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PRIMA DONNA Build 1956 Sparkman & Stephens Nevins 40 Yawl
Offered for only $90,000

 


Yacht Prima Donna for Sale
Built by the famous Henry Nevins yard this keel / centerboard vessel is very well cared for by Rockport Marine and offered for sale at only $ 90,000.
Survey and detailed list is available.
She is one of eleven Sparkman & Stephens Nevins-40 Type Ayawls built by Nevins.
S&S modeled the series after Carlton Mitchells Finisterre, the only three times winner,(1954,56,58)of the Bermuda Race, considered by many as the perfect combination of fast racer and comfortable cruiser.

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General Description
Model:
  • S&S Nevins-40 Centerboard    40 X 113 X 311/79
  • Modeled after Carlton Mitchells Finesterre.
  • (The only boat to win 3 consectutive Bermuda Races)

Built:

  • 1956 Henry Nevins, City Island, NY.
  • 3 Owners: Original, 2nd from 1977-85, present owner from 1986.
  • Refastened:        2013, with new in-between frames.

Hull Construction

  • Carvel Planked Mahogany Topsides, Bottom.
  • Spoon bow with oak stem
  • Transom Stern of Mahogany
  • Frames are steam bent oak
  • Floor timbers and deck beams are are oak
  • Plywood with polyester overlay decks
  • Full keel with lead ballast and internal centerboard of bronze.
  • Superstructure: long low profile trunk caibn with aft cockpit.

 

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Specs
Builder: Henry Nevins
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens

Dimensions
LOA: 40 ft 4 in
Beam: 11 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 11in

Engines
Engine Brand: NANNIDIESEL
Engine Model: N3-30
Cruising Speed: 6.5 knots @ 3400 RPM

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (30 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (15 Gallons)

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  • Deck wash & hose aside windless.
  • 3 anchors: 45lb CQR; 30lb Fortress; 75lb Luke storm anchor
  • 3 rodes: 250 chain; 2 200 nylon
  • Removable anchor roller
  • Additional anchoring equip.

 

  • 2 Propane tanks
  • Cockpit ABI fitting for fresh water hose.
  • Jiffy reefing + separate main track for trysail.
  • 2 auto bilge pumps (low/high) + direct manual from cockpit.

 

  • Garmin Chartplotter 5208 for charts, radar, weather overlap
  • Heart DC/AC Inverter
  • Sails: Cruising main, racing main, storm trysail, cruising 135 jib, racing 145 jib, racing 165 jib code0, storm jib, heavy weather jib, mizzen sail, 3 mizzen staysails, 2 spinnakers (light/heavy).
  • Reef-Rite roller furling with slugs not rope-bolt, for quickdrop.
  • 100 gallons fresh water- 2 50 gal monel tanks under port/stbd berths.
  • Completely rewired in 1998.
  • New standing rigging 1998.
  • Complete off-shore outfitting: PDFs, Jack-lines, safety harnesses with safety gear, 3 searchlights, tri-color light, Switlik 6 man life-raft.
  • Many extra parts, both original & new.
  • Propane cabin heater.

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The current owner, purchased her in 1986.
He has continued the tradition, winning the Marion-Bermuda Race in 1989, and has cruised extensively in her with his family to the Bahamas, Bermuda, and along the New England waters continually. Upgrades, extensive improvements and unusual traditional custom cabinetry has been done continually. The full improvement list is extensive, these are only some of the highlights:
   Muir Windless with 250′ chain.
   Full re-fastening, new frames, & new floor bolts Spring 2013.
   Nanni N3-30 diesel engine, new in 2010
   Auto-Helm Autopilot
   Garmin Chartplotter, with radar & weather overlay cockpit displayed.
   A single double size berth in the forecabin
   Propane cabin heater
   Hot water, and shower with bilge
   FridgoBoat refrigerator/freezer
   Heart DC/AC Inverter
   Solar panel trickle charger.
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