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73' Auxiliary Yawl BOLERO

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LOA 73 ft 6in
LWL 51 ft
Beam 15 ft 1 in
Draft 9 ft 6 in
A grand sea boat within the S&S tradition, BOLERO was larger and more lavish than the earlier members of her racing pedigree. Launched in 1949 amidst an era of postwar technological improvement, her innovations included a Monel web frame mast step which distributed the stress over a wide area of the forward structure, a balancing centerboard, a removable forestay, and two pedestal winches amidships. The inclusion of larger accommodations and advanced gear without marring a yacht's beauty, so evident with BOLERO, continues to be a hallmark of S&S design.

53' Auxiliary Cutter SONNY

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LOA 53 ft 6in
LWL 39 ft
Beam 12 ft 6.5 in
Draft 7 ft 7.5 in
Built in 1935 at Jacob’s Shipyard, City Island, NY, Sonny was yet another ocean racer of the lineage that began with six meters and continued through DORADE and STORMY WEATHER. Commissioned by Albert D. Phelps, Sonny follows closely the changes made from DORADE to STORMY WEATHER by maintaining the incremental increases in beam, the narrow beam of Dorade seen by Olin Stephens as its greatest flaw. 53’6” overall, 39’ on the waterline, she carries a beam of 12’ 6½” and draws 7’ 7½”. One major difference seen in SONNY is the rig design; a change to a sloop rig. Being designed to closely fit within the Cruising Club Rule, the mast of this sloop rig reaches 65’10” above the deck, balanced by a displacement of 19 tons.

Another early S&S yacht to stand the test of time, SONNY was refit by Cantiere Navale Dell’Argentario in 2002 and recently brought back across the Atlantic to sail in her home waters. She can currently be seen cruising off Newport, RI.

52' Fast Cruiser DORADE

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LOA 52 ft
LWL 37 ft 3 in
Beam 10 ft 3 in
Draft 7 ft 7 in
Built in 1930 for a total of $28,000, DORADE was originally regarded as something of an anomaly because of her narrow proportions and sharp ends. However, she soon astonished the yachting world with her ability to stand up to any amount of hard driving on all points of sailing. Her string of victories, unequalled by any racing yacht in deep water, began with the 1931 Trans-Atlantic from Newport to Plymouth. DORADE finished in a very sprightly seventeen days, one hour, and fourteen minutes. Subsequent victories ensured the fame of her young designers, and the ideas which they incorporated into this magnificent boat have left a deep imprint on 20th century yacht design.
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