Sparkman & Stephens LLC
170 Mason Street
Sparkman & Stephens LLC
170 Mason Street
Built by Nevins for tobacco heir R.J.Reynolds Jr., and launched in 1938, S&S Design No 221, BLITZEN, was fast from the beginning. She was second in her class in the Newport-Bermuda Race that year and won the Traspac in 1939. Dorade, S&S Design #7, had won the previous race. She went on to a distinguished career on the Great Lakes winning the Chicago Mackinac Race in 1965 and 1966. She had also scored back to back wins in the Miami-Nassau Race in 1949-50.
She has been under the same ownership for the last 25 years and used a day charter and family cruising boat. Presently she is need of some refit work to make her seaworthy again. A complete refit would put her in the same categories as DORADE, MANITOU, ARGYLL, SKYLARK, SONNY, BLACK WATCH and the other Classic S&S designs that compete in the US and Mediterranean Circuits.
Stored under cover and is easy to inspect, BLITZEN IS an obvious choice for anyone interested in racing and cruising a true Classic.
|Beam||12 ft 6 in||Max Draft||7 ft 9 in|
|Fuel Capacity||50 gal||Length at Waterline||40 ft|
|Length Overall||55 ft 9 in||Number of Heads||2|
|Number of Berths||7||Number of Engines||1|
The galley is immediately to port as you come down the companionway. There is a stainless steel four burner propane stove and oven. Additionally there is a stainless steel sink and a refrigeration box on either side of the stove.
Opposite the galley is a full size chart table and Nav station with electrical panels and instruments.
Settee berths', port & starboard with Matching upper pilot beths outboard. Each bunk has a pair of long drawers and there are hanging lockers forward of the bunks.
The Master Stateroom is located forward and on the port side. There is a tapered mattress that follows the hull shape and provides the equivalent of about a full sized bed. There is a small sink, toilet with upper and lower cabinet storage in the same cabin.
The guest Stateroom is forward and to starboard. This cabin has twin over/under bunks, a chest of drawers and a separate head and shower.
Engine Diesel - Yanmar, 88 Turbo. YR. 2000, 888 Hrs. with new exhaust
New 3 blade feathering Maxi Prop
Steering: Wheel, Edson overhauled 2004
Pumps: Two Bilge pump systems and new Guzzler Hand pump (not installed)
Winches: Paul Luke Racing Grinders two (2); 2- Barient #22, 3 – Barient #28;
2 – Barient #30; 4 spare winches self tailing from Swan, ready to go
Electrical: 12volt, with new house and starter batteries in 2011. Shore power charger
Ground Tackle: (1) 40lb. Danforth, (1) 60lb. CQR with chain and rope
Tender: One AB Rigid Bottom 14’ with 20HP Mercury
Compass 6” Constellation
Fire Equipment: (3) hand held and mounted BC Dry Chemical
Propane: New tank and box 2011 with new lines
Sail Inventory: List forth coming. There are approximately 15 sails.
Dual mains (cruising and heavy weather),
Cutter rig sails including Yankee, Staysail and various storm sails.
Multiple Spinnakers (5)
Light weather and storm sails
Primary for sails are 135 and Genoa.
All are available for inspection. 2 spinnaker poles
Hull material: Double Planked, Mahogany over Cedar, refastened with bronze 1989
Frames: 2x2 ¼ Steam bent Oak frames with some laminated
Decking Material: Teak overlay on Port Orford Cedar
Bulkhead: Marine grade plywood
New Marine Radio;
Radar - Furuno 24 Mile
GPS - NorthStar 520 color chart plotter
Depth Sounder – Data Marine
Speed Indicator – Data Marine
|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.|
Please Contact Listing Agent
Harry Morgan CPYB
Off 203-687-4535 email Cell 516-551-6224