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1959 Sparkman & Stephens Original Yankee

US$ 190,000*
Essex, CT
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Year:
1959
Length:
50'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Essex, CT
Hull Material:
Steel
YW#:
1877-2255004
Current Price:
US$ 190,000 

The current owners of the original YANKEE, Sparkman & Stephens Design Number 1278, built for Irving Johnson and his wife Exy, the most famous and successful sailing couple of the last century, have DRAMATICALLY LOWERED THE PRICE and are very interested in finding a new custodian for this famous, well founded vessel

Built of rust resistant Corten steel that has almost twice the tensile strength of regular steel, her varnished sitka spruce laminated spars are stepped in tabernacles and can be lowered to rest on deck while still allowing ample head room in the center cockpit for operating in canals without the need for a crane. Her two 1000 lbs inline center boards give her shallow draft while providing ample stability and improved sailing characteristics at sea. The easily handled ketch rig combined with the twin centerboards allow for good balance under many different sail combinations which makes her very easy to sail offshore in any breeze with a small crew. Roomy below with berths for  8, she is a rugged vessel. As Johnson liked to say, she was designed to climb mountains, cross oceans and survive shipwreck.

 

Featured in four National Geographic and numerous sailing articles as well as two books by the Johnson’s, Yankee is part of Yachting history with a large archive at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. Under the Joohnson's command, she sailed extensively in the canals of Europe and the Mediterranean from Spain to Egypt where she made her historic journey up the Nile. She was sailed across the Atlantic to Trinidad in the 70’s and was used there until brought to Newport RI where she was purchased by her current owners in 1998. They have sailed her from Cape Breton Nova Scotia to Bermuda and the Caribbean and made several trips up and down the east coast to Florida and the Bahamas.

Inspected by the US Coast Guard, YANKEE has a current COI for 22 passengers on lakes, bays and sounds and is hauled for the winter where she can be easily inspected.

 

Her current USCG COI is valid until October, 2019.

 





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Harry Morgan CPYB

 Cell 516-551-6224



Please contact Harry Morgan at (516) 551-6224

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