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Sparkman & Stephens 45 ft Sloop 1970



Sparkman & Stephens 45 ft Sloop 1970

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Cantiere Mariano Craglietto
Date 1970
Length overall 45 ft 7 in / 13.9 m
Length deck 45 ft 7 in / 13.9 m
Length waterline 33 ft 6 in / 10.2 m
Beam 12 ft 10 in / 3.9 m
Draft 7 ft 3 in / 2.2 m
Displacement 10.9 Tonnes
Construction Mahogany carvel planking on laminated oak frames
Engine Nissan marinised 65 HP 2002
Location Spain
Price EUR 225,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



GUIA was built in Trieste in 1970 by Cantiere Mariano Craglietto to a Sparkman & Stephens design number 1909 - the same as that of MABELLE, a very successful Italian boat - but with lighter construction for a well known Italian sailor. It was certainly a different era when a yacht this beautiful raced round the World in the first Whitbread Race. S&S seemed able to blend the CCA and the then blossoming IOR Rules into capable and fast boats with good looks as a by product. Testament to her fine pedigree, GUIA is a wonderful family cruising boat and races successfully on the Mediterranean Classic Circuit.



Sparkman & Stephens design no. 1909.3

GUIA participated in the first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973 finishing 5th individually – and the Italians winning as a team. Trophies from this, the Cape Town to Rio race of 1971 and others are kept on board and belong to the boat.

Under the current ownership from 1998, GUIA has been a family cruising boat in the Mediterranean - also taking part in some of the regattas in the Panerai classic yachts circuit. In 2017 and 2018 she won her class at Puig Vela Clássica, Barcelona. And she took second place in XIV Copa del Rey – Panerai Vela Clásica Menorca, 2017.'s



- Single mahogany 1” carvel planking silicon bronze fastened to laminated oak frames
- Butt blocks the same material and thickness as planking
- Wood floors are white oak and metal floors stainless steel
- Deck is narrow 1 ½ teak planking glued over a marine ply sub deck
- Toe rail is varnished teak
- Superstructure is mahogany, with varnished sides and white painted top


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Access below can be either from the cockpit to the owner’s cabin aft or through the coach roof hatch directly into the saloon. The beams, deck head, bulkheads and furniture are of varnished mahogany, the cabin sole of varnished holly and teak, overall combining elegance, ambience, and warmth with practicality. The elegant mottled coral upholstery items are also protected by removable green covers.

From the cockpit via a sliding hatch and steps down you enter in the owner’s cabin with a single berth each side and an en suite head compartment with folding basin, Blake WC and shower forward to starboard. A hanging locker is forward to port and stowage is in drawers below and spaces outboard the berths. Two opening ports provide good ventilation.

Moving forward past the main head (also with Blake WC and accessible to both cabins) you access the main cabin with a chart table and navigation area to port and a large galley starboard. The galley has a double sink, 2 burner hob with oven and a huge and very well insulated stainless steel fridge. Access to this area can also be through the main sliding hatch over the coach roof and companionway steps down.

Forward and a further step down is the saloon with settee berths either side and another single berth above and outboard to port. To starboard are two lockers with a book shelf between. Amidships is a mahogany drop leaf dining table.

The forepeak had two lifting pipe cot berths with stowage below and outboard. The starboard pipe cot, while available has been removed and lockers and drawers built in. The foc’sle contains the very substantial chain locker. Ventilation is by hatches and opening ports by the galley, chart table and heads.

- New diesel Webasto air heating recently installed.
- 100 litre fridge (engine driven compressor)
- Mattresses and blankets; two for each berth


Rig, spars, sails and canvaswork

Bermudan sloop rig
- 2 x Head stays; one for racing (hanks) and one cruising with Reckman reefing.
- Boom lengthened 40 cm.

Cruising sails
- Main old
- Rolling genoa
- 2 Yankee; 120 % and 135 % medium old
- Staysail in perfect condition
Racing sails - all Dacron for the CIM
- Main 2006 very good condition
- Genoa Light 150 % 2002 very good
- Genoa Medium 150 % 2002 medium
- Genoa Medium 150 % 2008 very good
- Genoa No 2 2008 not used
- Triradial spinnaker; yellow 2002
- Triradial spinnaker; red and white 2008

- Sunbrella covers for main sail, winches, helm wheel
- Bimini
- Dodgers
- Cockpit cushions tailor made
- 2 x Sunbrella awnings


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- 3 x anchors: Admirals, CQR, Bruce 30 kg
- 230 ft / 70 m chain and 100 ft / 30 m hawser
- Vertical windlass
- Main winches are Lewmar 65 ST
- Otherwise all Barient ST; all new bearings 2009
- Salt water pump anchor wash


Mechanical, electrical and tankage

- Nissan marine spec Vannette 65 Hp installed 2002; 450 hours since then
- Maxprop, three bladed folding propeller
- 12 V Engine start motor
- 24 V 65 A Alternator for service batteries
- 2 x battery banks: services 240 A at 24 V deep charge batteries new 2008
- Battery charger
- Mastervolt battery monitor and control
- Hot and cold water in both heads and galley (engine clarifier and shore)
- Stainless steel diesel tank 62 G / 280 L under cockpit sole access from owners cabin
- 2 x stainless steel fresh water tanks under aft cabin berths (66 gallon / 300 litres approx)


Navigation, communications and electronics

- B&G Analogue depth sounder, wind, speed.
- New Simrad autopilot (new 2008)
- GPS Furuno (new 2008)
- Sailor VHF
- IcomVHF
- Icom VHF portable
- Bbb VHF for 60 miles navigation
- Music CD radio



- Jabsco electric bilge pump
- 2 x manual Whale pumps; one in owner’s cabin, one in cockpit
- Balsa life jackets for 6


Refit works

Under current ownership refit works have included the following – some of these refer to equipment already itemised in appropriate sections above:
- Some planking replaced
- All through-hulls replaced
- Hull sanded to bare wood and then coated with Bar-rust and painted with Awlgrip
- Keel removed to inspect bolts; found in perfect condition (photo available); re fixed
- Deck sides re-fastened to waterproof
- Shroud bolts removed for inspection; found perfect and re fixed
- Engine (not new but 0-hours) installed
- Deep cycle batteries installed in a new position under the sole in a box
- Hot water in heads and deck from the engine and shore
- Dodger, bimini and cockpit cushions
- New Harken main sheet block
- Boom lengthened 40 cm
- New, deeper rudder, improving control off the wind with spinnaker
- New autopilot (Simrad) and GPS (Furuno)
- Two headstays; one for racing (hanks);one for cruising; Reckman rolling genoa
- Diesel Webasto heater



- Zodiac Mark1 tender
- Yamaha Malta 3.5 HP outboard


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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