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  • Manufacturer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Price: £14,000
  • Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Year: 1972
  • LOA: 29'10" (9.10m)
  • Beam: 9' 3'' (2.83m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.67
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 14F8161489
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 20 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 2GM20
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 16 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 5 kn
  • Top Speed: 6.5 kn
  • Engine Hours Port: 815

Broker Remarks

Sparkman & Stephens, S&S30 or 6.6 as she is sometimes referred to, Cruiser/Racer with encapsulated lead and bronze keel with tiller steering. Inboard Yanmar 2GM20 diesel engine and sail drive unit. Engine has completed 813 hours and has been well maintained by her present and previous owner. Keel stepped gold anodised mast and boom. Roller furling added in 2008. Single handed sailing a reality. Good suit of sails including radial cut genoa, mainsail, spinnakers and storm jib. 4/5 berth accommodation.



Below decks has seen a lot of change over the past couple of years. The result is a bright comfortable space with 6 foot standing headroom. The accommodation is for 5 but is better suited to 4 adults.
The main saloon is entered from the cockpit.
Immediately to starboard is the galley area with gas fuelled 2-burner hob (2011), 600w microwave oven (2015), sink with hand pumped fresh water and foot pumped salt water faucets.
Opposite is the chart table/nav station with switch panel, chart storage and chart reading light.
The saloon seating/berths have well upholstered foam covered in ivory PVC (2016)
Slightly offset drop leaf table for dining.
Through the forward bulkhead is a heads compartment to port and a hanging space opposite.
Two berths in forward cabin.
All interior wood has been re-varnished in 2016 and the headlining were renewed in 2015 to a very high standard incorporating 15mm of insulation.
There is a Waeco 25L chest fridge/freezer which can run of either 12V or 240V.(2015)
1Kw inverter added in 2013. 2x Camping gas bottles in self draining locker.
12V interior lighting and a 240V fluorescent light in saloon. Original water tank replaced with stainless steel model.

Mechanical and Rigging


Sparkman & Stephens have been responsible for designing highly desirable, fast sailing yachts with beautiful lines that have stood the test of time and give as much pleasure today as they did when released to the yachting public many years ago.
This S&S 30 is no exception and if a fast, stable cruiser/racer is your vessel of choice then look no further. This yacht has been in the north east for the last 30+ years and has been lovingly maintained to a high standard by her present and previous custodians. The yacht has seen constant upgrade and modernisation whilst maintaining the pedigree and vision that the designers had for her.
Built in Finland by A.A-Boat she has a heavy lay up hull and encapsulated lead keel. Large cockpit with "Tek Dek" finish.
Smart navy blue painted topsides and gel shielded hull below the waterline.
Keel stepped rig with gold anodised boom and spinnaker pole. Roller furling gear added in 2008 making single or short handed sailing a possibility.
Economical Yanmar diesel with sail drive in excellent order. Below decks provides berths for 4/5 persons and has 6 foot standing headroom at the main hatch.


GRP constructed sailing yacht built in 1972 in Finland by AA-Boat. Heavy lay up hull with smartly painted topsides.
Topsides painted in Navy Blue using 2-pack paint in 2010. Deck painted in pearl white using 2-pack paint in 2012.
Encapsulated lead keel with bronze shoe. Skeg supported rudder with tiller steering.
Underwater areas treated with Gelshield in 1995 and again in 2010 as a preventative measure.
Large self bailing cockpit painted with 2-pack paint and attractively finished with "Tek Dek" in 2006. Good storage with lockers port and starboard and at the stern.
The raised coachroof was painted with 2-pack paint in 2014 and the saloon and forward hatch windows were replaced in 2015.

Tiller removed, varnished and refitted in July 2017

Engine & Electrics

Vessel had new propulsion installed in 1997. The choice was the extremely reliable and economical Yanmar 2GM20 with Sail Drive unit. Surprisingly the engine proved defective and was replaced under warranty in 1998.
The engine is well maintained and has only completed 813 hours.
The fuel is stored in a stainless steel tank and is pre-filtered before reaching the engine.
2-Bladed folding bronze propeller to minimise drag.
Bank of 3x 12V batteries providing dedicated engine start and domestic power. 2x 110ah domestic (2015) and 70ah engine start (2013)
These are fitted with isolators and recharged via engine alternator or by dedicated solar charge systems introduced 2006 and 2014.

  • Engine Hour Meter
  • Battery Voltage Meter
  • 2x Solar panels
  • 1Kw inverter
Sails & Rigging

Masthead sloop rig with keel stepped gold anodised mast and boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced as a preventative maintenance schedule during the 29 year ownership.
Furlex roller furling system introduced in 2008 to assist with single and short handed sailing.
Winches are by Barlow or Gibbs and include a variety of single or 2-speed winches depending on application
Good suit of sails including:
Slab reefing (3) mainsail 2008
150% Radial cut genoa with padded luff 2008
Radial head spinnaker (IOR Max)
Tri-Radial spinnaker (IOR Max)
Tri-Radial spinnaker (75%)
Working Jib
Storm Jib with dedicated wire stay
Brand new lazyjack bag in July 2017




Well equipped yacht with good inventory including Steel boat cradle.

Navigation Aids:
2 off Sestrel Compasses
Walker Mini Trident log with spare through hull transducer
Mariner wind speed indicator
Standard Horizon GX2200e DSC VHF - New 2020
Navico tiller pilot
NASA Target2 Depth sounder - New 2020
Garmin Echomap UHD650 Colour chartplotter with AIS - New 2020

Deck Equipment:
25lb CQR
15lb CQR
Electric windlass (2013)
40M of 8mm calibrated chain
Bow roller
Mooring cleats and fairleads
Jockey pole
Spinnaker pole

Safety Equipment:

Seago 4-man valise liferaft - New 2021
Manual bilge pumps (2)
Fire extinguishers (2)
Masthead Tricolour
Running light
Deck level navigation lights (Back up)
Radar reflector
Horse shoe buoy with strobe light

Flare Pack - New 2020

General Equipment:
Shore power with external connection point on port pulpit (2015)
Boom cover
Cockpit dodgers
Spare tiller arm
Foredeck light
Digital TV With Freesat

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