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1985 Stevens/Hylas Custom 47
Destiny is one of only 56 Sparkman & Stephens 47 built by the Queen Long yard in TAIWAN between 1891 and 1986. This blue water cruiser features a roomy center cockpit, cutter rig, fin keel with skeg hung rudder, 3 cabins and two heads.
Brief review of the Stevens 47:
“The Stevens 47 is a fast, three stateroom cruiser designed in 1981 by Rod Stephens of the legendary Sparkman and Stephens firm. The Stevens 47 is arguably the most well respected bluewater, three stateroom sailboat produced and is apparently highly prized on the brokerage market. Her soft motion in a seaway, swift 200 nautical mile per day passages, and luxurious accommodations are unrivaled by yachts of a comparable vintage."
New in 2020-2021:
Ask the broker for complete details of the boat's history.
The Stevens Custom 47 has a reputation as a fast, smooth, and highly capable blue-water cruiser. Her hull is solid fiberglass all the way up to the rail; Airex deck core (no balsa, no wet soft spots). Yard techs replacing the thru-hulls were shocked at how thick the glass was. They had not seen that before on a sailboat… Destiny has already circumnavigated with the previous, original owner. Her living quarters are comfortable and homey with teak throughout. The boat is designed for strength, safety, comfort, and speed. John Kretschmer names the Stevens 47 as one of his highest recommendations as a rare find on the used blue-water cruiser market. There are only a handful left, and are highly regarded as well found and capable.
In early 2020, Destiny experienced a water intrusion event while docked at the marina. Photographs and the report submitted to the insurance company are available upon request. The boat was towed within hours to the closest haulout facility 2 miles away. Cosmetic damage was minimal, electrical & mechanical systems were replaced due to damage. In addition, every through hull fitting and valve was replaced simultaneously.
Destiny is a classic blue-water cruiser with and incredible pedigree. She is equipped with many recent upgrades as a result of this event. The boat needs new canvas bimini and dodger.
This vessel sustained damage from water incursion. Damage has been repaired. Ask broker for details.
Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale.Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time. 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.