'Sunstone' - Classic S&S 40 (Design 1786)


Price
US $115,000 Finance
Currency
Length
39' 9" - 12.12m
Use
Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
NELSON Insurance
Launch Year
1965
Hull Material
Timber
Presentation

This unique yacht has carried her owners safely around the world and from Alaska to Cape Horn. She has also won her class in the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart Races as well as being the overall winner of the 2008 Two-Handed Round North Island Race. 'Sunstone' is very robustly built, and her varnished hull is not only fast but beautiful. She is very well equipped for demanding cruising or racing - or even living aboard. 'Sunstone' (ex Deb, ex Dai Mouse III) is the first S&S design with a fin and skeg-hung rudder configuration. This design break-through is confirmed in Lines (2002), Olin Stephens' book of his own 49 favourite designs. Olin says of Sunstone that she '. . . Has probably had the widest spectrum of usefulness of any designed by S&S. ' He also says, '. . . Her consistent winning record under a variety of rating rules has amazed all who have witnessed it. ' Sunstone was also the home of her current owners, Tom and Vicky Jackson, for several decades.


Price
US $115,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Sunstone
Launch Year
1965
Length
39' 9" - 12.12m
Beam
11'6"
Draft
5'3"/7'2"
Displacement
22300lbs
Keel / Ballast
Lead 7700lbs (approx)
Vessel Location
Nelson
Region
South Island
Registration
UK 305783
Designer
Sparkman and Stephens
Builder
McGruer (Scotland)
Hull Material
Timber
Decks Material
Teak on ply
Engine
3GM30F
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
27
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
10000
Fuel Consumption
1.5ltr/hr cruising speed
Max Speed
6.5
Cruise Speed
5.5
Propulsion
Shaft drive, 2 blade Flexofold prop (17x13)
Fuel
140 ltrs
Water
2 x 110ltr
Covers
Boom cover
Staysail cover
Pram hood over main hatch
Accommodation
The accommodation is comfortable and attractive with seating for six at the solid teak table, a diesel heater, functional galley and navigation area. The aft cabin is unusual on a boat of this size and age with two excellent sea berths and ample personal stowage. Please see the link for a full description.
Cabins
Main saloon and aft cabin
Forecabin is for stowage, but has a pipe cot
Berths
4 + 2 (If pilot berths reconverted)
Toilet
Raritan marine toilet with holding tank
Entertainment
Radio amplifier with twin cabin speakers.
Galley
Central sink unit and teak counter opposite a large LPG three-burner cooker with large oven. There is lots of storage space both around and near the galley area.
Refrigeration
Waeco 35l Portable with mains power transformer.
Stove
Heritage 3 burner, with oven
Ground Tackle
1 x 45lb CQR
1 x FX37 Fortress
60m 10mm high-test chain
10m 10mm short link chain
90m 16mm double braid nylon
3.5m 12mm chain
Nilson 2200 windlass (gypsy and capstan)
Various mooring warps
4 x fenders
Safety Gear
2 x Horseshoe liferings
1 x MOB light
1 x Firdell Blipper radar reflector
Bilge Pumps
2 x manual Henderson Mk V, 1 x 2000GPH Electric
Epirb
1 x 406 GME
Fire Protection
3 x 2kg powder
Electrics
2 x 200A/hr AGM house batteries
1 x 95A/hr AGM engine battery
95A alternator
Sterling smart charger
Spare 55A alternator
1 x 240v inverter
1 x 110v inverter
Electronics / Navigation
B&G 690 Instrument system (with boat polars uploaded)
Garmin 128 GPS
Furuno 32 spare GPS
Icom AIS
Furuno Radar
Icom 402 VHF
Icom 700 Pro SSB
Pactor Modem
Sail Inventory
2 x Mainsail (North Nordac & North Norlam)
North Norlam 125% Genoa
North Norlam Battened Blade Jib
North Kevlar 135% Genoa
North Kevlar No 3 Jib
Banks 0.5oz Spinnaker
Banks 0.75oz Spinnaker
Banks 1.5oz Spinnaker
Storm Jib
Storm Trysail
Mast / Rigging
Two-spreader Proctor aluminium masthead rig (1992), halyard clutches and winches on the mast, separate trysail track
2 x spinnaker halyards (Spectra)
2 x genoa halyards (Spectra)
2 x pole topping lifts
1 x main halyard (Spectra)
1 x boom topping lift (Spectra)
Spectra sheets for genoa and blade
Spectra sheets and guys (braces) for spinnakers
2 x over-length spin poles to fit cups on mast
Boom has 3 reefs + outhaul, reefing winch on deck with clutches
Deck Gear
Whitlock Cobra steering
2 x Lewmar 55 primary winches
2 x Lewmar 43 secondary winches
2 x Lewmar 43 Halyard winches
1 x Lewmar 40 reefing winch
Harken mainsheet traveller
Harken coarse/fine 20:1 mainsheet
Harken 24:1 cascade double-ended boom vang
2 x Harken genoa cars
4 x Lewmar genoa cars (original bronze equipment)
2 x Harken stay adjusters (backstay and inner forestay, winch-handle operated)
14 x Spinlock clutches for halyards, reefing, etc
Various winch handles, blocks and cleats
Remarks
Sunstone has thrived through her wide range of 'usefulness' because of her break-through design and extremely robust construction. She was built by McGruer of Clynder in Scotland to Lloyd's 100A. The hull is planked in 1 1/4" Honduras mahogany, apart from four planks of teak in the garboards and teak bulwarks and covering board. All frames (on 9-10" centres), are large section, laminated afromosia, as are the wooden knees and floors, fastened with silicon bronze screws and stainless steel bolts. The hull is bronze strapped from the chainplates diagonally down to the rabbet. The hull is close-planked and splined. The robust construction and splining has allowed her to keep her brightwork finish as well as her fair hull shape. The coach house sides are solid 1" teak, through bolted to the carlin and deck beam ends. The coachroof is ply, covered with resin impregnated cloth and painted. The deck is teak (renewed in 2000) on ply with ash deck beams. Planks all have long scarfs which bridge two frames. The skeg and rudder are laminated afromosia with stainless steel strapping. The spine of the boat is of composite construction. The keel is laminated with no scarfs. Throughout the central section of the boat floors are of stainless steel plate, bolted either to the very long stainless steel maststep or to the stainless steel centerboard case, which lies under the saloon cabin sole. The centerboard case extends through the lead keel to form a shoe under it.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Tom Jackson
Telephone
City / Suburb
NELSON
State
NELSON
Country
New Zealand


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