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Sparkman & Stephens 45 ft Yawl 2010 - Sold



Sparkman & Stephens 45 ft Yawl 2010

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Ian Franklin Christchurch, NZ
Date 2010
Length overall 45 ft 3 in / 13.8 m
Length deck 45 ft 3 in / 13.8 m
Length waterline 32 ft 0 in / 9.75 m
Beam 12 ft 0 in / 3.65 m
Draft 7 ft 3 in / 2.2 m
Displacement 13.2 Tonnes
Construction Triple skin kauri timber on laminated kauri frames
Engine Nanni marinised diesel 4 cyl 50 HP 4-220HE
Location Australia
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



THEODORA is a modern interpretation of a classic S&S design. 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. THEODORA was built at Ian Franklin Boat Builders Ltd of Christchurch, NZ to be launched in 2010. The Kauri timber employed in the triple layered construction is considered to be a superb timber for building the hulls and decks of boats because of its resistance to rot.

This is a stunning rendition from such a strong pedigree; S&S at the height of their powers – and in our view defines modern classic in a way that is unmatched by other claimants. Balance is everything here and the versatility of cruising grounds afforded by the shoal draft lends yet another dimension to this special boat. She comes moreover with a custom made steel cradle for shipping.



VAT is unpaid on this yacht


Sailing history

THEODORA has been mainly day sailing in New Zealand - her Australian owners sailing the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds several times a year. In July 2013 however the yacht was relocated to the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia where she is sailed in local waters and has not undertaken any more offshore or coastal sailing passages to date.



- Epoxy glued combined strip planked and cold molded Kauri Pine triple-skin hull laminate
- Laminated Kauri Pine frames
- Light E-glass protective skin
- Laminated Kauri Pine deck beams
- Integrally glued marine grade plywood deck
- 1st grade Burmese teak planking glued to the sub deck without screws to avoid leaks
- Laminated teak deckhouse sides; high gloss varnished
- Marine grade plywood cabin top over laminated Kauri beams; all exposed
- High quality teak coamings and trim
- Full length interior grab rail in selected Jarrah wood
- Lifting centre plate
- Groco silicon bronze seacocks


Accommodation and domestic equipment

From aft moving for’ard
- Sliding hatch and companionway steps to wide beam interior; spacious for a classic design
- Long trunk cabin with port lights both sides gives unrestricted headroom throughout the interior
- Galley to port - principal variation from original design with full beam galley aft
- Gimballed Force 10 three burner hob with oven
- sink
- Integral icebox with Isotherm Compact Magnum with Danfoss compressor refrigeration system
- Navigation area with quarter berth aft to stbd
- Classic saloon amidships
- Drop leaf folding table under a butterfly skylight on centre line
- Transom seats and berths outboard
- Head with Sanimarine 31 auto electric dual flush seawater WC and shower to port
- Bureau with lockers to starboard
- Double stateroom forward of the main mast
- Single berths to port and starboard with innerspring mattresses.
- Forepeak sail storage etc


Rig spars and sails

- Both masts and booms tapered cream painted aluminum by Yacht spars NZ
- 316 stainless steel wire standing rigging
- Kevlar Aramid fibre running rigging
- Sails by Bud Nalder, Nelson NZ
- All sails cut and assembled from narrow 18” panels, with classic corner look, stitching and finishing
- Dimension Polyant cream 1st quality dense weave polyester - classic look, performance, durability
- No 1 jib roller furling
- Genoa
- Storm jib
- Boomed staysail self tacking with stainless traveller
- Trysail
- Main sail
- Mizzen staysail
- Mizzen sail


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

Deck plan designed for easy handling by a short-handed crew; layout from bow
- Inner forestay with self tacking club jib or easy work to windward in a breeze
- Stainless steel Manson Supreme anchor
- Spare plough anchor
- Muir Storm 2200 electric windlass and MZ Electronic EV040 chain counter
- Fore hatch set in deck
- Skylight at fore end of trunk cabin
- Main mast and boom
- Bamar boom vang
- Teak dorade boxes with stainless steel cowl ventilators port and stbd over saloon
- Butterfly hatch
- Polished stainless steel deck hardware
- 14 x stanchions supporting guard rails
- 4 x Glass inlay deck prisms
- 6 x Fairleads
- 6 x Mooring cleats
- Garhauer blocks and traveller
- Spinlock line clutches
- Sliding hatch to accommodation offset to stbd

Winches all Anderson 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 46 ST-FS Secondaries
- 2 x 18 ST-FS Halyards on Mizzen Mast

- Cockpit seating with good ergonomic access to the winches
- Watertight sail bin to port under the cockpit seat
- Helm wheel mounted on a classic pedestal with compass binnacle
- Lazarette with ample stowage for warps sails etc
- Mizzen mast and boom
- Full boat cover
- Custom made steel cradle for shipping


Mechanical, electrical and tankage

- Kubota 4-220HE marinised 4 cyl Nanni 50 HP Diesel from Collins Marine
- Twin Disc Technodrive TMC60 2:1 reduction from Collins Marine
- Seahawk Aquastream 3 bladed stainless feathering propeller
- Electric winch controlled lifting centre plate
- Edson Classic 402 pedestal with stainless destroyer wheel helm steering by cable to quadrant
- 2 x 100 A heavy duty Bosch high output alternators
- Mastervolt 12 V electrical system BEP and Hella Touch interior lighting
- Capi2 bus push button control panel and remote intelligent circuit breakers
- Simplified wiring to a port and starboard 3wire bus system
- Mastervolt Mastervision 240 V AC switchboard
- Mastervolt Masterlink MICC invertor / charger control
- Mastervolt smart charge
- 700 Ah Toyama hybrid gel domestic batteries
- Batteries for engine start and electric windlass
- Shore power charge via isolation transformer and 240V system
- Mastervolt Mass Combi 12 / 200-100 inverter and battery charger
- Aluminium 180 litre diesel fuel tank
- 2 x 200 Litre fresh water tanks; digital read out
- Fresh water pressure system for the galley sink, head basin, shower and deck shower
- Spectra Ventura 150 water maker
- Isotemp 30 litre c/w hot water coil and immersion heater
- Small black and gray water tanks with electric pump out
- 2 x 10 Kg aluminium LPG bottles in a dedicated sealed locker to port, accessible from on deck
- Johnson WPS 3.5 fresh water pump and reservoir
- Johnson Aquajet WS 3.4 sea water pump
- Whale Gulper 220 grey water pump
- Vetus black water pump
- Vetus twinline 76 mm engine room blower pump
- BEP Marine 600 gas detector
- Offshore Multitank 3330 tank level indicators


Navigation communications and electronics

- Ritchie 5 inch steering compass
- Raymarine E80 chart plotter / display
- Raymarine ST-60 speed, depth, wind, helm
- Comar Systems AIS-2-NMEA AIS receiver
- Raymarine Ray 54 VHF radio
- Raymarine Radome 18 inch radar
- Hella Marine navigation lights
- Fusion stereo system with cockpit speakers



- Rule 4000 bilge pump
- Whale Gusher manual bilge pump
- BEP gas detector with solenoid


Owners comments

THEODORA’s lines are those of the # 602 REVONOC, whose owner Harvey Conover, an experienced yachtsman had put much of his own knowledge and experience into the specification – to be interpreted perfectly by Olin and Aage as one would expect.

While the hull design was unchanged to preserve the original sailing characteristics, modifications to the # 602 sail plan and interior were made to enable short-handed sailing and modern day convenience.

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, she will stand out at classic regattas in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean as one of the finest designs ever produced from the board of Olin Stephens.


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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