HISTORY & OWNER’S COMMENTS
Sparkman & Stephens custom design #1330 was designed for Albert B. Boardman in 1958 and built by the Paul E Luke shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine as hull number 54. She was launched in June of 1958 and remains in the same family today. She was designed as a fast racer/cruiser and has excelled in both venues. She is a big-comfortable, well balanced boat, sea kindly and competitive in all breezes. Her racing career started in 1962 with the Newport to Bermuda race and continued through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in club and offshore races winning many trophies and accolades. She came back to Maine in 1982 again to compete in club races and as a favorite in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta Classic Boat series. She competed in the first regatta in 1985 and continued until 2006 when she retired from racing. She has been well maintained by her owner along with modern upgrades by the renowned “Brooklin Boat Yard” of Brooklin Maine. She has been stored inside every year at that location out of the weather.
Double planked mahogany over virginia white cedar bronze screw fastened into 1-½”X 1-⅜” white oak ribs on 10” centers. 2” sawn floors at every frame station with bronze diagonal strapping over the ribs and along the hull. The cedar is back fastened to the oak in a rosette pattern of bronze screws throughout. There is a bronze weldment supporting the mast step which extends into the frames both forward and aft of the mast. The ribs have been sistered with epoxy laminated frames from aft of the mast to the engine beds in 1988. The keel is 10,500 Lbs of poured lead fastened by( 6) 1-½” bronze keel bolts. The rudder is mahogany planked with bronze drift pins and bronze trailing edge.
The rudder is supported on a bronze heel fitting and held with one set of bronze gudgeons and pintles.
The bronze post enters through the oak stern post and bronze port, capped inside with bronze gland.
Steering is manipulated by a wheel chain connected to a wire cable quadrant. There is an emergency tiller facilitated by removing a bronze deck plate
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