Remarks : Sparkman & Stephens have been responsible for designing highly desirable, fast sailing yachts with beautiful lines that have stood the test of time and give as much pleasure today as they did when released to the yachting public many years ago. This S&S 30 is no exception and if a fast, stable cruiser/racer is your vessel of choice then look no further. In 2017, another S&S 30 "Inkeri" was announced as the winner of the Sparkman & Stephens Association, Challenge Cup and was entered into the Global Regatta wall of Fame. This yacht has been in its present ownership for the last 29 years and has been lovingly maintained to a high standard. The yacht has seen constant upgrade and modernisation whilst maintaining the pedigree and vision that the designers had for her. Built in Finland by A.A-Boat she has a heavy lay up hull and encapsulated lead keel. Large cockpit with "Tek Dek" finish. Smart navy blue painted topsides and gel shielded hull below the waterline. Keel stepped rig with gold anodised boom and spinnaker pole. Roller furling gear added in 2008 making single or short handed sailing a possibility. Economical Yanmar diesel with sail drive in excellent order. Below decks provides berths for 4/5 persons and has 6 foot standing headroom.
Accommodation : Below decks has seen a lot of change over the past couple of years. The result is a bright comfortable space with 6 foot standing headroom. The accommodation is for 5 but is better suited to 4 adults. The main saloon is entered from the cockpit. Immediately to starboard is the galley area with gas fuelled 2-burner hob (2011), 600w microwave oven (2015), sink with hand pumped fresh water and foot pumped salt water faucets. Opposite is the chart table/nav station with switch panel, chart storage and chart reading light. The saloon seating/berths have well upholstered foam covered in ivory PVC (2016) Slightly offset drop leaf table for dining. Through the forward bulkhead is a heads compartment to port and a hanging space opposite. The heads is fitted with a Jabsco marine toilet fitted with NEW Twist & Lock pump mechanism August 2017. Two berths in forward cabin. All interior wood has been revarnished in 2016 and the headlinings were renewed in 2015 to a very high standard incorporating 15mm of insulation. There is a Waeco 25L chest fridge/freezer which can run of either 12V or 240V.(2015) 1Kw inverter added in 2013. 2x Camping gas bottles in self draining locker. 12V interior lighting and a 240V fluorescent light in saloon. Original water tank replaced with a stainless steel model.
Inventory : Well equipped yacht with good inventory. Included in sale are:
Navigation Aids: 2 off Sestrel Compasses Walker Mini Trident log with spare through hull transducer Mariner wind speed indicator Sealine VHF Navico tiller pilot Ferrograph R300 Depth sounder Valsat GPS
Deck Equipment: 25lb CQR 15lb CQR Electric windlass (2013) 40M of 8mm calibrated chain Bow roller Mooring cleats and fairleads Jocky pole Spinnaker pole
General Equipment: Radio Shore power with external connection point on port pulpit (2015) Boom cover Sprayhood Cockpit dodgers Spare tiller arm Fenders Foredeck light Boathook Barometer 600w Microwave Gas fuelled hob with grill Chest fridge/freezer
Available at additional cost if required are: Transportable cradle £500 Digital TV with Freesat £400
Mechanical : Construction: GRP constructed sailing yacht built in 1972 in Finland by AA-Boat. Heavy lay up hull with smartly painted topsides. Topsides painted in Navy Blue using 2-pack paint in 2010. Deck painted in pearl white using 2-pack paint in 2012. Encapsulated lead keel with bronze shoe. Skeg supported rudder with tiller steering. Underwater areas treated with Gelshield in 1995 and again in 2010 as a preventative measure. Large self bailing cockpit painted with 2-pack paint and attractively finished with "Tek Dek" in 2006.Good storage with lockers port and starboard and at the stern. The raised coachroof was painted with 2-pack paint in 2014 and the saloon and forward hatch windows were replaced in 2015. Tiller removed, varnished and refitted in July 2017
Engine & Electrics: Vessel had new propulsion installed in 1997. The choice was the extremely reliable and economical Yanmar 2GM20 with Sail Drive unit. Surprisingly the engine proved defective and was replaced under warranty in 1998. The engine is well maintained and has only completed 641 hours. The fuel is stored in a stainless steel tank and is pre-filtered before reaching the engine. 2-Bladed folding bronze propeller to minimise drag. Bank of 3x 12V batteries providing dedicated engine start and domestic power. 2x 110ah domestic (2015) and 70ah engine start (2013) These are fitted with isolators and recharged via engine alternator or by dedicated solar charge systems introduced 2006 and 2014. Engine hour meter Battery Voltage meter 2X Solar panels 1Kw inverter
Sails & Rigging: Masthead sloop rig with keel stepped gold anodised mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced as a preventative maintenance schedule during the 29 year ownership. Furlex roller furling system introduced in 2008 to assist with single and short handed sailing. Winches are by Barlow or Gibbs and include a variety of single or 2-speed winches depending on application Good suit of sails including: Slab reefiing (3) mainsail 2008 150% Radial cut genoa with padded luff 2008 Radial head spinnaker (IOR Max) Tri-Radial spinnaker (IOR Max) Tri-Radial spinnaker (75%) Working Jib Storm Jib with dedicated wire stay Brand New lazy bag introduced July 2017