Sparkman & Stephens 52'
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Sparkman & Stephens
Designed exclusively for world cruising by Sparkman and Stephens in 1958,
Finesse exemplifies yachting of a bygone era. Although technically a
motorsailer, her powerful ketch rig drives her along at a respectable clip in a
gentle breeze. When the wind has gone, her sturdy and dependable diesel
engine propels her quietly to your next destination. Finesse provides you with
the romance of sailing, the dependability and safety of a motor yacht, and the
self-sufficiency of a small ship, allowing you to cruise as far as your imagination
can take you.
Unlike modern boats, Finesse provides you with a spacious layout, surrounded by the warmth of varnished wood and solid teak decks. There is ample room for sunbathing on deck or relaxing in the semi-enclosed pilot house where you can take a turn at the helm, or try your skills at navigation. The light and spacious raised main salon provides a comfortable place for relaxing and dining as you watch the scenery go by through large roll down windows.
Cruising aboard Finesse, you can enjoy many of the luxuries found at home, while at sea. Hot fresh water showers, air-conditioning, and ice for your drinks, just to name a few. As the sunset signals, the end of another fine day of cruising you can enjoy frozen cocktails and fresh appetizers while your gourmet meal is being prepared.
Designed and built: 1958
Fresh Water: 400 gallons
Hull Construction: Mahogany over oak frame
Cruising range, engine only: 1300 NMI
Dimensions: LOA 52′, Beam 14′, Draft 4’3″ centerboard up; 8′ centerboard down
Cruising speed: 8 Knots
Electronics: Radar, Auto pilot, LoranC, GPS, SSB, VHF, EPRIB, Television, AM/FM Cassette Stereo
Main Engine: 160 HP Detroit Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 600 gallons
Auxiliary Generating Plant: 7.5 KW