Sparkman & Stephens “Finisterre”

S&S “Finisterre”

LOA: 38′ 6″ / 11.76m
LWL: 27′ 6″ / 8.41m
Beam: 11′ 3″ / 3.44m
Draft: 5′ 10″ / 1.55m
Design Number: 1054
Rig: Bermudan Yawl
Displacement: 18,640 lbs
Sail Area: 713 sq ft
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Built By: Seth Peterson, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Original Owner: Carleton Mitchell
Current Owner:
Designed: 1954





Finisterre was built by Seth Peterson of Old Saybrook, Connecticut and launched in 1954. The owner chose Sparkman & Stephens in great part due to his relationship with Rod Stephens with whom he had sailed with quite a bit on Rod’s NY32, Mustang. As Mitchell himself said “Although it was my privilege to sail with many of the top sailors of the era, I don’t think anyone else combined knowledge of deck layout, rigging and sails. ” Olin Stephens’ innovative design genius, as exemplified by such diverse vessels as Dorade, which revolutionized ocean racing, and the super-J boat, Ranger, and it was easy to see why S&S was the go-to team.”

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