Sparkman & Stephens Celebrates 90th Anniversary

October 28, 2019

NEWPORT, RI (October 28, 2019) – Sparkman & Stephens is pleased to announce today marks the 90thanniversary of the formation of the world-renowned naval architecture and yacht brokerage firm On October 28, 1929, Sparkman & Stephens was officially incorporated by the firm’s original members including Drake Sparkman, James Sparkman, Jr., Jason Murray, Rod Stephens, Jr. […]

Donald Tofias of Newport, RI is the Proud New Owner of Sparkman & Stephens

August 15, 2018

NEWPORT, RI (August 15, 2018) – Sparkman & Stephens has announced that Donald Tofias, of Newport, RI, has purchased the iconic yacht design and brokerage firm. Mr. Tofias will assume the role of President of the firm, having purchased 100% of the assets. Donald Tofias is a lifelong sailor and founder of the W-Class Yacht […]

12 Metre ENTERPRISE on the Market, Optimized and in Preparation for 2019 Worlds

July 31, 2018

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens ENTERPRISE was built at Minneford Boat Yard to vie as a defender for the America’s Cup in 1977.   Developed and optimized under the leadership of Lowell North, she sailed as the ‘trial horse’ for FREEDOM in her quest and ultimate success in winning the America’s Cup in 1980. Following […]

Regatta Ready Classics

July 2, 2018

It’s not too late to throw your hat in the ring and compete in the classics circuit this summer! S&S brokers have listings with turn-key racing programs ready for a winning summer season. FIDELIO | 1956 Sparkman & Stephens Yawl Want to go classic sailing? FIDELIO is the boat for you. She has received the best of […]

S&S Refit Projects Preparing for Launch

May 2, 2018

Sparkman & Stephens Designers Have Been Hard at Work This Winter Preparing a Number of Fine Yachts for Their Return to the Water This Spring Spring is here and with it comes the launch dates for projects new and old here in New England. This past week, Sparkman & Stephens was on hand in Thomaston, ME […]

NY32s Racing at NYYC Once Again

February 28, 2018

July 15th – 20th, 2019 It has been nearly 70 years since the Sparkman & Stephens designed New York 32 One Design has raced as a class in a New York Yacht Club event. Originally built as a fleet of 20 by Nevins in City Island, the class spent more than a decade as a […]

Refit Projects Are Underway

January 3, 2018

Sparkman & Stephens Designers are Hard at Work Preparing a Number of Fine Yachts for Their Return Next Spring It has been a busy Fall and Winter for refit and refurbishment projects and there will be a whole crop of boats looking extra beautiful come launch time in the Spring. A recently acquired Baltic 52 (#2544) […]