|S&S 34 Fibreglass sailing vessel. The boat has only ever been used for coastal cruising and never raced. She features an under cockpit motor, giving greater internal usable space.
Apart from the wonderful racing record, the Sparkman & Stephens 34 has also a great cruising history. Two well known S&S 34's "Bluebell" and "Perie Banou" were sailed to England prior to the 1979 Parmelia Yacht Race via the Suez and Mediterranean. "Bluebell" crossed France by the inland waterways, "Perie Banou" went via Gibraltar.
Many are sailed solely by husband and wife crews. "Perie Banou" completed a non-stop, single handed double circumnavigation of the world. This yacht previously sailed around the world in 1976. David Dicks on "Seaflight" is the youngest to sail around alone and Jesse Martin the youngest unassisted. More recently Jessica Watson completed her circumnavigation in her S&S 34 Ella's Pink Lady" & Jamie Dunross sailed solo around Australia, being the first disabled sailor to do so.
The S&S 34 has the ability to sail very close to the wind in heavy weather.
The sea kindliness of the S&S 34 is due to its well designed hull that also enables it to maintain a good speed under reduced sail, and to be driven to hull speed under a moderately powered engine. Its 2,500 kilogram lead keel makes it very stiff. It is very roomy below with headroom of 6'2".
||33' 1" - 10.08m|
||5,500 kg approx.|
|Keel / Ballast
||Lead fin keel|
||Sparkman & Stephens|
||Yanmar 25 hp with "V" drive
3 blade feathering propeller. Engine room: Under cockpit
||100 litres (2 tanks)|
||2 metre inflatable with 2.3 HP Honda outboard|
||Boom bag and lazy jacks - new 2015
||Double V berth
2 x settees in main saloon (1 convertible)
2 x pilot berths in main saloon
1 x quarter berth
||Marine head, semi enclosed. Stainless steel vanity with sink, manual water system.|
||Gimballed metholated spirits stove with oven
2 x stainless steel sinks
Manual water system
||Adler Barbour 12v fridge|
||Plough Anchor with rope & chain
Standard life jackets
1 x manual bilge pump
1 x auto electric bilge pump
||1 x starting battery
2 x house batteries
1 x solar panel
Codan 8121 HF radio
GME VHF radio.
Sea Eagle 27 meg radio
Autohelm tiller pilot
Danforth Constellation bulkhead compass
Flat screen TV
||Dacron mainsail with boom bag & lazy jacks
Dacron furling headsail
No. 2 headsail - never used
|Mast / Rigging
||Aluminium mast and boom
Stainless steel rigging
Winch handle operated backstay adjuster
||2 x Arco self tailing primary winches
2 x Arco secondary winches
4 x Arco halyard winches
Ronstan rope clutches
||Last antifouled July 2016.|