Sparkman & Stephens Stevens 47 1981 Blue water performance cruiser

AU $235,000 Finance
47' 11" - 14.61m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Sydney NSW Insurance
Hull Material

Sail away today! This exceptional example of the Stevens 47 centre cockpit design will give you no further reason to delay the dream. She's in Sydney and she's ready to go. Known internationally as one of the best-built boats sailing the world today, this Sparksman and Stephens 1981 model will impress.

TAKE YOU ANYWHERE: Legendary sailing performance, a solid hand laid fibreglass hull with foam core, and a smooth motion at sea are just some of her best qualities. Easily sail over 200 nautical mile days, in comfort and style.

FIT FOR A FAMILY: Three staterooms (two doubles and two bunks), two heads, an impressive galley and a safe centre-cockpit design. The interior layout is unique, family friendly and perfect for giving everyone their own space.

WHY "PROJECTION"?: Constant upgrades, inside and out, are what make Projection one of the best offshore vessels on the market. Scroll down for her impressive list of systems. Regular refits have kept her modern and a cut-above the rest.


Two very roomy double cabins
Great bunk room for kids or guests
2 heads and 2 showers (one in, one out)
Designed to be comfortable at sea
Large galley with tons of bench space
Double centre-line sinks
Deep fridge and freezer units
Spacious saloon with fold out large table
SO MUCH storage
Great at-sea Nav Station
Large flat screen for movie nights
Modern, reliable engine
High volume efficient water maker
Huge battery bank for all your needs
Aircon and Heater unit
Bright white and teak interior
Teak and holy sole
Tools and spares galore
Lots of hanging lockers
Amazing light and ventilation throughout
Unique 'walk-around' open plan
Great standing head room (6?5)
Radios, radar, AIS & all modern systems


Powerful cutter rig
Tall mast for performance cruising
Stiff + fast both up wind and down wind
Soft and balanced motion offshore
Wide side decks
Tight sheeting angles
Keel stepped mast
Solid hand laid fibreglass
Extra durable foam core
Huge skeg-hung rudder for peace of mind
Safe centre cockpit design
Large entertainment cockpit
New canvas throughout
Protection from the elements
Large arch aft
Wind generator + solar, so much power
Great storage boxes and comfy seating
Heavy CQR anchor (+ 2 fortress)
80m of chain for trouble free holding
New in 2016,8 man liferaft
Great sail inventory
Wind vane and autopilot
Most controls running back to cockpit



New in 2010
Yanmar 75hp 4JH4-TE
4 Cylinder, Turbocharged

New in 2016

Fuel - 380L in 2 tanks
Water - 850L in 3 tanks
Holding - 56L in 1 tank
This Stevens 47 was commissioned in 1983. Documentation and maintenance records that accompany the vessel are extensive and show the care the vessel has received over the years. Most recently, Projection underwent a major refit from 2010 to 2012 with a previous owner, and again with her current owners in 2015 to 2016 before sailing across the Pacific. She has been imported into Australia with all duties paid.

Mechanical Systems:

Yanmar 4JH4-TE Turbocharged 75hp diesel engine, aligned and serviced 2017
New mixing elbow + starter motor 2016
Engine room sound and heat insulation
All Zincs replaced 2017
MaxProp feathering 3 blade bronze propeller, serviced and pitched 2017
Spare 2 blade bronze propeller
Conventional Bronze Stuffing Box, dripless packing, serviced 2017
Filter-Boss Commander Dual Racor 500 automatic filtration and fuel polishing system
Spare Edson steering system chain and cables - complete system - new 2016
Edson Steering Pedestal
Stainless Steel main fuel tank (1999)
Monitor Self-Steering Windvane and spare blades
Whale 30 High Capacity Manual Bilge Pump
Whale 10 Manual Bilge Pump
Galley and Saloon:

Double Stainless steel sinks
Polished Stainless Fixtures
Force 10 propane oven, 3 burners + oven
Propane solenoid switch
40lb aluminium propane tank
Custom built fridge and freezer with amazingly thick insulation, very efficient
2 x Frigoboat BD50 compressors w/ smart speed controllers, evaporator plates and keel-coolers
Marble tile countertops throughout
Extensive interior refit in 2016 with new head liner, all ports re bed, bulkheads recovered etc
Additional Equipment:

Lewmar V5 Anchor Windlass with wireless remote control
65lb CQR Primary Anchor on bow roller + 250ft of 10mm ACCO chain - new 2016
44lb Bruce Anchor
40lb Danforth Anchor, mounted at port rear with rail mounting
50lb Fortress 3 piece fisherman style anchor with storage bag
150? x ¾" Heavy Nylon Anchor Rode
Survitec Seasava 8 man liferaft in valise - new in 2016
ACR 406Mhz gps global fix pro EPIRB
Caribe 10.5ft RIB Dinghy with bow storage locker and seat
Yamaha 15hp two stroke outboard dinghy engine with tank and hardware
+ A LOT of tools and spares

Electronics and Navigation:

Standard Horizon CPF 300i GPS Chart Plotter
Acer AIS-B system with dedicated GPS
Raymarine ST6001 autopilot
Panasonic KXG 2220 VHF Radio with masthead antenna
Icom ICM700 Pro SSB radio with automatic antenna tuner
Furuno 1721 Mk II Radar
Radar mast mount with guard
Teac 22? flat screen with heavy-duty steel articulating mount
Ritchie Binnacle Mounted Compass
Datamarine 3000 depth sounder
Datamarine LX 360 Wind Indicator
Electrical and Plumbing:

Dual 30 amp 110v shore power inputs at rear deck·
110 volt and 12 volt circuits throughout the vessel
Marinetic A/C breaker panel with ammeters, voltage indicators and warning lights.
Magnum Energy ME2012 2Kw Inverter with built in multi-stage
100amp smart battery charger
Magnum Energy ME-BMK battery monitoring and smart system controller
Balmar 100amp engine alternator with Balmar Max-Charge electronic multi-stage controller
12 volt DC Marinetic breaker panel with battery selector switches, voltage and ammeter gauges.
Blue Sea Systems 110V Breaker panel with voltage gauge
7 x Giant AGM deep cycle batteries in house bank - 735 amp hours capacity - new 2017
1 x Optima AGM 800cca starting battery in dedicated start bank - new 2016
1 x Giant 105a/h AGM battery dedicated for Windlass, mounted forward, new 2017
Dual (2) Xantrex Digital Echo-Chargers - one for start batt, one for windlass batt
LED lighting throughout the vessel, extreme low power usage
LED running lights, bow and stern.
LED Tri-Color and Anchor light at masthead
Raritan Lectra-San Type I MSD
Raritan 12 gallon hot water heater, electric and/or engine cooling system operation
External grounding plate, grounding cables fitting throughout
Jabsco 3680 automatic pressure water system pump with accumulator tank
Rule 4,000 Gallon per Hour automatic electronic bilge pump with 1.5? dedicated outlet
Rule Shower Sump Box with automatic switch and 500gph pump
Flagship Marine 12,000 BTU marine A/C with electric heating element and electronic thermostat
Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker, DC Powered, 14 Gallons per Hour
All (8) Bronze seacocks and thru-hull fittings in great shape
4 Kyocera 130 watt solar panels (520 watts capacity) mounted on the rear aluminum arch
D400 wind generator mounted on rear arch (very quiet!)
Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 50 MPPT solar charge controller
Blue Sky Energy solar charge smart display with controls at the navigation station
Jabsco electric head and electric vented loop in fwd head (2017)
Lavac with whale gusher manual pump in aft head

Rigging and Sails

Masthead Sloop Rig with removable staysail stay
Keel Stepped Double Spreader Anodized Aluminum Mast, all fittings serviced and re-bedded 2016
Anodized Aluminum Boom
Anodized Aluminum Spinnaker Pole mounted on the mast with a dedicated track system
Harken MKII roller furling gear on headstay, new drum 2016
Forespar Rigid Boom Vang
All Stainless Steel Wire Standing Rigging (316 stainless, 1×19) plus new Stay-Loc Fittings 2016
316 Stainless Steel Chain Plates - New 2015
Strong System Mast Track for Mainsail
Removable Stainless Steel Staysail stay - New 2016
Dedicated Mast Track for the Storm Trysail
Multiple Adjustable cars on side deck track for Genoa, Jib and/or Staysail
Stay-Loc backstay insulators for SSB antenna - 2016
(2) Barient ST 36 primary winches
(2) Harken ST 48 secondary winches
(1) Barient ST 27 mainsheet winch
(2) Barient ST 27 mast winches
(1) Barient 25 mast winches
(1) Harken ST 10 boom winch

Doyle 10oz Full Batten Mainsail - 2004
Stack Pack Cradle Cover with Lazy Jacks - 2016
Doyle 10oz 120% Genoa cut for roller furler - 2004
Doyle 9oz High-Cut Yankee, on for roller furler - 2004
North Sails Gennaker (red) and sock - new 2016
UK-Halsey Hank-On Staysail with control lines and bag
UK-Halsey Storm Trysail for dedicated mast track, with control lines and bag
Hull and Deck:

Solid Hand Laid Fibreglass Hull with 4 Longitudinal Stringers
Fully Encapsulated lead ballast in deep fin keel with full skeg hung rudder (rudder dropped and inspected, new rudder seal 2017)
Hull Exterior Sealed with Epoxy Barrier coating - 2016
Custom Teak Rub-Rail, Full Length with Stainless Striker
Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint - January 2016
Hull Topsides painted in Matterhorn White Awlgrip
Dark Blue Awlgrip double boot stripe
Foam Cored Deck with molded in nonskid
Solid Fiberglass Deck at all load points
Ports, hatches and many deck fittings rebed 2016
Deck Painted - Matterhorn White Awlgrip
Large Aft Deck Lazarette with hatch access to huge storage space
Aft Deck Propane Locker with 40lb aluminum tank
Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit
Port and Starboard stainless boarding gates with integrated ladders
Stb side additional swim ladder
New bimini, dodger, stakpak and cockpit cushions and covers, new 2016
Custom Aluminum Rear Arch - Fantastic Quality!
(2) Hella Marine LED Mega-Beam spotlights mounted on rear arch
Deck Platform incorporated into rear arch with supports
(2) Custom made fibreglass boxes on deck platform. Excellent Storage and Seating!

AU $235,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
47' 11" - 14.61m
Keel / Ballast
Vessel Location
Sydney Nsw
New South Wales
Sparkman and Stephens
Queen Long Marine ltd
Hull Material
Decks Material
Solid handlaid fibreglass with foam core
75hp 4JH4-TE, 4 Cylinder, Turbocharged
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Max Speed
Cruise Speed
380L in two tanks
Water - 850L in 3 tanks
Caribe 10.5ft RIB Dinghy with bow storage locker and seat
Yamaha 15hp two stroke outboard dinghy engine with tank and hardware
All winch and helm covers new 2016. New bimini, dodger, stak pak and cockpit cushions new 2016
3 staterooms (two doubles plus 1 bunk); large saloon; two heads; very large galley; wrap around centre cockpit design.
3, forward cabin is a double, aft cabin is a double on port and single on starboard, Port twin cabin has two single bunks.
8 Berths. Double forward and aft, two in twin cabin, 1 single in aft cabin plus lg single in saloon
2, one indoors in fwd head, one outdoors aft.
2 heads, one electric, one manual
Teac 22? flat screen with heavy-duty steel articulating mount
Flagship Marine 12,000 BTU marine A/C with electric heating element and electronic thermostat
Very large galley on port side with lots of tiled bench space, double stainless steel sinks midships, large giballed Force 10 oven and three burner stove top. Very deep and efficient fridge and freezer units.
2 x Frigoboat BD50 compressors w/ smart speed controllers, evaporator plates and keel-coolers
2 x Frigoboat BD50 compressors w/ smart speed controllers, evaporator plates and keel-coolers
Force 10 propane oven, 3 burners + oven
Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker, DC Powered, 14 Gallons per Hour
Hot Water
Raritan 12 gallon hot water heater, electric and/or engine cooling system operation
Ground Tackle
250ft high test chain, plus 4 anchors
Safety Gear
Up to date and recent raft, epirb, flares, radios etc. In top condition.
Bilge Pumps
Rule 4,000g/hr auto elect. Pump, Rule auto 500gph pump, Whale 30 manual pump, Whale 10 manual pump
Life Raft
Survitec Seasava 8 man liferaft in valise - new in 2016
ACR 406Mhz gps global fix pro EPIRB
Fire Protection
5 various fire extinguishers, plus fire blankets etc... All up to date
AIS-B system, Raymarine autopilot, VHF, SSB, Radar, Depthsounder, wind indicator, 110v shore power, Magnum energy inverter, 100amp smart charger, battery monitor and smart controller, 100amp alternator, 7 deep cycle agm 110amp batteries new 2017,1 AGM starter batt, 1 105amp AGM windlass batt, echo chargers, solar panels, D400 wind generator and so much more! See above for more details.
Sail Inventory
Doyle 10oz Full batten mainsail, stack pack crade cover with lazy jacks (2016), doyle 10oz 120% genoa cut to roller furler, Doyle 9oz high cut yankee on roller furler, north sails gennaker and sock, UK Halsey hankon stay sail, UK Halsey storm trisail with dedicated mast track.
Mast / Rigging
Masthead sloop rig with removable staysail stay. Keel stepped double spreder anodized alluminium mast, re stepped 2016, all fittings serviced and re-bed. Also all new rigging (316,1x19 wire) plus new stay loc fittings 2016. New chainplates 2015. Much more info above.
Deck Gear
9 winches, heavy duty stainless steel deck gear. More details above in main description.
In true "turn-key" condition, Projection is ready for you to sail her away. She's completed over 12 thousand miles with us, Lily and Marc, and she's hungry for more. We will be heartbroken when she leaves, reluctant as we are to sell. Sydney won us over though and has become our base. Projection was built for beyond. Why not sail away? After all, New Caledonia is only a week away...

Lily Barlow
City / Suburb

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