Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

Car Details
Boat type Sail
Make Sparkman & Stephens
Model Sloop
Year 1964
Fuel type N/A
Hull material Wood
Seller Note

Overview ‘Josephine’

Beautiful Wooden Yacht

Fantastic opportunity to own some yachting history.

Designed by Sparkman and Stephens and built by Moodys in 1965, Josephine VII was the last of a number of ocean racers built for Mr Cosby Smallpiece, she was built for the One Ton Cup series held in Sweden in 1965. Considered to be the inspiration for the Swan 36 but with a different keel configuration, she was also Moody’s Boat Show exhibit at the 1966 Earls Court Boat Show.

Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
Builder: Moody’s
Year: 1964
Location Brighton
Length on deck: 35’9″
Beam: 9’9″
Draft: 6′
Tonnage(TM): 10TM

‘Josephine’ can be viewed on the Ancasta Sales pontoon in Brighton Marina (50 minutes train/car from Gatwick Airport)

Please contact us on 0044 1273 673 232

Build Construction

Planked in top quality Honduras Mahogany, splined in the top sides. Copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. The heels of many of the timbers were replaced in the recent refit.

Oak backbone with bronze strap floors across the centreline, removed and refastened in the refit.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts. An original bronze shoe is fitted to the lead keel.

Yacht laid teak deck over a marine plywood subdeck. The deck has been painted externally to protect it from the elements.

Varnished toe rail all round with stainless stanchions.

Large self draining cockpit divided across the middle by the main sheet track with a higher sole at the aft end allowing the helmsman to see over the crew. All varnished teak coamings and thwarts.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck and 5 windows per side. Forehatch set in the coachroof deck.