NEWS

Two Classic S&S Designs Breathing New Life In Holland

May 12, 2017

Over the past few years, Sparkman & Stephens has been assisting in the new build of two classic S&S designs from over half a century ago. AVANTI  (Des. No. 85), one of the stable of classic ocean racers to come off of our boards in the 1930’s, enjoyed a very successful career of racing and […]


DORADE Headed For Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

April 20, 2017

VENTURA, CALIFORNIA (April 20, 2017) — Over the past 86 years, the iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade has sailed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles across open water and won more ocean races than any other yacht in history.  This year marks yet another milestone for the legendary 52-foot yawl, as she and […]


SANTANA Wins Classic Boat Refit Award

April 7, 2017

Santana, S&S Design No. 59, was built by Wilmington Boat Works and launched in 1935. Once referred to by  Humphrey Bogart as the love of his life, Santana was extensively restored to her rightful glory by LMI and  East Passage Boatwright’s and re-launched in May of 2016. Click here to read the full article about […]


New Ownership Takes Helm at Sparkman & Stephens

August 23, 2016

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Sparkman & Stephens (S&S), the naval architecture and brokerage firm founded by Olin Stephens and Drake Sparkman in 1929, announced today that it was acquired by a group of private investors led by Brooke S. Parish and John B. Reuter. The transaction enables S&S to implement expansion strategies in its […]


Sparkman & Stephens Adds Captain Andrea Gaines to Brokerage Team

August 13, 2016

Captain Andrea Gaines brings to Sparkman & Stephens a high level of integrity, a strong work ethic, an unwavering attention to detail, and an enormous energy and passion to accompany her diverse background in the marine industry. She holds a US Coast Guard M100GT license with STCW95 certification and a lifetime of boating experience in […]