The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage – Database of the worlds Vintage, Classic and Grand Prix (Spirit of Tradition) sailboats. Registry includes surviving, and destroyed vessels with historical, known racing, and ownership history for educational purposes. Registry inclusion is either by vessel’s historical significance, invitation or request.
Eligibility Requirements – Vintage and Classic full keeled (or keel-centerboard), monohull, displacement yachts designed in or before 1967, construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. Grand Prix Divisions – Include all Spirit of Tradition Yachts as well as those classics which are either equipped for, or are competing at, a much higher level than traditional vintage classics construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. designed in 1968 or later. Designs whose intent is to evoke the look and feel of a vintage classic.
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A New Important Classification within each vessels profile that recognizes the dedicated preservation, stewardship and celebrity of all the men and women that have sailed on these legendary icons. All helping to preserve and add to the historical significance of these vessels for future generation to come.
There are 33 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
S&S 34 - British yachtsman, and PR agent Michael Winfield commissioned Olin Stephens to design a 34' production racer-cruiser, the resulting design was established as a new class in 1968 and quickly achieved great racing success.
One of Mr. Winfield's first customers was former Conservative Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. A novice sailor with a keen eye and after seeing one at the 1969 London Boat Show, so impressed with the design he order one. The same year Sir Edward Heath entered and won the 1969 Sydney Hobart race, the second Brit to win this prestigious race in its history. So began the distinguished racing career and dominance on racing podiums throughout the world. - LOA: 33' 6" / 10.2m
LWL: 24' 2" / 7.4m - Beam: 10' 1" / 3.1m - Draft: 5' 10" / 1.8m - Design Number: - Rig: Bermudan Sloop - Displacement: 11,000 - 13,000 lbs / 4,900kg - 5,900kg - Sail Area: 592 - 700 sq ft / 55 - 65m2 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: - Original Owner: - Current Owner:
Sadie - In 1914 hull number of 732 was commissioned by E.C. Benedict, and was a further improved Alerion design. In order to make her less tender and wet in choppy conditions, Sadie was designed with more length, beam, flair, and internal ballast than her predecessor. - LOA: 27′ 0″ – LWL: 21′ 9″ – Beam: 8′ 0″ – Draft: 2′ 8″ – Hull Number: 732 – Contract Date: 3/17/1914 – Contracted By: Elias Cornelius Benedict (Wall Street investor and former Seawanka Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore) – Original Price: $1,850 – Designer: N.G. Herreshoff
Sagacious - Designed after Bjarne Aas Bermudian 6-Meter, Saga, but reduced in size, and displacement, with a greater beam of 6′ 9″ and with an increased sailplan. - Type: International One Design - LOA: 33’2″ / 10.19m - LWL: 21’8″ / 6.60m - Beam: 6’9″ / 2.06m - Draft: 5’4” / 1.62m - Hull Number: - Designer: Bjarne Aas - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Timothy Dittrich - Year Built: 1938 - Contract Cost: $2,670 - Built By: - Hull Material: Carvel pitch pine planking on oak ribs - Gross Displacement: 7,100 lbs - Ballast: 4,100 lbs - Sail Area: 437.82 sq ft - Sail Number: US 51
Sagittarius - Type: IOR - is the sister ship of the second Morning Cloud, and one of the very first IOR boats designed by S&S, with the lines being drawn by the young German Frers. - LOA: 40′ 7″ - LWL: 32′ 8″ - Beam: 12′ 6″ - Draft: 6′ 8″ - Design Number: 2058 - Rig: Marconi Sloop - - Displacement: 10,5 tons - Sail Area: 110 m² - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - - Built By: Cantiere Navale Carlini, Italy - Original Owner: Giorgio Carriero - Current Owner: Thierry and Frederic Lafitte - Launched: 1971 - Sail Number: FRA 6065
Sakonnet One Design
Sakonnet One Design - The Sakonnet One Design was designed for the Sakonnet Yacht Club, Little Compton, Rhode Island, where John Alden learned how to sail. - LOA: 18′ 04″ / 5.58m - LOD: 18′ 04″ / 5.58m - LWL: 14′ 05″ / 4.39m - Beam: 6′ 03″ / 1.90m - Draft: 3′ 07″ / 1.09m - Ballast: 700 lbs / 317kg - Displacement: 2,275 lbs / 1,032kg - Sail Area: 183 sq ft - Yard Number: 662 / 694 - Hull material: Wood construction - Rig: Fractional Sloop Rig - Designer: John G. Alden - Built by: Casey Boat Building Co., Fairhaven, Massachusetts - Year First Built: 1937 - Original Number Built: 1937 (3) 1939 (10)
Santana - Santana was named after the infamous Santa Ana Winds of California, and was originally conceived as a yawl by Olin Stephens, but Mr. Stewart insisted on a luxury staysail schooner built with racing in mind. - Sail Number: X9 - Type: Staysail Schooner - Santana Specifications: - LOA: 55’2″ / 16.81m - LWL: 40’6″ / 12.34m - Beam: 12’6″ / 3.81m - Draft: 7’11” / 2.41m - Design Number: 59 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Original Owner: William Lyman Stewart, Jr - Current Owner: Private - Year Launched: 1935 - Built By: Wilmington Boat Works, CA - Hull Material: Wood - Displacement: 50,000 pounds
Savannah - In 1995, an American yachtsman hired Elizabeth Meyer’s J Class management to help him create a modern classic. He was inspired by the J Class sloops, William Fife and a number of other beautiful old yachts, but wanted a boat under 100′ long. - LOA: 90.0′ / 27.43m - LWL: 58.4′ / 17.80m - Beam: 17.0′ / 5.18m - Draft: 11.5′ / 3.50m - Hull Number: - Designer: Pedrick Yacht Designs - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1997 - Built By: - Hull Material: Carbon - Gross Displacement: 96,100 lbs / 43,600kg - Sail Number: - Sail Area: 3,353 sq ft / 311.60 sq m
Sayonara - Japanese for goodbye, was built by Mr G F Garrard, then commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) at a time when the largest yacht in Australia were to be seen on Port Phillip Bay. Designed as a fast cruising yawl with high bulwarks by W Fife of Scotland, being a sister ship to his own champion Cirego, she was built by Mr A McFarlane of Birkinhead, Adelaide, and launched Novemeber 1897. She then cruised around to Melbourne in record time. - LOD: 57’7″ / 17.58 - LWL: 38’2″ / 11.64 - Beam 10’6″ / 3.23 - Draft - Hull Number: - Designer: William Fife III - Original Owner: G.F. Garrard - Current Owner: Sayonara Syndicate - Built: 1897 - Sail Number: R6 - ARHV Number: HV000367
Scarlett O’hara - Type: SK 30 - Jonas Brundin is the Swede who came to Australia in 1992 as a business migrant bringing with him the plug for the 30-square-metre yachts, a Harry Becker design. He joined up with Garth Stewart and John Taylor with the view of building 30-square-metre yachts in Australia. - LOA: 12.70m * LWL: 9.5m * Beam: 2.23m * Draught: 1.48m * Displacement: 2.72tonnes
Scheherazade - The yacht “Scheherazade” was named after the clever and exotic heroine of The 1,001 Arabian Nights, ” (a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.” With a staff of up to one-hundred people working on Scheherazade at one point during the build, the project took approximately four years to complete. On a foggy morning on September 27 in East Boothbay, ME, 3000 people showed up for the launch of Scheherazade. The 154’ ketch is the largest private yacht built in the US as of 2003. - LOA: 154’8″ / 47.15m * LOD: * LWL: 118’05 / 36.10m * Beam: 28’06 / 8.69m * Draft: 13′ 00 / 3.96m * Ballast: 153,000lbs * Bare Hull Weight: 110,000 lb * Sail Area: 9,940 sq ft * Main Mast Above Deck: 174′ * Mizzen Mast Above Deck: 110′ * Yard Number: 404 * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Ketch * Designer: Exterior Bruce King / Interior Andrew Winch * Built by: Hodgdon Yachts, Maine* Year Launched: September 27, 2003 * Restored By: * Current Name: ASOLARE * Original Owner: Bill and Barbara Stewart * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Seabird - The Seabird plan dates from William Fife III 1889, but this example was built by Stagnol Yard in 2001 respecting the original plans as closely as possible. - Fife “Seabird” Specifications: - LOA: 35' 7" / 10.85m - LOD: 27′ 4″ / 8.33m - LWL: 18′ 5″ / 5.61m - Beam: 6′ 10″ / 2.08m - Draft: 4′ 1″ / 1.24m - Displacement: 5,953.5lbs / 2,700kg - Hull: Wood Laminate - Rig: Gaff Cutter - Sail Area: - Designer: William Fife III - Built by: Hubert Stagnol at Benodet, France - Year Built: 2001 - Designed: 1889 - Engine: 1 x diesel 11hp, vetus (2001) - Fuel capacity: 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks - Water capacity: 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Sibyllan - Type: Original 12mR - Very little survives of the original International 12-metre Class Sybillan, now the two-master Desirée. Built to comply with the very first version of the International Rule, she remained intact until 1922. - LOA: 64′ 1″ / 19.53m - LOD: - LWL: 41′ 10″ / 12.52m - Beam: 10′ 11″ / 3.08m - Draft: 7' 10" / 2.16m - Sail Area: 2,809 sq ft / 260.96 sq m - Design Number: - Rig: Sloop - Designer: Johan Anker - Built by: Anker & Jensen - Original Owner: Carl D. Danielsson - Year Built: 1913 - Boat Location: Italy - Current Name: 2013 Desiree - Current Owner: 2013 Terje & Rolf Thoresen - Sail Number:
Signe - LOA: 112’0″ / 34.01m * LOD: 100’0″ / 30.48m * LWL: 87’06 / 26.70m * Beam: 22’00 / 6.70m * Draft: 8′ 00 – 22’00 / 2.43m – 6.70m * Ballast: 93,000lb / 42185kg. * Displacement: 230,000lbs * Sail Area: 5,230 sq ft. * Yard Number: * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: King * Built by: Renaissance Yachts, Thomaston, Maine * Year Built: 1990 * Restored By: * Current Name: Signe * Original Owner: * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Silvervingen - LOA: 37.17' / 11.33m * LOD: 37.17' / 11.33m * LWL: 23.45' / 7.15m * Beam: 6.00' / 1.83m * Draft: 5.34' / 1.63m * Ballast: * Displacement: * Sail Area Original: 43 m2 * Yard Number: * Hull material: Wood * Rig: Sloop * Mast: * Designer: Tore Holm * Type: 6mR * Built by: Helmer Gustavsson on Rotholmen * Year Built: 1939 * Restored By: * Current Name: Silver Blade * Original Owner: Nils Gäbel * Current Owner: Ägare Fredrik Lindqvist * Sail Number: S31
Siren - In 1935, when the New York Yacht Club was looking for boats to replace the “Thirties” created by Herreshoff, their requirements included blue water seaworthiness in addition to grace and quickness. - LOA: 45’4″ / 13.81m - LWL: 32’0″ / 9.75m - Beam: 10’7″ / 3.22m - Draft: 7’0” / 2.13m - Design Number: 125 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Peter Cassidy - Year Built: 1936 - Built By: Nevins, City Island, NY - Contract Cost: $11,000 - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: 27,000 lbs - Ballast: 12,000 lbs - Sail Area: 950 sq ft - Sail Number: 20
Sky - LOA: 85.2′ / 26.00m
LOD: 63.9’/ 19.50m - LWL: - Beam: 13.1′ / 4.00m - Draft: 8.5′ / 2.60m - Hull Number: - Designer: Unknown - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1890 - Built By: Southern England - Hull Material: Oak frames with Iroko hull - Gross Displacement: 45 tons - Ballast: 15 tons
Skye - Reimers designed the Swede 55 as a cruising ocean racing square meter yacht. - LOA: 52’6″ / 16.00m - LWL: 39′ 0″ / 11.88m - Beam: 9’7″ / 2.92m - Draft: 6’5” / 1.95m - Hull Number: - Designer: Knud Reimers - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Eugene Blank - Location: Royal Cape Yacht Club, South Africa - Year Built: 1979 - Original Built By: Fiskastra Varb Shipyard, Sweden - Hull Material: Fiberglass - Gross Displacement: 16534 lbs - Ballast: 6283 lbs - Sail Area: 694 sq ft / 55m² - Sail Number:
Skylark of 1937
Skylark of 1937 - Skylark, design 146, was a further improvement of Stormy Weather (design 27), Avanti (design 85) and Sonny (design 94) In 1972 Skylark completed a 31,106 mile circumnavigation. 2013 Currently sailing and racing in the med. - LOA: 53' 0" LWL: 38' 0" - Beam: 12' 0" - Draft: 7' 7" - Design Number: 146 - Rig: Yawl - Displacement: 45,725lbs - Sail Area: 1,981 sq ft - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Pendleton Yacht Yard of Wiscasset, Me - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Tara Getty - Launched: 1937 - Sail Number:
Solaris - Bill Tripp began his design work with Philip Rhodes, then after service in WW2, joined Sparkman & Stephens until 1952, whereby he opened his own design firm, and was one of the early pioneers in the use of fiberglass. The first Block Island 40s were said to have been built like “Sherman Tanks” with Tripp’s fiberglass layup schedule calling for up to two inches thickness in the hulls. - Type: Block Island 40 (Series 1) - LOA: 40’8″ / 12.39m - LWL: 27’6″ / 8.38m - Beam: 11’9″ / 3.58m - Draft: 3’11” / 1.19m / 8’5″ / 2.56m - Hull Number: 19 - Designer: Bill Tripp - Current Owner: Paul Tetreault - Year Built: 1961 - Built By: American Boat Building Company, East Greewich, RI - Hull Material: GRP - Gross Displacement: 20,000 LBS - Ballast: 7,800 lbs - Sail Number: BI-40 / 471
Solway Maid - Design influenced by the Metre Classes, built on spec 1938, sold in 1940, and laid up for the duration of WWII. The last of the Fife’s to leave the Fairlie yard - LOA: 52′ 7″ - LWL: 35′ 0″ - Beam 10′ 9″ - Draft 7′ 6″ - Hull Number: 825 - Rig: Bermudian Cutter - Designer: William Fife III - Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland - Year Built: 1938
“Sonny” Specifications: - LOA: 53′ 6″ - LWL: 39′ 0″ - Beam: 12′ 6″ - Draft: 7′ 7″ - Design Number: 94 - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: 46,774 lbs - Sail Area: - Sail Number: - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Jacob’s Shipyard, City Island, NY -Original Owner: - Current Owner: Joe Dockery - Launched: 1935
Sophie - Type: Bruce King Sloop - Class: Grand Prix - Jan Stenbeck, a Swedish lifelong sailor who went to Harvard Business School and who worked at Morgan Stanley in New York, chasing the America’s Cup had been a longtime dream. In 1983, after Conner lost the Cup to Australia, Stenbeck later told friends, ”I just felt joy.” He bought the committee boat used in that race, Black Knight, and built a 90-foot replica of the America’s Cup yacht Endeavor, and named her after his daughter Sophie. - LOA: 91’0″ / 27.73m * LOD: * LWL: 60’00 / 18.28m * Beam: 16’04 / 4.99m * Max Draft: 14’0 / 4.26m * Ballast: * Displacement: * Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: King * Built by: Renaissance Yachts, Maine * Year Built: 1991 * Restored By: * Current Name: Sophie * Original Owner: Jan Stenbeck * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Spartan - Type: New York 50 - Class: Vintage - CRF Rating: 53.4 - The fleet of NY50s was commissioned by the New York Yacht Club and built in the winter of 1912-1913 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol (HMCo), Rhode Island. The boats were graceful yet powerful, comfortable in heavy weather and so swift that they won the Astor Cup for sloops 9 times.
Of the 9 NY50s built, the only known remaining vessel is Spartan (though Barbara may be out there somewhere, according to legend). Originally constructed as a jack yard tops’l gaff sloop, Spartan measures 72’ LOA and 50’ LWL. She has a 14’ 7” beam and a draft of 9’ 9”, displacing about 74,000 pounds. She carries 35,500 pounds of lead ballast.
Spellbound - Edmund A. Cutts, friend and disciple of L.Francis Herreshoff, designed and built SPELLBOUND for Abe Oberlin of New York City. Cutts. - LOA: 47’0″ / 14.32m - LOD: 44’0″ / 13.41m - LWL: 37'0" / 11.27m - Beam 10’10” / 3.07m - Draft 3’9” / 1.18m (centerboard) - Hull Number: - Designer: Edmund A. Cutts - Original Owner: Abe Oberlin, New York, N.Y. - Current Owner: Cuts and Case, Inc - Year Launched: 1970 - Built By: Cutts and Case, Oxford, MD - Hull Material: - Vertically framed, bronze strapped - Gross Displacement: - Sail Number:
Sphinx - Sphinx was built in 1939 as a club boat for the Norddeutscher Regattaverein (NRV) at Abeking & Rasmussen’s. - LOA: 70′ 6″ / 21.48m – LOD: – LWL: 45′ 11″ / 13.74m – Beam: 11′ 9″ / 3.62m – Draft: 8′ 11″ / 2.47m – Sail Area: 1,937 sq ft / 179.95 sq ft – Design Number: – Rig: Sloop – Designer: Henry Rasmussen – Built by: Abeking & Rasmussen – Original Owner: NRV, Philipp Reemtsma – Year Built: 1939 – Boat Location: Flensburg, Germany – Current Name: – Current Owner: Freundeskreis Sphinx, Gorm Iver Gondesen – Sail Number: 12 G 4
Sprig - Designed by Clinton H. Crane in 1930 and built by the Nevis Yacht Yard, City Island, N. Y. for Robert Smith of St. Louis, MO. - Type: 6 mR Class - LOA: 37′ - LWL: 22′ 9″ - Beam: 6′ - Draft: 5′ 6″ - Displacement: 10,000 Lbs. - Designer: Clinton Crane - Year Built: 1930 - Built to: Rule 2 - Builder: Nevis Yacht Yard, City Island, N.Y. - Original Owner: Robert Smith, St. Louis, MO - Current Owner: Greg Stewart and Mike Thomas - Home Port: San Diego, CA - Yacht Club: San Diego Yacht Club - Rig: 1934 updates to the Rule - Sail Area: - Sail Number: US-43
Squaw - Nat Herreshoff designed the 12½ footer in 1914. It has been in continuous production since then, and is nearly universally acclaimed as one of the finest small boats of all time.. - Sail Number: H 40 - Type: Herreshoff 12½ - Squaw Specifications: - LOA: 15’10″ / 4.82mm - LWL: 12’6″ / 3.81m - Beam: 5’10” / 1.77m - Draft: 2’6” / .76mm - Hull Number: 842 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: G. Adams - Current Owner: Robert Bartro - Original Name: Jabberwock - Year Launched: 1/14/1920 - Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company - Hull Material: Wood - Sail Area: 140 sq. ft.
“Stella Polare”, sistership to “Corsaro II” descendant to 1953 “Baccarat” and “Ma Jong” but on a larger scale. Marginally adapted for the RORC rule; with a small amount of tumble home in the top sides, allowing for a more favorable rating. There are small differences between “Corsaro II” and “Stella Polare” although the design is numbered the same. - LOA: 69′ 4″ - LWL: 50′ 0″ - Beam: 16′ 1″ - Draft: 9′ 6″ - Design Number: 1505 - Rig: Yawl - Displacement: 104,960 lbs - Sail Area: 2,735 sq ft - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: - Original Owner: Einar Hansen, Malmo Sweden - Current Owner: Marina Militare - Launched: 1961 - Sail Number:
Stormvogel - Feared by ocean racers throughout the world in the 1960s was a design collaboration between 3 designers. E. G. Van de Stadt drew the hull lines, John Illingworth, the Sailplan, with Laurent Giles, construction details and general oversight. The collaboration was formed because The Van de Stadt Zaandam office, had absolutely no time available to develop the construction plan in great detail. - LOA: 74’6″ / 22.73m * LOD: 74’6″ / 22.73m * LWL: 59’04 / 18.10m * Beam: 16’00 / 4.87m * Draft: 9’06 / 2.92m * Ballast: 29,000 lbs * Displacement: 62,000 lbs * Sail Area: 2,460 sq ft * Design Number: 17 * Hull material: Bruynzeel Plywood * Rig: Yawl * Designer: Collaboration – Hull: Van de Stadt, Construction Plans: Giles, Sailplan: Illingworth * Built by: Lamtico yard, Stellenbosch SA * Year Built: 1961 * Restored By: * Current Name: Stormvogel * Original Owner: Kess Bruynzeel * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Stormy Weather was designed to be an improved version of Dorade. - LOA: 53′ 11″ - LWL: 39′ 9″ - Beam: 12′ 0″ - Draft: 7′ 11″ - Design Number: 27 - Rig: Yawl - Displacement: 44,800 lbs - Sail Area: 1,332 sq ft - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Henry Nevins, City Island N.Y. - Original Owner: Einar Hansen, Malmo Sweden - Current Owner: Christopher Spray - Launched: 1934 - Sail Number:
Summerwind - The Schooner Summer Wind was launched as the Queen Tyi in 1929 from the yard of C.A. Morse (now Lyman-Morse) of Thomaston, Maine. Designed by the John G. Alden Company of Boston, Massachusetts (design no. 412), considered by many to be one of the top design firms of this type of craft, she was built for Arthur Crisp, a Wall Street banker who lost the vessel in the Market Crash of 1929. - Sail Number: 412 - Type: Schooner, Full Keel - Ex, Queen Tyi, Sea Gypsey, Sea Gypsy - LOA: 78’5″ / 23.90m - LWL: 61’9″ / 18.82m - Beam: 18’4″ / 5.59m - Draft: 10’2” / 3.10m - Design Number: 412 - Designer: John G. Alden - Original Owner: Arthur Crisp, New York, NY. - Original Name: Queen Tyi - Current Owner: USNA - Year Launched: 1929 - Built By: C.A. Morse, & Son (now Lyman-Morse) of Thomaston, Maine - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: 179,200 / 81,284 - Sail Area:
Svanevit - Type: 8 Metre - In 1939 consul Walter Edström comissioned Tore Holm to build Svanevit (shipyard in Gamleby, sail No. S 12). Edström, sailed the Svanevit for many years at the south coast of Sweden in the region around Göteborg. During those days the boat was intensively used by the family. – LOA: 48.06′ / 14.65m * LOD: * LWL: 29.52′ / 9,19m * Beam: 8.0′ / 2.44m * Draft: 6.23′ / 1,90m * Displacement: 8,6 tonnes * Ballast: * Sail Area: * Design Number: * Yard Number: * Rig: Sloop * Designer: Tore Holm * Hull: Mahogany on Oak Frames * Built by: Gamleby SE * Year Built: 1939 * Restored By: * Boat Location: * Current Name: * Original Owner: Walter Edström * Current Owner: * Sail Number: S12