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1962 Sparkman and Stephens Yawl

$166,992 Listed price: US$125,000 San Francisco (Tiburon), California
Make Sparkman and Stephens
Model Yawl
Year 1962
Condition Used
Price US$125,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Racer/Cruiser
Length 13.72 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location San Francisco (Tiburon), California
LOA 13.72 m
Length at Water Line 9.27 m
Beam 3.35 m
Min. Draft 1.96 m
Engine Make Perkins (1993)
Engine Model 4-108
Fuel Type Diesel
Designer Sparkman & Stephens Inc.
Builder Werf Gusto Shipyard, Holland
Fuel Tanks 1
Fresh Water Tanks 1
Holding Tanks 1


Long overhangs and a pleasing shear line make Soltura unmistakably a classic S&S yawl. In fact her first owner was also the second owner of the famous S&S yawl Dorade, which he purchased  from Olin and Rod in 1936. In 1960, he was in the market for a slightly smaller yawl with the same great sailing characteristics but built of fiberglass. He came to S&S for the design and with their help found Werf Gusto in Holland to build her. Constructed in the early days of fiberglass, the solid fiberglass hull was very conservatively engineered and the thick layup has ensured an extremely seaworthy  boat to this day.

For sale by only the second family to own her, Soltura has been lovingly maintained over the years . Her European construction is evident in the detailed construction and woodwork both on deck and down below. If you are in the market for a classic boat without the maintenance of a wooden hull, she is well worth considering.

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The interior has mahogany woodwork with a teak and holly sole for a very traditional look. Laid out in a conventional manner by Olin and Rod Stephens, it is ideal for both offshore sailing and  coastal cruising.

There is a V berth in the forward cabin with drawers underneath as well as a vanity and hanging locker. aft, to port  is a head. This area can be closed off by a door to make a private, en-suite stateroom.

The main salon has pilot berths to port and starboard with lower er settees in front that putt out to form two more berths. On the center-line is a gimballed mahogany table. The full galley is aft to port with the chart table opposite. The companionway is on the center-line with the engine underneath.

The aft cabin has port and starboard berths with drawers and a vanity in between and a hanging locker. The aft head is on the starboard side and there is a door on the port side to close off this area into a second private cabin with en-suite head. 


Length at Waterline: 31.4
Beam: 11.6
Max Draft: 6.5
Ballast: 9000
Displacement: 26000


Fuel: 96
Fresh Water: 130
Holding: 30


Rugged, solid fiberglass laminate hull. Built in the days before the price of oil forced manufacturers to cut back on the scantlings. Balsa cored fiberglass deck with molded non-skid.

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum Main Mast. Main boom mizzen mast and mizzen boom are wood.


gimballed table
3 Burner propane stove
Hot water heater
Pressure water
Anchor windlass
Auto pilot
VHF radio
Custom dinghy and chocks


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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