38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956


38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 FIDELIO 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 FIDELIO Under Spinnaker 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Port Tack Reach 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Port Tack Reach 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Starboard Tack Reach 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Running Along Maine's Classic Coastline 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Running With All Her Canvas 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Gleaming At The Dock 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Spacious Cockpit For Lounging And Sail Handling 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Fantail Deck 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Handmade Steering Wheel & Cockpit Cushions 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 New Deck Hardware & Winches 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Classic Handmade Deck Hardware 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Classic Handmade Deck Hardware 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Foredeck & Classic Dorades 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Foredeck & Classic Dorades 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Large Saloon & Wood Burning Stove 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Large Saloon & Folding Table Looking Aft 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Antique Gimbaled Stove 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Galley & Custom Sink Cutting Board 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Chill Box & Navigation Station 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Forward Berths 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Head 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 Wood Burning Stove

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38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956 FIDELIO


Want to go classic sailing? FIDELIO is the boat for you. A "turn key" yacht, she has received the best of care from Rockport Marine, Narragansett Shipwrights and LMI. Her sail and equipment inventory are huge and her race record proves her performance. If you want to compete on the Classic Circuit or just go cruising you could not fins a better boat than this beautiful sistership to the three time Newport-Bermuda Race Winner Finisterre. The owner is retiring from racing and has reduced the price to attract a buyer this spring.

She is in the water and ready to go for the 2018 Season. If you move fast, you can still make the Camden Classic and Eggemoggin Reach Regattas.




MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 38' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl 1956. This yacht for sale is located in Newport, Rhode Island and priced at $174,900. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!



Sparkman & Stephens



Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



11' 3"

Engine Details:

Yanmar 3JH5E

Engine 1:

2011 500.00 HRS 39.00 HP

Engine 2:

2011 500.00 HRS 39.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

30 GAL

Water Capacity:

45 GAL


Aft cockpit with wheel forward so helmsman is sitting in same spot as if he was using a tiller which allows crew room to operate winches. Center line companionway leads down steps over engine access to traditional main cabin with galley sink and original gimbal, stove converted to LPG to port and refrigerator/navigation desk to starboard. Settee berths port and starboard in main salon that side out when in use. Upper berth to port and starboard upper converted to shelving. Center line gimbal table over centerboard box. Centerboard cable comes up through stainless grab post and across overhead to winch on aft side of cabin house. Soapstone stove at forward end of main salon with polished stainless chimney to deck fitting for Charlie Noble. The head is just forward to port with original sink and pump, updated Wilcox head and plenty of storage. Hanging locker opposite head and comfortable V berths forward. Finish is white bulkheads and overhead with bright finished mahogany trim including battens on underside of white deck beams. Cabin sole is teak and holly with matte finish. All finishes are in excellent condition.

Beautifully constructed by Mattiessen and Paulsen to a Sparkman and Stephens design, FIDELIO has a double planked mahogany hull bronze fastened onto white oak, steam bent frames. keelson, stem and horn timber are also white oak as are the floor timbers except in the way of the bronze centerboard trunk where they are bronze castings. Fiberglass covered plywood deck and cabin top with spruce deck beams. The cabin house, toe rail, cockpit coaming and hand rails are bright finished mahogany. The deck and cabin top are off white, the hull is white with a blue boot top and green bottom. All finishes are in perfect condition. [HM1] 


Keelson and 8 lower planks replaced

Fame ends replaced from engine beds forward to V berth area with laminated white oak scarfed onto upper frame with 16:1 taper

Entire boat refastened

Deck painted by Hinckley in 2017

Hull painted by Hinckley 2017

Varnish in excellent condition and coated in 2017

Racing bottom painted in 2017


Yanmar 3JH5E 39 hp (2011) 500 hrs

New engine beds and pan

Max Prop New 2011

5 Gal Hot water heater

12 V Sea Frost Refrigeration

Racor filter

Computer charging system for batteries

New engine controls in cockpit

Pressure water system

Salt water wash down system

Electric bilge pump

BEP Panel 2010 12v/110v

2 group 31 Life Line House Bank

1 AGM Start battery

30 Amp shore power cord

True Charge 20 Amp battery charger

110 outlets

Garmin 4208 Radar/XM

Icom 504 VHF

Pioneer Stereo

B&G H3000 Sailing Instruments

B&G H 3000 Auto pilot

USB port at nav desk

Bright finished, hollow sitka spruce spars with stainless 1 x 19 wire rigging. Both in excellent condition.

Adjustable Backstay- wire (classic racing) spectra (PHRF)

Harken roller furler

2-#28 Barient Self tailing primaries winches in cockpit

2-#28 Barient Secondary winches in cockpit

2-Harken 35 self-tailing main sheet winches

1-#6 Lewmar winch on mizzen mast

2-#35 Harken self-tailing winches on main mast

Reaching Strut

Spin Pole, wood

Complete set of running rigging with spares

Bamboo shroud rollers

Jib sheet tracks on toe rail

#3 jib track alongside cabin house at shrouds (2017)

North Sails 2015

Radian Main

Radian Mizzen

Radian 160%

Radian 155%

Radian 110%




North Sails 2013

Radian 160%

Mizzen Staysail Reacher

Genoa Staysail w/ furler


North Sails 2011

Crosscut Main

Crosscut Mizzen

Crosscut Light `150%

Crosscut Med/heavy 150%

Crosscut Blade

Crosscut Jib Top

Crosscut Downwind 150%


North Sails 2010

Radian Maine

Radian Mizzen

Radian 160%



Mizzen Staysail VMG




Bohndell Main

Bohndell Mizzen

Cruising Spin with snuffer

Original Sails

Pram dinghy (original) with chocks on cabin top

Boat hook 8’ with chocks on cabin top

Mahogany steering wheel

Stainless steell wheel for racing

Cockpit awning with side flaps for sun shield

Full dodger across aft end of cabin house

Small companionway dodger for racing

Cockpit cushions

Canvas covers for wheel and binnacle

Canvas covers for mid and forward deck hatches that allow hatch to open

Canvas covers for 4 dorade vent boxes.

Dock Lines

4 Inflatable Fenders

2 Fender Boards (original)

Spare Halyards

Spare Sheets

Double life lines (upper plastic cover wire, lower spectra)

Emergency Tiller

Life Sling

8 Inflatable life jackets/ harness


3 Fire Extinguishers

Manual Gusher bilge pump

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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