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1947 NEVINS / SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 47′ S&S Sloop

195,000 USD

United States

1947

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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Boat Name

Courageous

Engine Brand

Westerbeke

Brand

NEVINS / SPARKMAN & STEPHENS

Engine Model

4-108

Model

S&S Sloop

Year

1947

Fuel Type

Diesel

Price

USD 195,000

Cruising Speed

N/A

City

Newport

LOA

47' 9"

State

Rhode Island

Beam

10' 0"

Country

United States

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Specifications

Construction

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.  

Arrangement

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.

Equipment

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.

Barient primaries

Original Nevins winches for main sheet, mast and foredeck

Main 2017

Genoa 2017

Working Jib 2017

Older sails

Awning

Cockpit cushions

Removable cockpit table