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Sparkman and Stephens/ Carlini 56 ft Yawl 1970



Sparkman and Stephens/ Carlini 56 ft Yawl 1970

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Cantiere Carlini, Rimini, Italy
Date 1970
Length overall 60 ft 0 in / 18.29 m
Length deck 56 ft 3 in / 17.14 m
Length waterline 39 ft 6 in / 12.04 m
Beam 14 ft 6 in / 4.42 m
Draft 8 ft 4 in / 2.54 m
Displacement 18.7 Tonnes
Construction Wood, plank on frame
Engine Nanni 4.340 TDI 130 hp 2005
Location Italy
Price EUR 290,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



PAN III has a whole lot going for her. There is her wonderfully practical four separate sleeping cabins arrangement allowing for seven guests plus a fo’cs’le with two pipe cots, with the middle of the boat a dedicated social hub. And her design by Sparkman & Stephens from when they were the go-to studio for both out-and-out racing yachts and fast cruiser/racers; she's like a road legal version of the America's Cup 12-Metre INTREPID. Then there's her offshore racing pedigree in the hands of original highly successful owner Nello Mazzaferro. And last but not least her extensive range of sensible equipment to allow safe as well as fast and comfortable cruising. PAN III is a classic family fast cruiser almost without equal.


REFIT WORKS 1996-2022

2021-2022 - Indoors at Rimini by Fabio Tosi (tech consultant: Stefano Carlini)
- Restoration of teak deck including re-paying seams
- Wooding hull and total removal of previous epoxy treatment
- Some plank replacement
- Replacement of the sea cocks with "Maestrini" bronze
- Replacement of transducers with bronze elements.
- New traditional build-up hull finish
- Replacement of some turnbuckles and related rigging
- Total overhaul of the backstay hydraulic piston
- Replacement of worn halyards and lazy jacks
- Radar overhaul
- VHF antenna replacement
- B&G overhaul
- Masthead lights replacement

2020-2021 - Veleria Adriatico Technosail
- Sails checked
- Engine Heat exchanger refit; new vang
- Routine maintenance
2013 Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico-Rimini (CNA)
- New Bamar foresail system
2012 Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico-Rimini (CNA)
- Cockpit refit mahogany and teak
- New forestay
- New Bamar electric furling system
- New stainless steel toggles; eyes; forks
- Teak deck restoration
- Painting
- Routine maintenance
2010 Cantiere Carlini
- Installation of bow thruster
- Hull survey/ refastening
- New standing rigging
2006/2009 Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico-Rimini (CNA)
- Routine maintenance (CNA)
2005 Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico-Rimini (CNA)
- Re-engined
1999-2004 Tecnomar, Fiumicino; Mulas, Arbatax, Sardinia; CNA
- Routine maintenance
1998 (Marina di Nettuno- Roma)
- Re-engined
1998 Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico-Rimini (CNA)
- All teak wooded
- New teak covering board and bulwark
- New mahogany trunk cabin
- Repainting
1996-1997 Italnautica, Fiumicino
- New standing rigging
1996 Cantiere Navale Punta Gabbiani
- Goiot skylight/ hatches, teak frames
- New running rigging
- New anchors and chain



Among the last of Olin Stephens' yawl designs (interestingly, design no. 2012 is the iconic Swan 55 - a very close cousin), NITA III is love child of the perfect meeting of aesthetics and competitive spirit in designers and owner, given birth in Rimini by one of Italy's finest builders, Cantiere Carlini.

The love affair began with commissioning owner Nello Mazzaferro seeing the earlier S&S/ Carlini 55ft sloop TARANTELLA sailing off Genoa. Named after Mazzaferro's wife and launched, with Rod Stephens in attendance, by Carlini in 1970, NITA III was designed to race under the RORC rule and for family cruising. Through the 1970s, latterly under the IOR Rule, she competed with success in the major Mediterranean offshore events under the burgee of Yacht Club Italiano, with the Mazzaferro's daughter Cristiana included among the crew; crewed by Emanuela Galeazzi she would later become 420 dinghy class World Champion (1980) and IYRU Womens' Worlds Doublehanded Champion (1981). In 1975 NITA III was winner of the Mediterranean Offshore Championship. In the subsequent IOR Rule NITA IV, Nello Mazzaferro would go on to win the prestigious Middle Sea Race three times consecutively 1978-1980 - a record not broken until 2014.

This was a period of rapid change in yacht racing rating rules, and it is as a fast, very comfortable and much admired cruiser that she has enjoyed the subsequent decades. As HYDRA under her second owner, Florence lawyer Fausto Rusconi, her construction was put severely to the test in a 1980 beaching caused by a violent storm/ tornado in Sicily, resulting in little damage and repaired under the supervision of her original builder.

Her third owner, fashion entrepreneur Maria De Marco, cruised gently with professional crew until 1996 when HYDRA passed into present ownership and became PAN III. Extensive family cruises have followed throughout the Mediterranean, including North Africa, Dalmatia and Greece, after which she has always returned home to Rimini to be looked after for ordinary and refit maintenance by Stefano Carlini of Cantiere Roberto & Stefano Carlini, and by Fabio Tosi of Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico.

PAN III made her classic regatta debut in June 2023 at X Trofeo Principato di Monaco (Yacht Club Venezia - AIVE), finishing a respectable mid-fleet in class with a crew of five of a certain age.

PAN III has truly enjoyed fifty years of la dolce vita, beloved by owners and the Rimini shipwrights who really respect her.

©2023 Iain McAllister/ Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd.



- Glued Honduras mahogany planking on acacia/larch laminated frames
- All stainless steel bolts replaced 2010
- Iroko wood keel
- Stainless steel chainplates and cage structure in way of mast
- Teak deck on laminated mahogany deck beams
- Short lead fin keel bronze bolted, with operating trim tab
- Bronze rudder shaft (disassembled, checked reinstated 2010)
- Trim tabs and rudder can work independently or together ('Intrepid system')



From aft
- Teak passarelle
- Stainless steel fairleads each side
- Mooring cleats each side
- Stainless steel pushpit
- Lofrans 1500 warping winch on aft deck
- Guardrails running through stanchions to pulpit in bow
- Teak laid deck, covering board and toerail
- Raised teak lazarette hatch offset to port
- Varnished mahogany cockpit coaming
- Alloy single spreader mizzen mast
- 3 x Barlow 16 halyard winches
- 1 x Barlow 26 Halyard winch
- Stainless steel helm wheel with inner trim tab wheels
- Binnacle with Danforth Constellation compass
- Engine instrumentation to starboard and controls to port
- Navtex backstay adjuster controls
- Gas bottle locker under helm seat
- Anchor windlass control at helm seat
- Deep lockers under seating each side
- 2 x Stainless steel sheave blocks outboard each side on toe rails
- 2 x Barlow 23 primary and staysail winches; one each side on steel mounts
- 2 x Barlow 24 secondary and running backstay winches on steel mounts
- Antal traveller on bridge deck with Barlow 24 main sheet block
- 2 x Antal ST foresail winches on aft coach roof
- 2 x Barlow 35 non-ST winches on fwd coach roof
- Autohelm depth and B&G analogue wind angle/speed and boat speed
- Raised dome over navigation station to port
- Dodger/ adjustable spray hood over companionway
- Genoa tracks running fore and aft on deck outboard with 2 cars each side
- Varnished mahogany coachroof sides and margin; cream painted top
- Varnished hand rails fore and aft on coachroof each side
- Dorade vent on trunk cabin to starboard
- Jib tracks on rail forward each side
- Spinnaker pole on teak chocks to port
- 4 x Raised alloy hatches over fwd accommodation and head compartments
- 2 x Mahogany Dorade boxes and 3 vents with stainless steel protection
- Life raft and varnished mahogany stowage box aft of mast inside scrubbed grabrails
- 30 Kg Bruce kedge anchor abaft mast; 10m chain, 50m rope
- 2 Spreader alloy main mast
- 3 x Halyard winches; Barlow 24, 27 and 28
- 2 x Antal halyard winches
- Staysail tracks
- Dorade box and vent athwartships
- Warp on drum
- 2 x Stands for outboard motors
- Jockey / jib pole on rail to starboard
- 2 x Alloy hatches
- 2 x Granny / safety rail bars between hatches
- Large alloy hatch over forecabin
- Orvea/ Lofrans 2000 anchor windlass and warping drum; granny bars over
- MZ Electronic chain counter; repeater in cockpit
- Scrubbed teak hand rails on deck
- Bamar C2 furler for staysail
- Steel mooring cleats each side
- 75lb CQR anchor on bow roller; 100m calibrated chain
- Teak chocks for spinnaker poles each side
- Mooring lines with shock absorbers


Accommodation and domestic equipment

From cockpit bridge deck, companionway steps down over hanging locker

Navigation station to port
- Navigator’s custom wood rotating chair
- Nav instruments
- Chart table
- Flag locker

Pilot’s cabin to starboard
- Wide single berth
- Shelving in aft bulkhead
- Contest steering compass
- Bulkhead light
- 2 x Reading lights
- Clothes locker

Saloon forward with 8 deck head lights
- U shaped seating to port
- Dining table on adjustable pedestal with folding leaves and fiddles
- Console just off centreline with hinged seat folding down to table
- Period lamp over
- Book cases and lockers to port

Galley to starboard
- 2 x Stainless steel sinks
- Hot and cold mixer tap
- Sea water tap
- Alpes stainless steel hob: 2 x gas burners; 1 x electric gas hob; gas oven
- 2 x Fridges; one top loading, one door access
- Plate and provision lockers with sliding access under deckhead

Head / shower compartment fwd to port
- Jabsco manual WC
- Attractively styled wash basin - counter unit
- Hot and cold mixer and manual pump
- Shower with teak grating sole
- Vanity mirror
- Locker for stowage
- Hatch and light in deck head

Guest cabin opposite to starboard
- 2 x Single berths – up and over
- Lockers
- 2 x Reading lights
- Hatch and light in deck head
- Meteorological instruments
- Compass in forward bulkhead

2nd Head / shower compartment opposite to port
- Jabsco manual WC
- Wash basin with hot and cold mixer and manual pump
- Shower with teak grating sole
- Vanity mirror
- Locker for stowage
- Hatch and light in deck head

Forward to guest cabins each side with removable bulkhead between

Port fwd guest cabin
- 2 x berths with lockers under
- Hanging locker
- Hatch and lights in deck head
- 2 x Reading lights

Starboard fwd guest cabin
- 2 x berths with lockers under
- Hanging locker
- Hatch and lights in deck head
- 2 x Reading lights

Forecabin / focsle
- 2 x Pipe cots
- Stowage for sheets etc under deck
- Head compartment
- WC
- Stainless steel wash basin; hot and cold mixer and manual pump
- Chain locker
- Companionway steps to fore deck


Rig, sails and canvaswork

- Aluminium spars (Velscaf – Carasco, Genoa) to S&S original plans
- Mainmast replaced in 1982 (Velscaf)
- Mizzen mast replaced in 1975 after a race dismasting
- 1x19 Stainless steel wire standing rigging (2010)
- Dyform intermediate shrouds related workloads (to S&S plans)
- Original lenticular rod standing rigging available
- Navtec 50 System hydraulic backstay updated (original appearance)
- Bamar MEJ-1.02 electric Genoa furling system (2012)
- Bamar GFM-C2 Foresail furling system (2013)
- 2 x Spinnaker booms (updated spinnaker system)
- Bamar gas vang (2015)
- Waldner boom vang gybe preventer system

- Fully-battened mainsail (Jens Glinkowski)
- Fully-batten mizzen (Jens Glinkowski)
- Traditional reefing: 4+1 reefs in main; 2 reefs in mizzen
- Staysail (Diamont)
- Genoa 150% (Jens Glinkowski)
- Genoa light 150% (Bianchi & Migliori (2017)
- No 2 Jib/ yankee (Bianchi & Migliori)
- Mizzen Staysail
- Spinnaker
- Gennaker and snuffer
- Storm jib wrap-around and sleeved (Bianchi & Migliori)
- Other sails not in use by Ratsey & Lapthorn, Belken etc

- Extensive covers


Mechanical, electrical and tankage

- Nanni (Kubota) 4.340 TDI 130 HP Turbo Diesel (2005)
- 2 x 24 V Alternators
- Hydraulic transmission Technodrive TM 545-A Ratio 2.09:1
- Aquadrive anti-vibration system GKN (2010)
- 40 cm stainless steel propeller shaft with disc axis brake
- Propeller: MaxProp 500 - 3 x folding blades 18°
- Fixed 3-bladed spare propeller
- Morse DC control

- Vetus bow thruster BOW 9524 – 5.7 kW - 24v – propeller 178 mm/ 7 in (2010)
- Lewmar/ Ultraflex hydraulic steering

- Electrical: 12, 24, 220 V
- Service batteries: 300 Ah, 24 V (6 x 100 Ah, 12 V)
- Engine batteries 200 Ah, 24 V (2 x 200 Ah 12 V)
- Battery charger: Quick SBC 1450 nrg 24 V 60 A (2013)
- Ship’s isolator panel at nav station
- Shore power

- 2 x 200 L connected central stainless steel fuel tanks
- Double fuel system with double decanter pre-filters
- 1000 L water tankage: 1 x 400 L central stainless steel tank; 4 x satellite rubber tanks
- Jabsco Par Max 4 -24 V pressurised water system; also manual faucets
- Hot water boiler


Navigation and communications

- B&G wind; Autohelm depth; B&G originals available (to be checked)
- Aqua Signal KLIV sounder
- Furuno radar 1830 CRT interfaced with Furuno heading sensor C-2000 and Furuno GPS
- Furuno software updated version 6
- Sestrel clock
- Fischer barometer
- GPS Furuno GP 31
- Autopilot Autohelm ST 7000 (electronics updated 2016)
- Chain drive Benmar Marine power units on stainless steel trimmer tiller rod
- Marine Radar Detector CARD with aerial

- Navicom VHF Radio/ AIS RT 650 WR DSC. AIS with Wireless Remote; separate antenna
- 2 x Raytheon Ray 98E VHF with handset and external speaker; separate antenna
- Glomex TV antenna



- Italian Safety Certificate (no limits) to July 2027
- ACR EPIRB 406 RLB 32
- 10 Person liferaft EV-Eurovinil in rigid case
- (Next liferaft service due 2025)
- SOLAS Marine Distress Signal
- 12 x Lifejackets
- Polyester webbing jackstays, grab bag
- Plastimo RORC danbuoy with fixed light, and drogue
- 2 x Horseshoe lifebelts
- 1 x Circular lifebelt
- Radar reflector,
- RORC Offshore flares
- Jabsco Maxi 1750 24 V electric bilge pump
- Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit
- Engine driven bilge pump
- Portable stainless steel bilge pump



- Zodiac tender Zoom 260 Aero (2012)
- Yamaha 3.5 hp outboard motor
- Many engine room tools


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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