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Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
Poole
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060

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1957 Sparkman and Stephens Yawl

£95,000 (Listed price: US$148,561)

Unknown,Spain

Photo 1
Port bow
Port qtr
Abeam
In youth
Bow view aft
From aloft
On the hard, counter stern
Stern anchor lift
Cockpit forard
Dorade and deck wash
Foredeck, anchor
Cockpit table open
Builders plaque
Companionway steps
Galley
Bar
Saloon; table leaves drop down
Flare locker stb mid
Heads
Fwd cabin V berths
Saloon computer station closed
Saloon computer station open
Chart table
Engine access from saloon
Propellor
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Description/Condition

Inspired by ocean racing the success of FINISTERRE, Charles MacCulloch of Halifax had Sparkman and Stephens design FAIRWYN - then absolutely state of the art – to be built by McGruers of Clynder of the finest materials with no expense spared under the close supervision of Rod Stephens himself. She is essentially a larger version of FINISTERRE, three-time winner of the Newport to Bermuda race in the 1950s.

FAIRWYN’S 50 years could almost be described as a game of two halves; her first in youth as a successful racer, fondly remembered by many former crew members - and then in maturity as a comfortable, safe and versatile cruiser; ever displaying the style and qualities for which her designers and builder are so highly regarded.




Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 11 ft 9 inMax Draft 4 ft 3 in 
Draft Board/Drive Up 4 ft 3 inEngine Make Mercedes Benz 
Engine Model OM 636Length at Waterline 29 ft 6 in 
Length on Deck 42 ft 3 inLength Overall 42 ft 3 in 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by

Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
Poole
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060

Engines

Total Power: 34

Brokers Comments

Inspired by ocean racing the success of FINISTERRE, Charles MacCulloch of Halifax had Sparkman and Stephens design FAIRWYN - then absolutely state of the art – to be built by McGruers of Clynder of the finest materials with no expense spared under the close supervision of Rod Stephens himself. She is essentially a larger version of FINISTERRE, three-time winner of the Newport to Bermuda race in the 1950s.

FAIRWYN’S 50 years could almost be described as a game of two halves; her first in youth as a successful racer, fondly remembered by many former crew members - and then in maturity as a comfortable, safe and versatile cruiser; ever displaying the style and qualities for which her designers and builder are so highly regarded.

History

Soon to become the Queen of the Halifax racing circuit, FAIRWYN gave good account of herself, racing extensively  and notably winning the Prince of Wales Cup in 1959, for which the presentation was made by HM Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.

On acquiring her in 1982, the present owners took her to the West Coast and for the next 25 years or so cruised, rather than raced her over 50,000 miles in the waters of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Then she embarked for the North Cone and Central American coastal waters, cruising therein over some 8 years before returning to Halifax to celebrate her 50th birthday.

FAIRWYN has won a number of awards, plaques for some of which are displayed aboard, including Best Sailboat in Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival 1991 and 1st place for sail boats in the Madison Wooden Boat Festival, Louisiana 2005 among others.

Construction

Originally double-planked African mahogany and red cedar, fastened with silicon bronze screws she was rebuilt in 1999 with overlapping double planking encapsulated with epoxy and glued together. Thus the bottom is now of a monocoque construction but also screwed to the frames in the traditional way and is immensely strong. Above the waterline the boat retains its original double planking. Frames are of 2 x 2 inch white oak on 10 inch centres. The keel and stem are of white oak. The decks are fibreglass and epoxy-covered marine mahogany marine ply re laid in 1989. The superstructure is of teak. Originally specified with a lifting plate, this is no longer fitted – with no significant detriment to the yacht’s cruising capability.

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

The cockpit is a conventional well with large lockers for sails, sheets, warps etc on either side. The helm wheel is mounted at the aft end of the well. There are two lazarette hatches aft on either side of the mizzen mast.

Descending the companionway steps for’ard of the cockpit finds the galley to port and the navigation station to starboard either side of the companionway. There is no living space aft of the companionway.

The main saloon has 7 ft settee / berths to port and starboard and a folding table amidships. The two former pipe cots above the main settees have been converted into stowage space, bookshelves etc.

Beyond a bulkhead is the head compartment to port with a large hanging locker opposite.

Next is the for’ard cabin with conventional 7 ft. berths converging Vee and drawers for stowage under. There are hanging lockers on each side.

Far for’ard is a large chain locker in the forepeak with small lockers on each side for miscellaneous items. This compartment also contains a large toolbox athwartships aft.

Rig Spars and Sails

- Sitka spruce spars
- 316 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging; main new 2008, mizzen new 2007
- Sails all new in 2006
- Main, roller furling genoa, mizzen, spinnaker, staysail, storm trysail, mizzen staysail, storm jib

Mechanical Electrical and Tankage

- 66 lb Bruce, 44 lb Bruce, 45 lb CQR, 35 lb Fortress, 60 lb folding fisherman’s anchors
- 300 feet of Schedule 40 5/16th  inch chain
- 2 x 250 feet of 5/8th inch nylon with chain leaders
- Several hundred feet of assorted lines
- 8 ft 6 Aquapro inflatable dinghy and outboard

Mechanical Electrical and Tankage

- Mercedes Benz OM636, 4 cylinder diesel engine
- Amplepower 160 AH Alternator
- 2 x Siemens SP 75 2000 solar panels
- 3x PulseTech battery savers
- Ampair 100 wind generator 1993
- Mastervolt IVO Compact 12/25-3 230 V battery charger 2008
- 700 W inverter 2008
- 2 x 12 V  domestic battery banks linked
a) forward (one under each bunk) 2 x 6 V 262 Ah
  b) aft in starboard cockpit locker, 2 x 6-volt 262 Ah
- 1 x 12 V 100 Ah engine starting battery in port cockpit locker
- Amplepower battery monitor system
- Emon II, SAR V-3, eliminator
- 1 x Mastervolt 110V /230 V automatic charger
- 3 burner Hillerange kerosene with oven
- Nova Kool fridge
- 1 x auto electric bilge pump mounted above the engine with alarm and manual switch
- 1 x  auto electric bilge pump mounted under cabin sole near the companionway steps
- 1 x Edson O hand bilge pump at the helm
- Henderson manual pump in the galley
- Webasto diesel furnace heating throughout
- Fab All auxiliary kerosene heater for main cabin
- Water tank 280 litres
- Fuel tank 280 litres
- Large inventory of spare parts intended to make most of the installed equipment repairable          

Navigation Communication and Electronics

- Robertson AP200DL # 115 autopilot
- Furuno Navigator 32 GPS 2001
- Garmin 76 GPS 2006
- Micrologic ML-250 GPS
- Kenwood TKM-407 VHF
- Metz 3 db base loaded VHF Antenna
- Icom M-72 handheld VHF
- RayMarine DS400X depth Sounder / fish finder installed Dec 2002
- Data Marine International Offshore model 3000 depth sounder: + repeater
- Data Marine Corinthian Log
- Data Marine Corinthian wind instruments rebuilt April, 2009 (direction but not speed)
- Raytheon R10X radar
- Cybernet radio/cassette player
- Clarion radio / CD player
- SGC 2000 with auto tuner SGC 230 SSB radio1999
- Macintosh G4 iBook laptop computer
- IBM Think Pad A21m computer
- Smart Radio antenna splitter2008
- Electronic switchbox for computer
- PTC II e modem: 1999
- Furuno NAVTEX receiver 2003
-  Smart Radio 161AIS receiver 2008
- Vesper Marine Watchmate AIS display 2008
- Hewlett Packard 460c Printer 2006
- Global Sat BU 353 mobile GPS receiver
- Waas GPS receiver 2008

Safety

- DBC 4-man offshore life raft
- Alden Marine Satfind 406 EPIRB
- MOB pole with attached safety light and life ring.
- Life sling

Supplementary


There are additional equipment items associated with FAIRWYN, presently located in Canada and which would be made available to a buyer to ship at his expense. They include
- #1 Genoa in GC
- Mizzen spinnaker
- Mainsail (Old – Ratsey and Lapthorne)
- Merriman ash cheeked blocks; numerous in excellent condition
- Full winter cover and original compass binnacle

Disclaimer

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.