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Stephen Jones 46 ft Spirit of Tradition Sloop 2006



Stephen Jones 46 ft Spirit of Tradition Sloop 2006

Designer Stephen Jones
Builder Farrow & Chambers
Date 2006
Length overall 50 ft 8 in / 15.44 m
Length deck 46 ft 0 in / 14.02 m
Length waterline 30 ft 6 in / 9.3 m
Beam 10 ft 0 in / 3.05 m
Draft 8 ft 0 in / 2.44 m
Displacement 6.9 Tonnes
Construction Wood epoxy
Engine Beta 28hp Saildrive Diesel
Location United Kingdom
Price GBP 79,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



Stephen Jones forged a young reputation as the designer of some of the 1970s and 1980s most extreme, successful and aesthetically pleasing-looking IOR-Rule racing yachts. In more recent years his traditionally inspired, modern underbody production designs for the Hunter Boats/ Cornish Crabbers 'Mystery 35' and the Rustler Yachts 'Rustler 33' really caught the eye of production yacht buyers with a more discerning eye for elegance. METEOR, which Jones designed for himself, goes one step beyond, employing modern wood construction techniques to come up with his unique take on a "Spirit of Tradition" racer/ cruiser. She's a Spirit of Tradition division winner at classic regattas and serves as a successful and very fleet of foot family cruiser. An 15 year insurance survey report from April 2021 is available.



Since being built at Grimsby, Lincolnshire by wood-epoxy specialists Farrow and Chambers, METEOR has been used for family cruising and weekend sailing on the south coast of England, including cross channel and the West Country. From 2009 she has competed at six Panerai British Classic Yacht Club regattas, coming 2nd in Class in 2010 and 2012 and 1st in 2013. Subsequently the Spirit of Tradition division has grown in strength and METEOR remains a potent performer.



- Strip plank Brazilian cedar
- Khaya cold moulded outer skin
- Thin glass protective layer
- Extra glass sheathing in way of keel attachment
- Laminated mahogany frames and floors
- Plywood/ laid teak composite deck
- Keel comprises a cast stainless fin with a lead bulb = rust free



Teak laid deck with varnished covering boards

From aft
- Quarter pushpits with bench seats
- 2 x Guardrails
- Bronze mooring fairleads port and starboard
- 2 x Teak mooring cleats
- Bronze mushroom fairlead

- Teak faced plywood coamings
- 2 x Lewmar 44 cockpit side deck sheet winches
- 2 x Lewmar 48 cockpit side deck sheet winches
- Raw teak cockpit seating and sole
- Tiller (wood) steering with alloy extension tiller
- Lazarette access in aft cockpit bulkhead
- Engine control
- Beta engine instrumentation
- 2 x Contest steering compasses
- Opening ports in aft house bulkhead

- Cockpit coamings merge to varnished teak ply house sides
- Raw teak coachroof
- Solid and ply teak sliding companionway hatch
- 2 x Lewmar 44 halyard winches
- 12 x Lewmar halyard locks/ rope clutches and sheaves
- Varnished teak grabrails port and starboard
- Vang
- Mast step
- Stainless steel forehatch
- Chain hawse to straboard

Forward decks
- Lewmar fore and aft genoa tracks port and starboard
- Teak mooring cleats port and starboard
- Bronze mushroom vent
- Bronze mooring fairleads port and starboard
- Stainless steel split pulpit with ply step

Ground tackle
- 2 x Fortress anchors



Headroom (to deckhead/ to deck beams)
- Galley/ Saloon: 6 ft 5 in / 6 ft 3½ in
- Mast area: 6 ft 3 in / 6 ft 1½ in

Access via 4 x step removable companionway ladder over engine box
- Teak and holly sole
- 8 x Opening ports

To starboard, forward facing traditional sit down nav station
- Ship's isolator panel
- Plotter
- JVC Car audio/CD

Quarter berths
- Large single quarter berth to starboard
- Double quarter berth to port
- Opening ports port and starboard to cockpit

Galley to port
- Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker
- 2 x burner hob; oven
- Stainless steel sink and hand pump
- Stowage under
- Top loading fridge unit
- Stowage under
- Plate and pots stowage shelves
- 4 x bulkhead lights

Forward to saloon
- Long, wide saloon settee berths with lee cloths
- Fiddled drop leaf table; bottle stowage inside

Forward to WC Compartment
- Jabsco manual toilet
- Hatch in deckhead
- Chain pipe to chain locker

Forward to forecabin
- Large double berth



- Fractional rig
- Standing rigging renewed May 2021
- Running rigging 2006
- Z-Spars aluminium mast and boom
- Twin spreaders, swept-aft
- 5:1 Rod kicker
- Harken headsail roller furler
- Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
- Spruce bowsprit solely for supporting asymmetric spinnaker
- 2 x bronze whiskers and bronze dolphin striker
- Adjustable backstay
- Running backstays with Rutgerson/ Lewmar blocks
- Lewmar mainsheet blocks on traveller aft of cockpit coaming

- Main (Quantum)
- 3 x Reef points; 2 x used; provision at boom for 3rd
- Roller furling jib (Quantum)
- Reefing jib (OneSails 2021)
- Asymmetric spinnaker (Quantum)



- Beta BD1005 Sail Drive 28hp Diesel
- Folding propeller

- Batteries under starboard settee
- Plastimo battery selection switch
- Numax CXV 1 2V/ 110 Ah
- Numax XV27 12 V Engine start

- Vetus polyethylene fuel tank 60 L
- Flexible fuel hoses
- Fleetguard fuel filter with transparent bowl
- 2 x Flexible water tanks 50 L each - total 100 L
- Gas locker for 2 x 2.7 kg bottles



- Nav lights, pulpit, pushpit and masthead
- Navman 7100 VHF radio
- Navman GPS Plotter Tracker 5605



- Fire blanket at galley
- 3 x Fire extinguishers
- Gas Safety Certificate April 2021
- Boarding rope ladder
- Radar reflector
- First aid kit
- Wire cutters
- Jackstays
- The vessel has passed through RCD certification


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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