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Sparkman And Stephens S&S 30


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Sparkman & Stephens, LLC

170 Mason Street
Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
United States

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Make Sparkman And Stephens
Model S&S 30
Year 2013
Condition New
Price US$149,000
Type Sail
Class Sloop
Length 30 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location United States
Tax Status Tax Not Applicable
LOA 30 ft 6 in
Length at Water Line 27 ft 6 in
Beam 8 ft 3 in
Max Draft 5 ft 6 in
Keel Type Fin
Displacement (Dry Load) 5640 lb
Ballast 2400 lb
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 2YM15xSD20
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 14 hp
Drive Type Sail Drive
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Cabins 1
Double Berths 1
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 13 (Other)
Fresh Water Tanks 12 (Other)
Holding Tanks 9 (Other)


The yacht design branch of Sparkman & Stephens has a long and well-established history dating back to 1929. With notable designs such as Bolero, Finisterre, and several of the winning America’s Cup 12-Metres, the heritage of S&S is diverse. In addition to the well-known large sail and power yachts in the S&S design portfolio, we have also designed icons of family sailing such as the Lightning and Blue Jay. It is from this wide range of previous designs that we have drawn inspiration for the Sparkman & Stephens 30.

Our founder and long-time Chief Designer, Olin J. Stephens II passed away in 2008 at the age of 100. Earlier that same year, our team had been working with him on a design that he saw as his dream project. It was inspired by one of his all-time favorite projects – a 30’ wooden sloop built in 1935 for the Miami-Nassau race, Babe. The yacht was cutting-edge for the time, with a plumb bow and “cut-off” stern, as described by Rod Stephens. A well-defined keel and generous sail plan made her a competitive sailing boat, with very simple accommodations and minimal live-aboard comforts.The re-design was to be a traditionally built wooden boat, with double-planked construction and painted canvas decks. Design 0097-c1 was fully developed for a one-off build, with bronze deck hardware and custom portlights.

We at S&S, felt the simplicity and back-to-basics approach that Olin took on the Babe project was a rare characteristic in yacht design today, where complex systems, hotel quality comforts, and skyrocketing build costs rule the roost. A return to the basic, reliable, yet beautiful, family daysailer and club racer is something for which every sailor in us is secretly looking. So, we have taken the original concept developed with Olin in 2008 and adapted it for a mass-market production run. Standard FRP construction techniques, off-the-shelf hardware, and bare essential onboard systems, combined with an affordable price tag, are the primary objectives for this modern boat with a classic appeal.

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  • E-glass/vinylester hull with polymer foam core
  • Solid E-glass laminate on centerline
  • Molded interior liners
  • Molded keel and hull structure
  • External lead keel mounted to molded sump
  • E-glass/vinylester deck with polymer foam core
  • Core removed in areas of deck hardware and thru-hull fittings


  • (1) Yanmar 2YM15xSD20, 14hp diesel & saildrive
  • (1) Yanmar fiberglass engine mount pan
  • (1) Yanmar keyless B-type instrument panel with ignition switch, start/stop buttons, and alarms
  • (1) Teleflex ST single lever throttle with neutral safety switch (CH2400P)


  • (2) Optima D34M 12V AGM house & starting batteries
  • (1) Yanmar 35A/12V alternator
  • (1) Blue Sea Systems 360 12V distribution panel:
    1- Interior Lights
    2- Navigation Lights
    3- Masthead/Anchor
    4- VHF
    5- Bilge Pump
    6- Blower
    7- 12V Outlet 8- (Stereo)
  • (1) Blue Sea Systems manual battery switch
  • All electrical wiring to be ABYC compliant

Electronics, Communication & Navigation

  • (1) Ritchie Explorer bracket-mount compass with removable cover (B-51)*
  • (1) Aquasignal bicolor LED bow light (32100)
  • (1) Aqusignal LED stern light (32502)
  • (1) Aquasignal LED mast/anchor light (32410)

Auxiliary Systems

  • (1) Nicro Solar MiniVent 1000 (N20020)*
  • (1) Laminate galley/head counter top
  • (1) Scandvik stainless steel sink (10206)
  • (1) Scandvik compact chrome faucet (16200)
  • (1) Whale Gusher MKIII foot pump (GP0550)
  • (1) Garbage bin under counter
  • (1) Igloo Marine Ice Chest, 25 quart (6776)
  • (1) 13-gal Todd polyethylene water tank with deck fill plate and vent, 1/4” wall thick. (85-1626WH)
  • (1) 12-gal Moeller polyethylene fuel tank with vent, deck fill plate, and sending unit (032512)
  • (1) Moeller electronic fuel gauge (035727-10)
  • (1) Jabsco Twist'n'Lock Compact Manual Head with ceramic bowl and wood seat (29090-3000)
  • (1) 6-gal Todd polyethylene holding tank with gravity overboard discharge (85-1531WH)
  • (1) Whale Super Sub 650 gph automatic 12VDC bilge pump with integral switch (SS5212)
  • (1) Whale Urchin manual bulkhead-mount bilge pump located near helm in cockpit (BP9013)
  • (7) Thru-hull seacocks:
    Cooling water inlet
    SW flush
    BW discharge
    GW discharge
    (2} x Cockpit drains
    Bilge pump discharge

Steering & Rudder

  • E-glass rudder with aluminum rudder post
  • (1) Jefa twin self-aligning roller bearings in FRP tube (6D063)
  • (1) Rudder Craft laminated wood tiller (Style A)

Safety Equipment

  • All safety equipment meets USCG regulations.
  • (1) Orion Coastal Locator Plus 4 signal kit, with signal flat and whistel (534)
  • (4) Kent Type II adult life jackets (427000)
  • (1) Cal June Type IV ring buoy & bracket (G-19)
  • (2) Kidde B-I 2 H lb fire extinguisher (46622701)
  • (1) West Marine 2.0 medical kit (2062-0004)

Outfit & Furnishing

  • Double-hinged frosted Lexan panels set into bulkhead ring frame
  • (4) Settee and forward berth boxed-edge cushions,
  • 3” reticulated foam with Sunbrella Marine
  • Upholstery in solid color
  • Wood fiddles on counters and settee faces
  • Wood caps on bulkhead ring frames
  • Wood handrails on overhead & exterior, with common fasteners
  • Wood companionway steps with non-skid finish, mounted to engine box
  • (2) Wood sole panel inserts
  • Sliding mirrored cabinet doors above sink
  • Sliding frosted polycarbonate medicine cabinet doors outboard of head
  • (2) White v-groove hull ceiling panels
  • (2) Bomar 14”x16” inspection hatches on aft bhd for wet-locker access (G81618)
  • (2) Upholstered removable settee backrests, for use as lee boards
  • (8) StarBoard settee backrest brackets
  • (4) Taylorbrite Euro-style LED reading lights with integral switches (R3DM001N)

Deck Hardware

  • (2) Harken self-tailing coachroof winch (20STA)
  • (2) Spinlock double rope clutches (XAS0615/2)
  • (2) Harken two-sheave deck organizers (270)
  • (1) Harken 2:1 self-tacking curved track with car
  • (5) Harken cam-cleats in cockpit cubby holes: 2 x jib sheet, 2 x backstay, jib furling line (150)
  • (2) Harken 8” lock-in winch handles with holders
  • Wood flagstaff, ensign, and deck socket

Windows, Ports & Hatches

  • (6) Flush tempered glass frameless portlights
  • (1) TaylorMade Ultra III foredeck hatch with tempered glass lens, ~20”x20” (2020UL3)
  • (2) Cockpit seat flush fiberglass hatches
  • (1) Lazarette flush fiberglass hatch
  • (1) Tempered glass double-sliding c’way hatch
  • (3) Wood companionway hatch boards

Anchoring, Mooring & Outfit

  • Wood toe rail mounted over hull-to-deck joint
  • (6) 10” Herreshoff style stainless steel cleats with stainless steel chafe plate (198418)
  • (1) 7 lb Fortress aluminum anchor (FX-11)
  • (1) 100’ x 1/2” diameter nylon anchor rode, with 6’ x 5/16” chain
  • (1) Perko Deck Plate with eye for anchor chain retrieval, over chain locker (0528DP8CHR)
  • (1) Bow line 25’ nylon, 1/2” diameter
  • (2) Spring lines 35’ nylon, 1/2” diameter
  • (1) Stern line 25’ nylon, 1/2” diameter
  • (3) TaylorMade 8” x 20” vinyl fenders (1026)
  • (1) West Marine floating boat hook (85001A)

Paint, Coatings & Fairing

  • Deck: Evercoat Premium Gel Kote, white with tan or grey non-skid
  • Topsides: Evercoat Premium Gel Kote in white
  • Boot top: Awlgrip in red, black, or navy blue
  • Bottom paint: Interlux Micron CSC, red, green or shark white
  • Bilge: Interlux Bilge Kote in white

Spars & Rigging

  • Sparcraft aluminum mast (S330) & boom (F220), deck-stepped with compression post below
  • (2) Sparcraft aluminum swept-back spreaders
  • (1) Anodized aluminum mast step
  • (3) Stainless steel chainplates (2 x V1/D1, forestay), custom by Builder
  • Navtec 1x19 stainless steel wire rigging
  • Below-deck 4:1 backstay adjusting system with deck ferrules and lead blocks
  • (1) Main halyard sheaves at masthead
  • (2) Genoa halyard sheave at forestay
  • (1) Spinnaker halyard sheave above forestay
  • (2) Halyard cheek blocks mounted to mast
  • (1) Harken 4:1/16:1 Carbo AirBlock mainsheet
  • (1) Harken CB mainsheet traveler system
  • (1) Double-ended self-tacking jib below-deck sheet system with lead and turning blocks
  • (1) Harken SB underdeck furler (478)
  • (1) Hall QuickVang
  • (1) Harken 4:1 Carbo AirBlock vang system
  • (1) Outhaul block-and-tackle adjustment in boom
  • (1) Single-line reef system
  • Burgee halyard and block, with S&S burgee
  • Running rigging package


  • Full-batten mainsail w/ single slab reef
  • Furling cruising jib, self-tacking, 90% LP


Optional Hull, Deck, & Appendages

  • Awlgrip topsides paint in any color
  • Teak main deck
  • Teak cockpit sole
  • Teak cockpit seats

Optional Electronics, Communication & Navigation

  • Tacktick wireless wind, speed & depth (T108)
  • Simrad tiller-mounted autopilot (TP10)
  • (1) ICOM marine VHF radio (IC-M304)
  • (1) Clarion stereo with four marine outdoor speakers (M109 & CM 1625)

Optional Auxiliary Systems

  • (1) Origo single-burner alcohol stove, on slide-out drawer in stbd aft bulkhead locker (9581401-99)
  • (1) Isotherm Slim 15 water heater, 4 gal (601521S)

Optional Outfit

  • Lifelines; stainless stanchions, pulpit, and pushpit
  • Lifelines; tapered at ends with stainless stanchions
  • Wood eyebrow on deckhouse
  • Wood cockpit coaming cap
  • Wood cladding on house & coaming sides
  • Canvas companionway dodger and hardware
  • Canvas boom tent and hardware
  • (2) Cockpit seat cushions, 3” reticulated foam with Sunbrella Marine Upholstery in solid color
  • (1) Aft deck cushion, 3” reticulated foam with Sunbrella Marine Upholstery in solid color
  • (6) Rostand aluminum opening portlights (0010)
  • Transom removable swim ladder and hardware
  • Spinlock tiller extension (EA/1200S)

Optional Spars & Rigging

  • Carbon fiber mast
  • Sail cover with vessel name
  • Mainsail QuickCover
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker, lines, and hardware
  • Overlapping headsail, lines, and hardware
  • (2) Harken self-tailing primary winches (35.2STA)
  • (2) Spartan Marine white powder-coated primary winch plinth (W799)
  • (1) Harken 4:1 Carbo AirBlock cunningham
  • Racing sail inventory

Miscellaneous Options

  • Wood pop-up cockpit table, custom by Builder
  • Lifesling2 overboard rescue system (WMLS2)


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.

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