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Thursday, April 18, 2013


Here is an opportunity to save a part of sailing history. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Nevins in 1937 for tobacco heir R.J.Reynolds, BLITZEN went on to establish an enviable racing record including winning the 1939 Transpac and Class B in the 1938 Bermuda Race, her first summer. Owned for over 20 years by her present owner, she is now in need of a rebuild that he is not willing to undertake. She is a true classic and fast and well worth rejuvenating. Call Harry Morgan at 201-687-4535 or email for more information.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


This incredible boat is offered at a very attractive price of $225,000 and must be sold soon. She started life as a Swan 47 but has been transformed into a shorthanded cruiser, capable of sailing anywhere in the wold. The owner had many modifications done in the US before sailing her through the Pacific to New Zealand where he cruised extensively and had more modifications and updating done before sailing her back to the East Coast via the Straights of Magellan. Truly an unique boat, she must be seen to be appreciated. Carbon Spars, protected steering position, water maker, generator, extensive electronic navigation, twin carbon poles.... the list goes on and on. She is in the water and ready to take you to the ends of the earth or transatlantic. 


 Harry Morgan
Cell 516-551-6224   email   Office 203-687-4535

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kialoa II - 74' Sparkman & Stephens/Yachting Dynamics 1964

Here is the beautiful classic A rater from the boards of Sparkman & Stephens, Kialoa II, design 1713.  She was built of aluminum by Yacht Dynamics of Harbor City, California and launched in 1964.

Here is a photo sequence from the time of her launch.

The following is a description of her interior arrangement.  Her interior layout has been altered slightly from the original plans.  The original general arrangement can be found by following the link to the blog posting about this design by clicking here.  Here's a sketch of the current arrangement.

The large forepeak contains the chain locker and storage space for sails, lines and other equipment. A large hatch gives access to the deck.  The forward stateroom has a double berth to port and a single to starboard,  entrance to the port head with shower, two large lockers for hanging clothes, 5 drawers in the bureau, and 16 drawers under the bunks. A door leads aft to a passageway by the mast.

The saloon has a large teak dining table with drop sides which seats a maximum of 10. There are 4 berths, two port and two starboard. The lower settees pull out to form 29" wide bunks, one 6"-4" long, the other over 7' long. The upper quarter berths are 26" wide and 6"-4" long. There are two hanging lockers, one on each side, a bureau with 4 drawers, and 9 drawers under the bunks. Life jackets and ships spares are stowed under the upper bunks. A door opposite the mast section leads to the forward starboard head.

The next compartment aft has the galley to port, with a gimbaled serving counter, a three burner gimbaled propane range, two refrigerator/freezer boxes, electric toaster and blender and numerous drawers and cabinets. On the starboard side there is a settee and an upper bunk similar to those in the saloon. There are 9 drawers for storage on this side.

The third head, with shower, is just aft of the settee and bunk. The main propulsion and generator engines are located under the cabin sole.  The deckhouse is reached by climbing 3 steps, which pull out for access to the machinery area below. The navigation table, with drawers for charts and books, is on the port side forward, along with the electronic instruments.

The main ship electrical control panel is located in the passagway leading to this compartment. On the starboard side there is a double bunk, 55" width by 6' 4" length and a pilot berth, 5' 10" length, on the port side.

Aft by the hatch is an electrical panel for engine control, navigation and deck illumination, and alarm and status functions.  The area under the deckhouse contains the battery chargers, refrigeration equipment, bilge pumps, storage batteries, watermaker, dive compressors, diesel fuel system, emergency bilge pump and electric generator, and ships spares and tools.  Aft of the deckhouse, under the cockpit, is a small workshop, tool chest, steering system and autopilot, and storage.

Aft of the cockpit the lazarette is accessed through two hatches and is used for storage of fenders, mooring lines and garbage.

Brief Specification
Sail Plan
Mainsail 951 sq ft
Fore triangle 1,180 sq ft
Mizzen 260 sq ft
Total rated sail area 2,400 sq ft
No.1 Genoa 1,900 sq ft
Spinnakers about 4,000 sq ft
Mast height 91 ft above waterline
Spinnaker pole length 30'-6"
J (mast to jib tack) 27'-5"
P (luff main) 76'-7"
E (foot main) 24'-10"
P (luff mizzen) 40'-8"
E (foot mizzen) 13'-2"
IOR rating (in 1976) 62.5' ft

Galley - Three burner gimballed propane range with oven and broiler. Two sinks with fresh and salt water, gimballed serving counter, good counter space and storage.

Refrigeration - Two 10 cubic foot built-in boxes, which may be set for either refrigeration or freezer temperatures. Independent 12 volt compressors with keel cooled condensers.

Electrical - 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC. Three 12 volt house battery banks, 370 ampere hours each. One 12 volt engine battery, 220 ampere hours. Main interior lighting is 12 volt fluorescent. 110 volt AC, 5.5 KW from diesel generator, 2000 watt inverter operates smaller AC loads from 12 volt system. Also 110/220 volt shore power system.

Battery charging - 120 amp alternator plus 100 amp 115 volt chargers on generator. Two alternators on main engine with combined 200 amp output.

Fuel - 320 gallons in four integral tanks. Four flexible deck tanks with 140 gallon capacity can be used when necessary. Maximum cruising range under engine (calm seas) is about 1100 nautical miles.

Fresh water - 400 gallons in three integral tanks. 20 gallon hot water tank, heated by cooling water of either engine, or by 115 volt AC. Also 400 gallon/day reverse osmosis watermaker.

Heads - Three heads, two forward and one aft. Showers in two of these heads, and fresh water shower on deck.

Sun shade - Bimini cover over cockpit for tropics usable while sailing. Awnings which cover most of the deck for use while at anchor.

Dinghies - 13 foot Avon 7 person inflatable with 25 HP Mariner outboard, and 11 foot West Marine inflatable with 10 HP Nissan outboard.

Life rafts - Two, Fujikura 8 man in hard container on deck, Fujikura 8 man stored below deck.

Fire extinguishers - Seven: Two automatic halons in engine compartment, hand halons in galley and at helm, Size 2 C02 in deckhouse, and 2 Size 1 dry powder types in forward stateroom and fore peak.

- ICOM SSB ship to shore radio with 700 watt amplifier
- ICOM VHF radio
- Trimble INMARSAT C digital satellite communications system,will handle e-mail over the internet, Telex, weather and position reports, and emergency alarm.
- handheld ICOM VHF
- spare VHF
- Sony SSB portable receiver

Electronic Navigation:
- Trimble GPS,
- Trimble GPS as part of INMARSAT system
- Furuno radar
- Maricom RDF (Radio Direction Finder)

General Navigation:
Three steering compasses, Brookes and Gatehouse log, wind speed,wind direction and depth sounder, Bearing compass, and sextants and celestial position calculators.

Computers: Laptop Zenith 486, Laptop Compaq 486, Macintosh Performa, 2 printers

Emergency Location and alarm: ACR Type 406 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) coded to Kialoa, older ACR Type B EPIRB, and Trimble INMARSAT C system.

Autopilot:Autohelm 7000 hydraulic autopilot, and two spare mechanical 7000 and 6000 Autohelm autopilots.
Radio, CD and Tape Cassette sound system

Dive equipment: Low pressure compressor for shallow diving with a hose (Huka). High pressure compressor for filling dive tanks, 4 dive tanks, and one set of diving gear.

Gasoline powered emergency bilge pump.
Gasoline powered emergency generator.

Alarm systems - Engine oil pressure and coolant, bilge water, fuel level, shaft brake and propane alarms.

Steering - Two rudders. Originally Kialoa had one rudder attached to the full keel. In 1968 this was converted to a trim tab and a spade rudder was added aft. They are operated by concentric steering wheels that may be locked together.

Winches - One pair 4-speed pedestal grinder type primary winches. 25 other winches, mostly Barient. Self-tailing Lewmar winches for main and mizzen halyards.

Anchors - 105 lb. CQR main, 65 lb. CQR second, 35 LB Danforth reserve. Nilsson 3000 vertical electric windlass, 350 ft. 3/8 hi-test chain, 1000 ft. 3/4 nylon rode.

Hull - 5086 aluminum plate over 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 6061 aluminum angle frames on 18 in. centers, all formed to vessel lines. Plate thickness varies from 1/2" in keel, 3/8" in bilges, to 1/4" in topsides. Lead keel is internal. In 1968 approximately 6,000 lbs of lead was added to the keel, increasing the original design draft of 10'-4" to 11'-3".

Main mast - Elliptical, 16" x 10", 91 feet long, rolled from 5086 aluminum plate in 3 sections, sleeved and welded. 1/4" thickness bottom two sections, 3/16" tapered top section.

Sail plan - Originally Kialoa II was sloop rigged and had a 34 foot main boom which extended almost to the wheel. In 1968 the boom was shortened to 25 feet and a mizzen was added. After that time she was raced both with and without the mizzen, depending on the expected race conditions and the rules in effect.

She is currently on the market for €790,000.  Please contact our brokerage department for additional information.  Contact: brokerage@sparkmanstephens.com

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tabasco - 76' Custom Baltic Pilothouse 1986

This unique pilothouse cutter was built in 1986 by Baltic Yachts of Finland.  She is constructed of composites.  She was designed by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk of Germany and her tasteful interior was executed by the very talented Pieter Beeldsnijder.

The boat has been upgraded in 2012 as follows:
New hull paint and clear coat
Deck painted
Pilothouse refinished
New gaskets on pilothouse windows
New LED lighting throughout vessel
Manufacturer inspected engine and gen sets
All bilge systems-new hoses and clamps, pumps rebuilt or replaced
Rig painted and inspected by FL Rigging

Here is the general arrangement.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 76'-0"
LWL 62'-11"
Beam 19'-3"
Draft 7'-0"

The boat is currently lying in Jamestown, Rhode Island.  She sails well and she shows well.  Please click here to access the complete listing which includes numerous interior and exterior images.

Please contact the central agent, Rex Herbert for more information as follows:
Mobile: +1-917-913-1886
Email: rherbert@sparkmanstephens.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

Aileen Star - 36' Hinckley Classic Picnic Boat 2001

A price reduction to $245,000 shows the owner desire to sell this overly pampered and under used Classic Picnic Boat. With only 480 hours on her engine and her varnish gleaming, ready for another season, this boat is ready to go. Her one and only owner used her on weekends and in August until he had Sparkman & Stephens design him a custom sailboat. Now, he spends him time on the water sailing and did not even use this boat at all last summer. Her canvas and cushions look brand new, and the interior is immaculate. She won't last long at this price.

Call or email me to arrange an inspection
Harry Morgan
Phone 203-687-4535
Email Harry Morgan

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wanderbird - 65' Park Isle Marine Royal Passagemaker 2004


Every now and then I come across a really unique yacht that gets my attention and Wanderbird really does. I decided to post this boat because they just lowered the asking price to where I think she is a great buy and she is probably my favorite trawler of all time. At a cost of nearly $12,000,000 to build she is an amazing buy at the asking price of $2,900,000. The overall design is by Greg Marshall using a hull based on an Ed Monk Sr. design that was updated by Ed Monk Jr. who also designed the super structure. She was built in British Columbia by Park Isle Marine. Without question this has to be one of the best designed and equipped blue water trawlers on the market today. I always say the second owner of a custom built yacht gets the best deal.

If you wonder how a 65' trawler can cost that much to build you need to investigate how it was built and dig into what was put in her. In an article in 2007, Yachting Magazine  quoted George Baker III, the father of her current owners, "Twenty years of ideas, two years of engineering and four years of building." In Baker's essay about the build of Wanderbird he wrote "I spent nearly 30 years planning Wanderbird. It began one evening after a friend of mine handed me a book and said, "Here's something that will put you to sleep." It was Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power and I stayed up all night reading it." That statement sums up what went into the building of Wanderbird. Following in the seafaring footsteps of his father, grandfather and ancestors, George cruised the world on both power and sailing yachts. With all that experience to draw on he said "I wanted Wanderbird to have range, comfort, stability, safety and efficiency and I could only achieve those aims by building a full-displacement yacht." His life was cut short before he was able to follow his dream on Wanderbird.

Baker had an interesting view on get home devices. In his essay he said " My previous boat had a generator that could drive the shaft if the engine failed but I never used it in 20 years. For Wanderbird I decided to make sails my get-home engine. Not a common solution, I admit, but one that can get me 2-3 knots in a pinch." In addition to getting Wanderbird home the sails also contribute to fuel economy often giving a one knot boost in speed while adding to the stability of the boat.

Stabilization had to be simple and effictive. For that reason Baker chose flopper stoppers over a hydraulic active fin system. They work both underway and at anchor. The flopper stopper poles can also do double duty as spinnaker poles to support wing and wing genoas.

I wondered why he chose two 1 3/4 berths in the master stateroom rather than a center-line queen. Baker said in his essay, "When we're at sea, these bunks offer a safe, comfortable place to sleep, unlike those silly center platform beds from which rolling seas can send you flying." That totally made sense to me. The two guest staterooms and crew staterooms follow that same philosophy.

Guest Stateroom

Master Stateroom

The cabins are finished in solid mahogany except for the soles which are book-matched teak. The cabinetry is finished with 15 coats of white enamel trimmed with varnished mahogany. All the cushions on the benches and settees are down-filled for comfort.

Fly Bridge

Fly Bridge Helm

Keeping in mind the scope of cruising envisioned, the galley had to be located and designed to be useful in rough seas. Using top quality appliances and creating points to lean against this galley is any yacht chef's dream.


Propulsion is provided by a Caterpillar 3408 de-tuned to 396 HP mounted on Lo-Rez flexible engine mounts. She has twin 32KW Northern Lights generators. To ensure being able to plug into shore power in any country she has an Atlas frequency converter which can handle either 50Hz or 60Hz input. With two 4KW Trace inverters she has enough battery power to handle basic electric needs in cool climates for nearly three days.


Wheel House

Principal dimensions
LOA 72'-0"
Beam 18'-0"
Draft 7'-0"
Displacement 204,000 lbs

Click here to access the full listing.

Wanderbird is for sale and also available for charter. Here is a perfect opportunity to charter before you buy. For more information on charter or purchase contact Jack Zacks, Certified Professional Yacht Broker at 305-588-6532 (Mobile) or email.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Passage East - 101' Burger Raised Pilothouse MY 1998

Here is a fine example of a Burger raised pilothouse motoryacht. Passage East is constructed of aluminum for both hull and superstructure. She was launched in 1998. Power is derived from twin Caterpillar 3412 DITA diesels providing a cruising speed of 17 knots and a max speed of 20 knots.

The boat is in great shape and has been properly maintained. She will fly through survey and is ready to take you anywhere.

Here is the layout.

And a sampling of interior images. More images are available by following the link to the complete listing below.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 101'-0"
Beam 22'-0"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 132 Tons

Click here to access the complete listing. Please contact central Agent Peter Grimm, Certified Professional Yacht Broker at 954-270-7638 (mobile) or email.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Redemption - 39' Farr 2002

Price Reduction to $149,000

Redemption is a Carroll Marine Farr 395. These are perhaps one of the best PHRF and IRC club style racers on the market today. They are fun to sail, very good cruising boats and extremely effective on the race course.

Unlike many racer cruisers, the Farr 395s feature a very comfortable interior with a private owners cabin forward. The navigation station has plenty of room to spread out charts or to set a laptop computer on it.

Redemption was one of the last Farr 395s built and is in very nice condition. She is indoors and available for viewing by appointment. Click here for the full listing. For more information, contact Kevin Dailey at 203-434-6060 or email to kdailey@sparkmanstephens.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ginger - 50' Brooklin Daysailer 2007 - Price Reduced - Now $400,000 MAKE OFFER

Ginger, the 50' daysailer will be on display at the Maine Boatbuilders Show from March 16-18 in Portland, Maine. See her in building 5. Coinciding with the show is an aggressive price reduction. Now priced at $400,000. That's a $99,000 reduction!

Ginger is a distinctive, high performance daysailer built to the highest standards by Brooklin Boat Yard of Maine. New upgrades include new Awlgrip paintjob (black topsides), new bottom paint (green), new mainsail by Doyle and new batteries. Price is for boat rigged and ready to sail FOB Brooklin, Maine.

Click here to access the full listing. For more information, contact Jeff Grey at 774-454-7638 or by email to jgrey@sparkmanstephens.com.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Patrician on Display at the Upcoming Palm Beach Boat Show, March 22 - 25

The gorgeous 55' daysailer, Patrician, will be on display at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show from Thursday, March 22 - Sunday, March 25. Brokers Paul Buttrose and Jack Zacks will be manning the boat during the show. Find us on Ramp 2, Slip #229.

Here's a copy of her original brochure. Please double click for zoom.

Click here to learn more about her.