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Sparkman & Stephens sloop - SOLD

  • Designer: Olin Stephens
  • Builder: H.E. Wright
  • Year: 1979
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 37'6"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 6'7"


REF: 10969

Full Specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

Designed in 1975 by Olin Stephens as a yacht for mass production in the USA (Tartan 37).  A plan for a British variant, the Condor 37, was developed for the European market and approximately 12 of these are known to exist.   Construction of the tooling was completed in Falmouth in 1979.  The timber plug to make the hull mould (which was always intended to be a finished yacht hull) was taken by H E Wright who fitted out and completed her as a cruiser racer.    She has been cruised and raced successfully by the present owner for the last 12 years and has proven her speed and manageability on the classic race circuit.  In previous ownership she was used as a sail training vessel.

Very well maintained and dry stored every winter, she is a stunning looking yacht in superb condition.  She has the benefit of a more modern design which offers a lot of interior volume for the length, with the relatively high freeboard and wide beam adding to this interior space.


Sparkman & Stephens sloop


Length on Deck                       37’6″

Length Waterline                    28’6″

Beam                                       11’6″

Draft                                        6’7″



5 layers cold moulded diagonal mahogany planking, epoxy glued.

Steamed oak timbers all copper fastened.

Yacht laid teak deck glued to a marine plywood sub deck, Varnished teak cover boards, toe rails and king plank.  Re-laid in 2008.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.  Skeg hung moulded GRP rudder with wheel steering.

Spacious self-draining cockpit with a bridge deck. All teak laid with varnished sides and coamings.



Masthead single spreader bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy spar.

Alloy slab reefing boom and alloy spinnaker and jockey poles.

Stainless rigging to internal stainless chain plates

Hydraulic adjusting backstay

Emergency adjustable forestay.

Many recent sails. Working sails valeted every year and in excellent condition



Volvo Penta 3cyl diesel with a sail drive.  Installed new in 2000.  Engine, sail drive and prop serviced annually.

3 blade feathering ‘J’ propeller gives 6 knots cruising speed.  Spare – Volvo2 x blade alloy prop.

20 gallon stainless fuel tank.

New stainless steel fresh water tanks 2012, along with calorifier off engine and mains power.  Pump system replaced in 2012.

4 x 110AH batteries 2013/14

Inverter 2012

Shore Power



6 berths including a double quarter cabin, single quarter berth, pilot berth and two saloon settee berths. New cushions (2009)

Large galley with gimballed Force 10 gas stove, twin stainless sinks and plenty of storage.

Heads compartment forward of saloon with toilet sink and shower.

Forepeak stowage for sails and warps.

Huge lazarette stowage area

Hot and cold pressurised water to heads and galley.  Shower replaced 2012.

Force 10 gas brass cabin heater.

Red/white switchable LED lighting to saloon, heads and nav station.

Natural ventilation from Goiot deck hatches and dorade box ventilation over galley and nav station.



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.




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