Sparkman & Stephens NORA

Sail Number:

Type: Yawl

Nora Specifications:

LOA: 40’2″ / 12.24m
LWL: 27’10″ / 8.48m
Beam: 10’11” / 3.32m
Draft: 5’5” / 1.65m
Design Number: 1574
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Current Owner: Alec Brainerd
Year Launched: 1960
Built By: William Healy, Miami, Florida
Hull Material: Philippine Mahogany Strip-Planked Over Laminated Oak Frames on 10″ Centers.
Displacement: 18,000 lbs
Ballast: 6,500 lbs (Outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area: 783 sq ft



One of the earliest Sparkman & Stephens vessels buīlt using the strip-planking method (planks edge-nailed and glued to the adjoining planks.) Also noted framing was typically additionally spaced, because of the additional strength associated with this building technique, but in this case was spaced the same as traditional plank on frame construction.


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