From the desk of Sparkman & Stephens comes this classic aluminum racer-cruiser built in 1965 at Bob Derecktor shipyard in Mamaroneck, NY. This famous Sparkman and Stephens design was their first design with a skeg and rudder separated from the keel built for Tom Watson Jr. for blue water racing and cruising. A well known yacht with a history of blue water racing was aslo once a race boat for Maine Maritime Academy for eleven years. In the eighties she changed course and worked as a passenger vessel operating tours out of Portland, Maine. Still a fine and solid sailor with a COI for 20 passengers would make a fine charter boat and/or and excellent live-aboard cruiser.
Forepeak with work bench, followed by head with shower and then forward stateroom. The stateroom has double bunk to port and single to starboard with pipe berth over. Aft into the main salon with settee and pilot berth to starboard and settee to port with table and pipe berth over. Bulkhead mounted diesel cabin heater. Aft to starboard is captains cabin with pull out nav desk switch panels. Galley is opposite to port. Through port head to aft cabin with athwartships double bunk, lockers and forward and aft hatches to deck. Interior wood is birch with new teak ceiling planks on the sides of the hull. Teak and Holly sole. White overhead. Deck prisms and portholes allow ample natural light.
Isotherm combo refrigerator with freezer separated
Luke 4 Burner propane stove and oven
Deck and Hull
Aluminum hull and deck with Awgrip finish in 2001. Hull is white, deck is White with Seafoam non skid. Hull was taken down to bare metal and inspected for Coast Guard certification. Collision bulkhead was installed forward. Three hull ports were installed in each side, three in main salon, two in forward stateroom and one in Capt's cabin. All of the original hull insulation was removed and new foam sprayed on.
Deck washdown salt water
2 Boarding gates
2 spreader lights
1 search light portable
Electronics and Nav
Compnav autopilot 1001
Shipmate VHF RS 8110
8" Compass magnetic
SSBV ICOM M710
Ship power 12 volts
2 house banks plus one engine
Heart inverter 1200 watts
Heart battery charger automatic 45 watts
Shore power 30amps
Sails and Rigging
Backstay adjuster manual
Standing rigging wire rod and stainless
Reckman roller furling 1989
Strong low friction mast track and slides
Main full battened Hallett 2002
Genoa 90% Hallett 2002
Many older sails also available
Zodiac x8 man life raft
Zodiac 25 person IBA
(2) Ring buoys one with strobe light
(3) Fire extinguishers
Fixed fire suppression system in engine compartment
Edson 30 man
VHF ship station inspected
New flare kit w/gun
2 new orange rescue throw rings, one with strobe light
Installed new AirHead composting toilet in fwd head
Serviced aft WC head
New sump box and pump for fwd shower and sink grey water
What Palawan needs now
Basically this is one solid rugged and comfortable sailboat capable of going anywhere in the world. It would make a wonderful live aboard cruiser or could be put to work as a passenger vessel. She last had a USCG certificate of inspection for 20 passengers in 2011. A new owner could easily update this and have a working tour boat.
Unfortunately this beautiful boat has been neglected for a bit so the aesthetics need attention.
Here are the owner's recommended needs:
topside and deck paint
brightwork and cabin sides to be stripped and varnished
install new shore power inlet and 110v breaker panel (new parts are on board)
install new holding tank for aft head (old one was a bladder and has been removed)
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.