1961 Sparkman & Stephens Sportfisherman with Flybridge

  • 43 ft
  • Downeast
  • Lyme, CT, US

Yacht price :

$79,900

Overview

 GREY FOX is a yacht of exceptional pedigree and well-documented history.  She was designed in 1960 by Olin Stephens, built by Thomas A. Knutson, Sr., in Huntington, New York, and launched in April 1961.  Between 1992 and 1994, GREY FOX underwent an extensive refit at Boothbay Region Boatyard to include repowering, drive train replacement, refastening as well as plumbing and wiring upgrades.  In 2005 her bottom was wooded and inspected, and the seams were reefed and re-caulked.  Under her present ownership, she has enjoyed lavish care and has been totally upgraded cosmetically.  Exterior repainted in 2000.  This outstanding design turns heads in every harbor she enters.  She is a proven seakindly hull and is being offered by an owner whose time does not permit further usage.  Must be inspected to be appreciated.  Her builder Thomas Knutson bought Grey Fox back from the original owner and had her for many years until she was sold in the early 90's.  Under his ownership she cruised extensively and reportedly ranged as far as the Caribbean and South America. In 2004 Grey Fox won best large power boat restoration at the Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous.

 

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Sparkman & Stephens
Model:
Sportfisherman with Flybridge
Year:
1961
Category:
Power
Condition:
Used
Location:
Lyme, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
GREY FOX
Boat Type:
Downeast
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
284739
Designer:
Sparkman & Stephens
Flag of Registry:
US

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
43 ft - 13.11 meter
LOA:
-
Beam:
12 ft 9 in - 3.89 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 5 in - 1.04 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
-

Engine

Make:
Model:
Engine(s):
2
Hours:
-
Cruise Speed:
21 MPH
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
-
Max Speed:
28 MPH

Gallery

Descriptions

Construction

Carvel double-planked 1” mahogany planking and cedar inner skin over steam bent and laminated white oak frames.  Frames are 1 ½” x 1 ½” on 11” centers.  Decks are plywood and fir over sawn cambered deck beams with fiberglass finish.  Steering is dual position Edson mechanical with lower and upper stations.  Self-bailing cockpit area with teak overlay.  Entrance cabin door is varnished mahogany.  Bowrail is stainless with SS stanchions and life line.  Bow pulpit is wood and fitted with anchor roller.  Interior sheer and bilge clamps are oak sided 2” x 4”.  Toe rails are varnished teak.  Cabin house is Honduran mahogany with varnish finish on interior. Rub rails are wood with stainless steel guards. Topsides are painted white, bottom is green, and decks are tan with varnished cabin house trim.  Keel runs full length of the vessel.  Stem, stern post and keel are white oak sided 6”. Transom is varnished mahogany.  All hull fastenings are Everdure bronze, 2” #12 flat head.  All underwater thruhull fittings are bronze.  All seacocks connections are double hose clamped with stainless steel clamps.  Shafts are 1 ¾” stainless steel.  Props are 4-blade bronze 24” D x 27” P with cutlass bearings in bronze struts.  Hull is rounded chine with full keep.  Shafts are fitted with line cutters.

Engine

Twin Cummins series 403 Diamond Edition 6 cylinder, 315 HP turbo diesels installed in 1994.  Freshwater cooling.  Transmissions are ZF Padova with 2.04-1 reduction.  Exhaust is rubber through plastic mufflers.  Shaft log stuffing boxes are fitted with adjustable packing glands.  Shifts and throttles are Morse.  Engines are fitted with alarms and fuel filters and trolling motors.  Engines have intake strainers.

Tanks

360 gal. fuel in two Monel tanks.  Feed lines have Racor filters and shut-offs.

Electrical

12V system with 115V shore power.  Panel has circuit breakers as well as vapor tight battery switches. Four 12V deep cycle batteries.  Batteries charged by alternators on engines and guest 40 amp charger. Lightning protection with bonding strips.  Auxiliary power through Mase 7.4 diesel generator.  Raw water cooling.  Exhaust is rubber through water lift muffler.

Accommodations

Interior finish is varnished Honduran mahogany with Formica covered countertops.  Cabin sole is varnished teak.  Cooking is by Shipmate propane stove with oven.  Stove is fitted with S-2 Xintex propane auto control shut off valve.  Propane tanks are secured and vented.  Refrigeration is Sea Frost in ice chest.  Head is Mansfield vacuum flush with 30 gallon plastic holding tank and overboard discharge.

Equipment

2 Rule electric bilge pumps and 1 manual pump, 4 Kidde fire extinguishers, Fire Boy Halon 1301 unit in engine space, PFDs, fenders, docking lines and oil and Marpole discharge cards.  Electric wipers, shore power cord, horns, flares, seacock wood plugs, life ring, first aid kit, spot light, hot and cold water pressure system, hot water heater, bronze bell, Rupp outriggers.  Cockpit awning, transom swim steps, Samsung microwave, flag and staff, rod holders, gin pole and fighting chair.

Electronics & Navigation

2 Danforth compasses, high water alarm, ICOM IC-M45 VHF radio, Jensen stereo, Robert AP-300X auto pilot, Newmar propane control switch, Xintex carbon monoxide detector, engine alarms, Raytheon depth, plotter and radar, Brooks and Gatehouse auto pilot, Lowrance LCX 27 depth finder.

Comments

 GREY FOX is a yacht of exceptional pedigree and well-documented history.  She was designed in 1960 by Olin Stephens, built by Thomas A. Knutson, Sr., in Huntington, New York, and launched in April 1961.  Between 1992 and 1994, GREY FOX underwent an extensive refit at Boothbay Region Boatyard to include repowering, drive train replacement, refastening as well as plumbing and wiring upgrades.  In 2005 her bottom was wooded and inspected, and the seams were reefed and re-caulked.  Under her present ownership, she has enjoyed lavish care and has been totally upgraded cosmetically.  Exterior repainted in 2000.  This outstanding design turns heads in every harbor she enters.  She is a proven seakindly hull and is being offered by an owner whose time does not permit further usage.  Must be inspected to be appreciated.  Her builder Thomas Knutson bought Grey Fox back from the original owner and had her for many years until she was sold in the early 90's.  Under his ownership she cruised extensively and reportedly ranged as far as the Caribbean and South America. In 2004 Grey Fox won best large power boat restoration at the Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous.

  We feel that she can be well recommended, and will be happy to arrange inspections.

Disclaimer

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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