Sparkman & Stephens Yawl

Yawl from the year 1938 - 14,47m length - in Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Yawl used

Verified boat

470.383 €

477.897 €

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If any classic yacht is true to the idea that it is using and maintaining a boat as originally intended that preserves it, rather than as a static exhibit, it’s TOMAHAWK. And she has the Sparkman & Stephens DORADE-descendent ‘inboard yawl’ pedigree and storied career to go with it: of class wins, top placings and participation in the great American inland and offshore races of the 1930s and 1940s. A mid 2000s keel-up restoration, including discreet modern comfort upgrades, ensured TOMAHAWK’s longevity, allowing the cruising and racing adventures to continue, mostly by friends and family, rarely with professional help: in England, the Mediterranean, Transatlantic, the Caribbean, the Baltic, even the Barents Sea. TOMAHAWK is a rare and highly recommended opportunity.

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Features of Sparkman & Stephens Yawl:

Basic data

  • Type: Yawl

  • Year : 1938

  • Length: 14.47 m

  • Location: Hampshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: TOMAHAWK

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Sparkman & Stephens

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.35 m

  • Draft: 2.27 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 13870 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 100 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 4-cyl 100 hp turbo d JH series

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Yawl's equipment

Brokers Comments

If any classic yacht is true to the idea that it is using and maintaining a vessel as originally intended that preserves it, rather than as a static exhibit, it’s TOMAHAWK. And she has the Sparkman & Stephens DORADE-descendent ‘inboard yawl’ pedigree and storied career to go with it: of class wins, top placings and participation in the great American inland and offshore races of the 1930s and 1940s. A mid 2000s keel-up restoration, including discreet modern luxury upgrades, ensured TOMAHAWK’s longevity, allowing the cruising and racing adventures to continue, mostly by friends and family, rarely with professional help: in England, the Mediterranean, Transatlantic, the Caribbean, the Baltic, even the Barents Sea. TOMAHAWK is a rare and highly recommended opseaportunity.

Restoration / Refit

2022
- Fuel pump reconditioned
2021
- All thru-bodys replaced
- Wooden backing plates overlap planks
- Windlass assistance
2019
- Off-vessel deep engine assistance
- New electrical loom, injectors, turbo
- New cutlass bearings.
- Inspection seaports crafted in gasoline tanks
- and facility to drain and inspect gasoline
2017
- Steering shaft interior binnacle replaced
- to better accommodate autohelm
- some cogs and parts machined
2016
- New Sitka spruce mainmast by Collars
- Ed Burnett-designed modification from original
- New articulated spreader roots design by Theo Rye
- Mizzen Boom repair by Collars
- Goose neck repaired and made good
2015
- New spruce whisker pole by Collars
2013
- New Main boom by Collars to original design
- New spruce spinnaker pole by Collars
***.***.***
MAJOR REFIT BY OCEAN YACHT COMPANY, PENPOL, CORNWALL, UK
- Hull stripped to bare wood and re-finished
- New sails
- Fo'c'sle converted to double dock compartment
- Port side book shelves and cupboards made and installed
- Original bar desk re-tailored
- Bronze front plate and roller for fresh mainstay and G7 chain
- Heating installed
- Stripped out gas unit
- Mastervolt lithium charger unit installed by Mastervolt
- New pipe work to quantity and re-finish
***.***.***
KEEL-UP REBUILD BY OCEAN YACHT COMPANY, PENPOL, CORNWALL, UK
- All her frames replaced in laminated oak
- Most planking replaced, again mahogany
- Horn timber, stem, rear, rudder, bronze knees and deck fittings repre-owned
- New deck
- New trunk compartment sides keeping original roof
- Spars repre-owned
- Deck fittings re-pre-owned
- Interior sympathetically re-worked in New England type
- All fresh mechanical and electrical

History

SPARKMAN & STEPHENS DESIGN NO: 226
TOMAHAWK's commissioning proprietor, 29-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan lawyer Tom W. Heffernan, wanted a vessel to win the Chigago-Mackinac Race, and had an inheritance from his family's successes in lumber and banking to pay for it. He could never guess that 80 years later she would be cruising the waters of the White and Barent Seas, and rounding the North Cape.
Her origins are from a purple patch in yacht design history when K. Aage Nielsen ran the Sparkman & Stephens Boston office 1936 to 1941 before setting up on his own account after the Second World War. Other successful and still famous S & S yachts from this period include the 72ft yawl WINDIGO and her sister PTARMIGAN, and the 52ft yawl/sloop CICLON and her post-war sister VENTURE III (now BOUNTY). Many years later Olin J. Stephens wrote: "... had I had a yacht manufactured for myself, I would have had her designed by Aage Nielsen."
That Nielsen enjoyed a perhaps surprising amount of trusted freedom at the S & S Boston office speaks for that respect, but for TOMAHAWK the remit seems to have been a larger and stronger construction of the highly successful S & S 'New York 32' Class of sloops; a theme Nielsen would revisit in 1944 for the 'Hinckley 32' (ft waterline) production sloop.
Nielsen's drawings are believed to have been signed off by Gilbert 'Gil' Wyland at S & S's New York HQ, and his colleague Robert

 
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Sparkman & Stephens Yawl

Sparkman & Stephens Yawl is the make and model of this yawl of 14,47m of length and 3.35m of beam. The sale price is 470.383€ and you can see it in Hampshire (United Kingdom).

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