Sparkman & Stephens 44 Custom cruiser-racer


Price
AU $275,000 Finance
Currency
Length
44' - 13.41m
Use
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Sandringham VIC
Launch Year
1939
Hull Material
Timber Huon Pine

Designed by Sparkman and Stephens, the classic 44 ft 'Sirocco' was built by Taylor Brothers Shipwrights at Battery Point in Hobart and launched in 1939. She is planked in full length Huon Pine on hardwood frames with laminated floors and ribs, copper nailed and roved in the traditional manner. 'Sirocco' was one of the first yachts designed by Sparkman and Stephens ever to be built outside of the USA. She features a long keel with keel hung rudder and is tiller-steered. She has raced offshore in her earlier life including three Sydney-Hobarts.

In recent years she has undergone a comprehensive refit and refurbishment by professional shipwrights here in Melbourne. Her decks have been fully replaced and almost all her deck equipment is new. She has been fitted with a Harken headsail furler, self tailing winches, rope clutches and sheeting systems with upgraded sail handling systems making her a much easier yacht to sail and needing fewer crew than was previously necessary. For her upgraded sail plan, a new Whale Spars mast and boom, stainless steel wire standing rigging and Doyle sails were fitted late in 2021. She has a new suite of Brookes and Gatehouse electronics including a Vulcan 9" multi function display with GPS and Plotter plus Garmin displays on the mast. Her electrics, wiring and lighting are all new with switch panels and a Victron power management system with Inverter. Similarly her plumbing, through hull fittings, hoses and related systems have all been renewed. To maintain her traditional appeal below decks, the new switch panels and electronics are cleverly concealed behind a timber door panel.

Sirocco sleeps 4 in a traditional layout with upholstered berths, a well equipped galley with gas stove and oven, sink with pressure hot & cold water and a fully enclosed toilet forward. She has good headroom throughout and plenty of light and ventilation below by way of the classic overhead butterfly hatch.

The yacht is powered with a new (2021) Volvo Penta D2 40 HP 4 cylinder diesel engine with offset shaft and a three-bladed feathering propeller with only 40 hours running time.

All the hard work is done and with so much of her equipment new, all that remains is to enjoy sailing this beautiful classic yacht.

For further information or to arrange inspection at Sandringham, please call Chris Furey on O4IO 55I 977 or complete the on-line enquiry form.


Price
AU $275,000    Finance   
Vessel Name
Sirocco
Boat Reference
SS44
Launch Year
1939
Length
44' - 13.41m
Beam
3.20m
Draft
1.90m
Displacement
12 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Long keel with keel huing rudder. Lead ballast incorporated in keel structure
Vessel Location
Sandringham Vic
Region
Victoria
HIN
ON 178 364
Registration
AUS 252
Designer
Sparkman & Stephens USA
Builder
Taylor Bros, Shipwrights, Hobart Tasmania
Hull Material
Timber Huon Pine
Decks Material
Fibreglass over Marine Ply. Recently replaced
Engine
D2-40,4 Cylinder marine diesel
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
40
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
40
Propulsion
Shaft drive, offset to port, 3 bladed feathering propeller
Accommodation
2 Quarter berths, Port and starboard settee berths with stowage under
Cabins
1
Berths
4
Toilet
Fully enclosed manual flush marine toilet with wash basin
Entertainment
Fusion stereo
Galley
Galley to port forward with plenty of stowage and bench space. Stainless steel sink with pressure hot & cold water.
Refrigeration
Large top opening fridge under chart table to starboard
Freezer
Yes, top opening
Stove
2 Burner gas stove with oven, gimballed for use at sea.
Hot Water
Yes, 20 Litres, via engine heat exchange or 240v shore power
Ground Tackle
Muir electric windlass. Anchor withn chain and warp
Safety Gear
Approx Cat 6, basic club level.
Bilge Pumps
Electric and Manual bilge pumps
Life Jackets
4
Flares
Inshore flare kit (4)
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers and Fire Blanket
Electrics
Fully professionally rewired with new fused switch panels for 12v and 240v crcuits. New interior lights and navigation lights at bow and masthead. 2 x 12v batteries, 240v shore power with Victron battery management system with 12-240v inverter and battery charger.
Electronics / Navigation
Brookes and Gatehouse system with Vulcan 9 multi-function display, GPS and Plotter with electronic charting. Garmin digital displays on mast.
Sail Inventory
Doyle mainsail dacron, 2 rows reefs, boom bag witrh lazy jacks.
Doyle dacron genoa, furling with UV protective leech and foot.
Doyle Asymmetric cruising spinnaker, so far unused.
Sails all new late 2021 and have had minimal use to date
Mast / Rigging
Whale Spars anodised alloy keel stepped mast with double aft-swept spreaders. Alloy boom with internal outhaul and reefing lines. Cylinder vang.
Stainless steel wire standing rigging. Mast, Boom, Vang, Standing and Running rigging all new late in 2021
Deck Gear
8 winches 6 are self tailing. 2 x mainsheet traveler winches 2 x mainsheet winches, 2 x primary headsail sheet winches, 2 x cabin top halyard and control line winches. 10 x cabin top rope clutches, 2 x mainsheet rope clutches on cockpit coamings. Main traveler aft of cockpit.
Remarks
Sirocco has the unmistakable lines of a classic Sparkman and Stephens late 1930's design. She has been professionally and thoughtfully upgraded and re-equipped with a new rig and deck gear to make her so much easier to sail. Sirocco is a beautiful classic yacht of which any owner would be proud.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
38 South Yacht Sales
Telephone
Address
Unit 5
227 Wells Road
City / Suburb
Chelsea Heights
State
VIC
Country
Australia
Website


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