1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 15561
Aft Cabin 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1287598
Galley 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1391684
Fwd CAbin Berths 1 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1391687
Fwd Cabin Berths 2 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1391686
Fwd Cabin Berths 3 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1391685
Aft Deck 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1287599
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Sail Plan 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 147967
On Mooring 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 147972
Port Side 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Original Irving Johnson YANKEE Cruising Ketch 1287592
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63' (19.20m) 1959 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS

Original Irving Johnson YANKEE

For Sale in Essex

Connecticut United States

$190,000 USD

Contact a qualified specialist for more information on ths vessel:
Sparkman & Stephens, LLC - FL logo 131 2365

Contact Broker:

Harry Morgan, CPYB

1323 SE 17th Street

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

United States, 33316

The current owners of the original YANKEE, Sparkman & Stephens Design Number 1278, built for Irving Johnson and his wife Exy, the most famous and successful sailing couple of the last century, have DRAMATICALLY LOWERED THE PRICE and are very interested in finding a new custodian for this famous, well founded vessel

Built of rust resistant Corten steel that has almost twice the tensile strength of regular steel, her varnished sitka spruce laminated spars are stepped in tabernacles and can be lowered to rest on deck while still allowing ample head room in the center cockpit for operating in canals without the need for a crane. Her two 1000 lbs inline center boards give her shallow draft while providing ample stability and improved sailing characteristics at sea. The easily handled ketch rig combined with the twin centerboards allow for good balance under many different sail combinations which makes her very easy to sail offshore in any breeze with a small crew. Roomy below with berths for  8, she is a rugged vessel. As Johnson liked to say, she was designed to climb mountains, cross oceans and survive shipwreck.

 Featured in four National Geographic and numerous sailing articles as well as two books by the Johnson’s, Yankee is part of Yachting history with a large archive at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. Under the Joohnson's command, she sailed extensively in the canals of Europe and the Mediterranean from Spain to Egypt where she made her historic journey up the Nile. She was sailed across the Atlantic to Trinidad in the 70’s and was used there until brought to Newport RI where she was purchased by her current owners in 1998. They have sailed her from Cape Breton Nova Scotia to Bermuda and the Caribbean and made several trips up and down the east coast to Florida and the Bahamas.

Inspected by the US Coast Guard, YANKEE has a current COI for 22 passengers on lakes, bays and sounds, valid until October 2013. She is hauled for the winter where she can be easily inspected.More information at yankeesailing.net .

 

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Vessel Name: YANKEE

Builder: SPARKMAN & STEPHENS

Model: Original Irving Johnson YANKEE

Model Year: 1959

Year Built: 1959

Category: Cruising Ketch

Country: United States

MLS #: 100357

Berths: 4

Heads: 2

Staterooms: 2

Length: 63' (19.20m)

Draft: 8' 6" (2.59m)

Beam: 15' 7" (4.75m)

Cruise Speed: 7 Knots

Max Speed: 8 Knots

Displacement: 70,000 Lbs

Water Capacity: 1,200.00 Gal

Fuel Capacity: 1,000.00 Gal

Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel

Model: 371

Engine Hours: 0

Engine Type: Inboard

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 0

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