Sparkman & Stephens SIRIUS

Type: NY 32

ex, Away, ex Dolphin

S&S SIRIUS Specifications:

LOA: 45′ 4″ / 13.8m
LWL: 32′ 0″ / 9.75m
Beam: 10′ 7″ / 3.22m
Draft: 6′ 6″ / 1.98m
Design Number:
Rig: Sloop
Displacement: 40,000 lbs
Sail Area: 1,332 sq ft
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Built By: Henry Nevins, City Island N.Y.
Original Owner: Henry Sturgis Morgan
Current Owner: Paolo Zannoni
Launched: 1936
Sail Number: NY 19


To replace the NY 30, in 1936 New York Yacht Club Commodore W.A.W. Stewart organized a competition for the design and construction of the Club’s new boat, calling the best naval architects: John Alder, Luders, Ford & Paine, W J Roue, Belkar & Paine and Sparkman & Stephens. The instructions were a waterline no less than 30 feet, accommodation for 4 guests and one crew and the Scantling Rules of Lloyds. Olin Stephens was chosen and Henry B. Nevins Shipyard of City Island offered to deliver all the boats within 1 year – on completion of the 20 boats the tooling was destroyed as established by the NYYC. According to the magazine, The Rudder, “ ….the club did not want a crowd on the starting line and, above all, if the class were enlarged, the boats could end up in undesirable hands.”

NY 19 was built for Henry Sturgis Morgan, founder of Morgan Stanley. He was a prominent yachtsman, Commodore of the NYYC and Chairman of the America’s Cup committee.

Known Racing History: ?

Known Restoration History:

2013-2014 – Cantiere Navale dell’Argentario

– New rudder
– Stripping the hull back, re caulking and fairing
– New sea cocks and skin fittings
– Full Awlgrip paint treatment
– New engine, transmission and ancillaries fitted under close supervision of S&S New York
– New fuel and water tanks
– New electrical systems, batteries etc
– New instruments
– Stripping bright work back to bare wood and full 12 coat varnish system
– Application non slip to deck and coach roof

2006 – Cantiere Navale dell’Argentario –

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