Sparkman & Stephens Yankee 50 Steel Ketch

Offered with charter business
  • Boat REF#  ·  147652
  • Length  ·  15.42m
  • Year  ·  1975
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 165hp, Daimler Benz OM346 (1975)
  • Lying  ·  Costa Brava
Boatshed Costa Brava
Boatshed Costa Brava
Paul Griffiths

Extra Details

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Gebr. Schurenstedt
Lying Costa Brava
Fuel capacity 3,690.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 4,998.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 165hp
Engine make and model Daimler Benz OM346 (1975)
Engine Hours engine1= 2451
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade stainless steel (inox)
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 6KVA

Farymann R30 220v/360v 26hp generator fully overhauled 2012.
Oil filled stern gland fully serviced including 10 seals 2012.


Length 15.42m
LWL 12.95m
Beam 4.67m
Draft Min 1.65m
Draft Max 3.20m
Airdraft 18.00m
Displacement 30,000kg
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1975) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1975)


Reefing mainsail Friedrich Beilken - roller boom (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks,
Headsail Friedrich Beilken - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Storm main (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Storm mizzen (unknown year)
Topsail (unknown year)
2 Genoas (unknown year)
7 other sails of various types and size (unknown year)

The rig is unusual and in fact she has 2 foresails, a main sail, mizzen and a topsail.
The masts are designed to be lowered on hinge bolts.
Barrient winches original fit with 2 Solara units in 2007.

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Bitumen finish

Hull - 5mm Corten steel galvanised, 3 layers bitumen epoxy.
Approximately 8 years ago the hull was sandblasted and coated with several layers of epoxy primer.
Full technical specification and owners comments is available on request.


Total # of berths 6
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

Hob has 3 gas burners & 1 electric plate.
Washing machine

4 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Washing Machine

Hob has 3 gas burners & 1 electric plate.
Washing machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

9 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Christian Steen windlass
4 anchors
(2 x CQR, 1 x Fishermans, 1 x Danforth)
100.00m of chain
200.00m of rode
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
20hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (1990)
10hp Johnson outboard 1986
Heavy duty 12m & 6m boathooks

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Raymarine ST8002 Autopilot 2007
JRC Radar 1800

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Shimel 24v unit 3/4 hp doubles as fire fighting and deck wash pump. 1 Engine driven centrifugal pump for emergency use.

Broker's Comments

Built for her original German owner to the highest specification by Sparkman and Stephens the current owner is still only her second owner. She is Spanish coded (Lista 6a) with a cruising range of 2000 miles making her a fantastic ocean crossing small ship with enormous space on her 24mm teak decks. The engineering within both the mechanical components and the construction is typically German and very impressive. Rarely does a Yankee type or anything similar become available on the market and this example really has to be seen to be fully appreciated. The current owner has a wealth of knowledge and would happily meet any serious buyer to go through the boat.
UPDATE: The vessel is now offered as a package with a successful charter business.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sparkman & Stephens Yankee 50 Steel Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul & Steve of Boatshed Costa Brava. Click here for contact details.
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