BOAT ID: 4796915

Year: 2010
Length: 45 ft.
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Netherlands
Hull Material: Wood

Current Price: $295,000

Contact Information
Name: Sparkman & Stephens Brokerage
Phone: (203) 687-4700

In the mid 1930s the New York Yacht Club commissioned Sparkman & Stephens to design a
new one-design and twenty of the now historic sailing yachts, known as the NY32 class were
built by the boatyard of Henry B. Nevins of City Island, New York – none had been built since,
until permission was given for the building of MASQUERADE as a one-time exception by
Sparkman & Stephens. The result is considered a valued addition to the class and thus hull
number 21 has been assigned – built using a strip planked and epoxy method but with many of
the original fittings she is simply breath taking!
Why call a perfect rendition of a timeless design a masquerade? According to owner and builder
Pieter van der Aa; because the first twenty yachts built to this design were all constructed traditionally, plank on frame, while – though it is a wooden yacht – MASQUERADE is strip
planked and epoxy sheathed; a modern rendition so to speak. The use of these modern
materials cannot be readily discerned from the outside and hence the builder’s subtle
admission of the ruse through her name. Launched in 2010 following a 6 year building period,
this is a truly magnificent wooden yacht. The end result is proof of the time and effort spent –
combined with the builder’s obvious feel for the materials used. Olin Stephens, when asked his
opinion of MASQUERADE, once said: “There isn’t a lot that can stop her under water.” She is
a truly unique yacht.

LOA-Hull: 45 ft.
LOA-Total: 45 ft.
Beam: 10.7 ft.
Length on Deck: 45 ft.
Maximum Draft: 6.83 ft.
Displacement: 24000


Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: 3Jh4
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours:
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 39

Fresh Water Tanks: 212 gallons
Fuel Tanks: 72 gallons
Holding Tanks: 25 gallons

Historical Note

Given the unique status of MASQUERADE it is appropriate to quote from the letter in the
owner’s possession dated 17 April 2012 written by Bruce R. Johnson then President and Chief
“ In the mid-1930s, after winning a design competition from the New York Yacht Club for a
new one-design class the New York Yacht Club commissioned Sparkman & Stephens to design and build twenty of the now historic sailing yachts, known as the NY32 class (32 represents her
waterline length of 32’). 20 original boats were built by the boatyard of Henry B. Nevins of City
Island, New York, numbers 1-20 and each individually designated on their sail plans. None had
been built since, until Pieter van der Aa of The Netherlands as a one-time exception was
allowed to do so by Sparkman & Stephens. The result is considered a valued addition to the
class and as such the boat has been granted acceptance by the class and thus hull number 21
has been assigned.
As the designers of the original historic NY32-class built during the mid-1930s we herewith
declare that the sailing yacht named Masquerade built by Pieter van der Aa and known in the
Ship’s register at the Netherlands with registration number 22565 Z 2009 is hull number 21 of
the NY32 class. It is our professional opinion as the designers that the foresaid sailing yacht
has been built strictly in conformance to the original hull, keel, rudder, deck and rig geometry
and in so much as possible using the original materials. As such she qualifies as an individual
replica of the historic original”


– Red cedar strip planking epoxy sheathed inside and out
– White oak backbone transom and deck beams
– Alaska yellow cedar deck
– Teak superstructure and deck house
– Mahogany interior joinery
– Yellow cedar cabin sole
– Bronze ports

Accomodation & Domestic Equipment

This yacht is furnished in the style of the era in which she was designed; simple and very
functional. There’s no great luxury as she is principally for sailing. It would however be easy to
install modern comforts. The accommodation in summary is 7 berths in 2 main cabins with 6 ft
3 in / 1.95 m headroom under white painted deck head and contrasting brightwork deck
beams. From the deck house sliding hatch companionway steps lead down
– 2 small aft cabins with 1 berth each side
– Galley to port with gimballed 3 burner gas cooker
– Waeco 12 V freezer
– Stainless steel sink and mixer tap
– Stowage lockers outboard and under
– Chart space to stbd with instruments, lockers outboard and pilot bench seat
– Saloon with 2 long side settee berths upholstered in beige with Bordeaux piping
– Head compartment with electric WC
– Fore cabin with 2 x vee berths and stowage under

Rig, Spars, Sails, & Canvas

-Sitka Spruce mast and boom
– Stainless steel standing rigging
– Bronze wheel back stay adjustment

– Dacron main sail and hank on 366 sq ft / 34 sq m genoa by Simon den Boer
– Sail Covers for mainsail and covers for all hatches

Deck Layout and Equipment

From aft
– Bronze fairlead both sides
– Bronze pushpit stanchions and stainless steel sea rails replicas of the NY32 No. 13
– Teak and bronze mooring cleat
– Raised cockpit coamings open aft by lazarette
– Cockpit with laminated and bronze tiller, compass binnacle and engine controls
– 2 x Absolute bronze (replicas of the original) secondary winches on pedestals outboard cockpit
– 2 x Absolute bronze replica primary ST winches on pedestals outboard cockpit
– Trunk cabin with sliding hatch hand rails fore and aft each side and skylight
– Bronze head sail tracks each side
– Bronze chain plate fittings and turnbuckles
– Hatch in trunk cabin forward
– Hatch in main deck and fore hatch
– 1x Absolute bronze (replicas of the original) winch on stbd coach roof
– Bronze pulpit replica of the NY32 No. 13
– Bronze and teak mooring cleat
– Bronze bow furniture incorporating fairleads and base of forestay
– Warps and fenders

Mechanical, Electrical, and Tankage

– Yanmar 3JH4 Diesel 39 HP 2009
– Fixed propeller shaft which eccentrically exits the hull
– Mainly 24 V circuit with a single device at 12 V
– 1x Victron 24 V 16 A and 1x Victron 12V 7A chargers
– 1x Yanmar and 1x Mastervolt dynamos
– 3 x Victron AGM 120 Ah batteries
– Victron 12 V 350W Inverter
– Shore power with earth leakage
– Jabsco water pump
– Stainless steel 285 litre fuel tank
– 1x 850 Litre fresh water laminated tank
– 1x 100 Litre black water tank

Navigation, Communication, and Electronics

– Autonautic compass
– Tacktic log and speed
– Tacktic depth sounder
– Tacktic wind
– Tacktic GPS



– Jabsco electric bilge pump
– Manual bilge pump

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