Sparkman & Stephens 45 Yawl - Theodora - $950,000

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Sparkman & Stephens 45 Yawl - Theodora - $950,000

Now exclusively for sale in Australia with YOTI this superbly constructed Sparkman & Stephens 45 Yawl would suit the most fastidious buyer.

THEODORA was built at Ian Franklin Boat Builders Ltd of Christchurch, NZ and launched in 2010. The triple layered Kauri timber employed in construction is a superb timber for building the hulls and decks of boats because of its resistance to rot. She retains the same classic lines but the construction method, systems and rigging - all to modern standards have provided for an immensely strong, rigid and torsion resistant yacht. The hull is constructed of combined edge glued strip planks and cold moulded Kauri Pine laminated over Kauri Pine frames all covered with an E-Glass skin. This has resulted in a stronger yacht with less long term maintenance. All deck beams are laminated Kauri Pine and are covered with an integrally glued marine grade plywood deck covered in teak. The deckhouse sides are laminated teak.

The interior is relatively spacious with unrestricted headroom for a classic design and finished in American Cherry with Australian Jarrah. Forward berth features single berths to port and starboard with innerspring mattresses. Immediately aft is a spacious head, equipped with an electric automatic macerating flushing toilet and a hot water shower. Opposite the head to starboard is a bureau with lockers and a spacious warm hanging locker for jackets and wet gear. The saloon layout is classic with central folding table under a butterfly skylight with transom seats and berths. The galley is aft to port with good storage and built-in ice box with refrigeration, gimbaled gas stove and oven.

Cockpit steering is by cable and quadrant with stainless wheel mounted on a classic Edson pedestal with binnacle and 5 inch Richie compass. There is a large locker on the port side for fender and line stowage. The engine access is through the big opening locker on the cockpit sole. There are also 2 lazarette lockers for the secondary anchor, warps and lines. The cockpit coamings are flanked by 3 polished stainless steel self tailing Andersen winches with additional winches on the deck house, and on both the main and mizzen masts. Theodora carries a full suite of sails including asymmetrical spinnaker, mizzen staysail, storm jib and trysail, made from the latest material, with all sails having been cut and assembled from narrow 18 inch panels, with classic corner leather reinforcement, stitching and finishing. The No. 1 jib is roller furling.

THEODORA's long keel and wineglass section give a comfortable motion in a seaway and instills confidence in her ability to handle ocean conditions. She reacts calmly to wash and chop and is surprisingly stiff - feeling solid and balanced. She is a light air performer and makes 9 knots in a 15 knot reaching wind. In short as the epitome of timeless class, beauty, strength and speed.

Inspection by appointment only. Contact Glenn Love for further information.


Designer : Sparkman & Stephens - Design No. 602-C1 Classic Yawl
Builder : Ian Franklin
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : 2 x stainless steel tanks, total 400 l
Hull Construction Material : Cold moulded glued and screwed Kauri Pine on laminated Kauri frames with E-glass skin.
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Teak over marine ply with Kauri Pine beams.
Length (feet) : 45' 3" feet
Length (m) : 13.8 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.65 m
Draft (m) : Centreboard up 1.34m Centreboard down 2.2 m
Keel/Ballast : Lifting Centreboard controlled by electric winch. External ballast on silicon bronze bolts.
Engine Room : Top access to engine via cockpit floor. Side and front access by removable panels.
Number of Batteries : 2 x 245Ah Intimidator AGM by East Penn Mfg. Separate start and windlass AGM batteries.
Number of Fuel Tanks : Stainless Steel
Accomodation Notes : Two cabins. Forward cabin with single berths and innerspring mattresses. Navigation table to starboard with full length quarter berth. Single berths in the saloon. Unrestricted head room. American Cherry and Australian Jarrah interior. Skylights.
Number of Berths : 7 - 2 forward, 2 pilot berths, 2 settee berths, 1 quarter berth.
Number of Showers : 1 in head H+C.
Number of Toilets : SFA - Electric with macerator, dual water system. Sanimarine fully automatic system Small black and grey water tanks with electric pump out.
Stove : Force 10 three burner stove with oven.
Refrigeration : Integral icebox with Isotherm Compact Magnum with Danfoss compressor refrigeration system.
Number of Sinks : Stainless steel sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Fusion stereo including cockpit speakers.
Anchor / Winch : Muir Anchor Winch remote in cockpit, with chain counter.
Bilge Pump : Rule 4000 bilge pump, Whale Gusher manual bilge pump.
Deck Gear : Winches all Andersen self-tailing full stainless steel, 2 x 40 ST-FS Halyards on Main mast, 1 x 40 ST-FS Main Halyard and Staysail sheet, 2 x 52 ST-FS Main Sheet, 2 x 58 ST-FS Primaries, 2 x 18 ST-FS Halyards on Mizzen Mast, 2 x 46 ST-FS Secondaries, stainless steel blocks by Garhauer.
Mast/Rigging : Yawl. Alloy mast & boom. Stainless steel rigging (2010). Balmer Boom Vang, German mainsheet system, Boomed staysail self tacking with stainless traveller.
Sail Inventory : Dense weave Dacron main 2010. Dense weave Dacron genoa 2010. Trysail. Dense weave Dacron mizzen 2010. Storm Jib. Furler. All sails cut and assembled from narrow 18" panels, with classic corner leather reinforcement, stitching and finishing, all sailcloth Dimension Polyant. Mizzen staysail and asymmetric spinnaker.
Electrics : Dual 100A heavy duty alternators through Mastervolt combined invertor/smart charge systems. Capi2 Bus - Wiring system pushbutton remote circuit breakers. Shore Power thru Isolation transformer. LED interior lighting. LED Nav lights. Isotemp 30 litre hot water system.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine E80 GPS. Raymarine T - 60 Sounder/Log and Wind instruments. Richie 5 compass. Raymarine Radar, Raymarine repeater system for all instruments, Comar Systems AIS-2-NMEA AIS receiver.
Covers : Full boat Covers.
Safety Gear : BEP gas detector with solenoid. Two Fire extinguishers. Safety Gear to minimum requirements.
Ground Tackle : Stainless Steel Manson Supreme + Spare Plough Anchor.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Spectra Water Maker.
Radio : VHF Raymarine.
Remarks : Cockpit seating with good ergonomic access to the winches, Helm wheel mounted on a classic pedestal with compass binnacle, 2 x 10kg Aluminium Gas Bottles in dedicated locker to port. Boom Tent and Dedicated steel cradle for shipping. All seacocks Groco Silver Bronze.
Vessel Name : Theodora

Engine 1

Engine Make : Kubota Nanni 4 cylinder
Displacement : 13200
Horse Power : 50
Fuel Type : Diesel
Steering : Edson Destroyer Steering via sheaves and cable to bronze quadrant.
Fuel Capacity : 180
Propeller : Aquastream 3 blade stainless steel feathering propeller.