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2017 Palmer Johnson Sparkman & Stephens Aluminum

US$ 197,500*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 804-315-3236
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Deltaville, VA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 197,500 

"Arcadia" is the original name given to this Sparkman & Stephens (Bruce McPherson) designed yacht when built by Palmer Johnson as an IOR racing yacht in the early 70's. She was commissioned for the owner of one of America's largest beer brewing companies. "Arcadia" was specified with a shoal draft keel (6') and centerboard to accommodate the first owner's desire to keep the boat at his dock. "Arcadia" raced extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and recorded a third in class finish in the Bermuda race.

"Arcadia"  was eventually acquired by her current owners and was rebuilt from the keel up as a 'go-anywhere' expedition cruiser.   "Arcadia" was relaunched in 2017 and motored through the European canal system to the Mediterranean. Her owners sailed her across the Atlantic through the Caribbean and to the US East Coast in 2018 and .  Each winter since, they have been south to the Bahamas and to the Caribbean.

Although first launched in 1971, "Arcadia" is effectively a new yacht as the boat was rebuilt from the keel up - a process that is extensively documented in photographs and drawings. Everything in the re-engineering of the boat was done to make her suitable for a couple to sail in safety and comfort. The sheer-line was changed through the welding on of a raised bulwark for safety. The cabin top and doghouse are completely new additions to the boat allowing for a protected cockpit. It should be noted that Arcadia is ICW capable with a mainmast of 62'6" to waterline. 

Arcadia is a unique yacht with systems and capacities to allow for extended cruising in remote locations. She is in outstanding "like new" condition and should be considered a "bargain purchase" as a replacement cost would probably be close to one million dollars.

A recent audio gauge survey showed hull metal to be in excellent condition. 

Contact YaZu Yachting for further information about this listing. We are a full service brokerage offering power and sail listings ranging from 30 to 80 ft. We offer services for buyers and sellers as well as access to sail training, yacht delivery services and project management.

Jon and Anne Hutchings
YaZu Yachting
Deltaville, VA 23043

Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia. 
We are cruising yacht specialists who have "been there and done that". We are able to guide buyers and sellers through the purchase and sale experience as a result of having sold hundreds of boats in the past fifteen years and our personal backgrounds in boating. 
Give us a call or send us an email to see how we can assist you with this yacht or another. 

Please contact Jon and Anne Hutchings at 804-567-0093

Interested in this boat? Tel: 804-315-3236


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