Newport Boat Show 2017
Thursday, September 14th – Sunday, September 17th, 2017 on Bowen’s Wharf
The Sparkman & Stephens team will be at the Newport Wooden Boat Show on Bowen’s Wharf, September 14th through September 18th. Come see us on Bowen’s Wharf at the S&S tent and learn more about our naval architecture, yacht brokerage and yacht charter services. Our brokers and naval architects will be standing by to discuss your next yacht, charter adventure or custom design project.
On display we will have FIDELIO, a Sparkman & Stephens yawl built by Matthiessen & Paulsen and launched in 1956. She recently arrived on the brokerage market fully restored by Rockport Marine and Narragansett Shipwrights and she is in exquisite condition. She is a member of a fine breed of Centerboard racing yachts built to the CCA rule in the 1950s, FIDELIO is a direct descendant of the legendary FINISTERRE – winner of 3 consecutive Newport-Bermuda Races. Unsurprisingly FIDELIO sports a strong personality of her own, winning classic regattas and distance races wherever she sets her eye. With loving care by her last two owners, FIDELIO is as sound as the day she was built and shows like a new boat.
COURAGEOUS, S&S Design No. 642, will be on display alongside FIDELIO. COURAGEOUS was built by Henry B. Nevins of City Island, NY and launched in 1946. With all her original hardware, she is a time capsule ready for her next caretaker. She has only had three to date and they have all endeavored to keep her original. With moderate freeboard and clean lines like the NY32, she is a little narrower and has a deep, comfortalbe cockpit with a removable table.
Join Us For Cocktails!
Saturday, September 16th | 5:00-7:00pm
Sparkman & Stephens Office | 26 Washington Square
Join us for the grand opening of the new Sparkman & Stephens office on Washington Square, just steps from the Newport Boat Show. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the offices of our design headquarters with the S&S team and learn more about the exciting design projects and charter and brokerage activity happening here at S&S. We have some exciting projects to discuss that night, so come kick off your Saturday night here in Newport with us!