and mast mounting running and anchoring lights, Trinav at mast head.

Bilge Pumps: Rulemate 1500 automatic pump with manual override, Par pump set up and out of bilge with float switch and manual override.Other DC Equipment: Heart battery monitor, blowers in galleys and heads.   


Shore Power Connection: 30 amp connector with shore power charging system cord on battery charger. Hart monitoring

Charger:  Xantrex True Charge 40 amp. 100 amp Balmar alternator on engine


2010 Faircloth cover

2011 Replace all black water hoses with Poly X sanitation hose.

2012 New refrigeration.

Webasto HL-32 diesel heater and Refleks kerosene heater

Gori Propeller 

35lbs anchor w/ 25’ 3/8 chain and 300’ ¾” anchor rode

Second 300’ anchor rode with second Danforth anchor and Luke knockdown 100lbs

Lawley dinghy with 2 HP outboard

Extra Inventory

Assorted tools

Fenders and dock lines

Linens and pillows

Set of signal flags

Galley supplies

Spare blocks and lines, including jack lines


Portable solar panel

Cleaning supplies


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.