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1947 NEVINS / SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 47′ S&S Sloop
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens for Arthur Islen as a comfortable day sailer with a deep cockpit , COURAGEOUS has proved herself fast in Classics Racing. Built by Henry B. Nevins in 1947 of double planked mahogany on oak frames and keelson with bronze fastenings, she has all her original hardware and looks today exactly as she did at launching. A perfect time capsule ready for her next caretaker. Each of her three owners to date has endeavored to keep her original. With moderate freeboard and clean lines, she performs well under sail while her comfortable cockpit with a removable table makes non sailors feel secure underway and provides old salts a place to lean back and gam at the end of the day.
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Mahogany over cedar double planking above the turn of the bilge, single plank mahogany below. White oak frames and keelson. Canvas covered, plywood deck with spruce deck beams. Mahogany cabin house, hatches and cockpit coaming. External lead ballast. The hull is painted black with beige deck. In 1960 a 20', bronze, I beam construction was installed under the mast step. A more extensive version of what Rod Stephens installed on his NY32 MUSTANG. 1993 boat was refastened.
The main salon has settee berths on either side with upper pilot berth to starboard and bookshelf to port. There are eight opening ports in the cabin house sides and a butterfly hatch with screens overhead. Lockers and cabin heater stove forward to starboard and enclosed head opposite. The galley is forward of the head with stove to port and icebox and counter to starboard and opening hatch overhead. Large V berth in forepeak with large hatch overhead.
Engine & Mechanical Equipment
The original Gray marine engine was replaced with a Westerbeke 4-108. (approx. 3,000 hrs) Double blade fixed prop in aperture.
VHF Radio: Handheld
Depth sounder: Standard
Compass: Wilfrid White 6” card in binnacle
Knotmeter: Ken Speed analog
Fenders and dock lines
Soapstone cabin heater stove
3 burner Heritage propane stove with oven
Anchor and rode
Sails & Rigging
Hollow, spruce mast and boom and spinnaker
1 x 19 standing rigging.
Original Nevins winches for main sheet, mast and foredeck
Working Jib 2017
Removable cockpit table