S&S 34’s For Sale Around the Globe

Here is a listing of S&S 34’s found to be for sale around the world. See if you can grab a great yacht!!

Stray Bit, hull #41 for sale in Hawaii. Check Hawaii Craig’s list for details under boats, then search sail boats or https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/sparkman-stephens-34-custom/228066

Ciella For Sale. Derek has had to abort his round the world trek and Ciella is now for sale. Details to follow but she is listed under our yacht directory with photos.

Sulphur for sale in Perth – Sulphur is an S&S34 with a great pedigree. Details at https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/sparkman-stephens-34/220813

Mulloka for sale in NSW. https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/sparkman-stephens-34/217099

For Sale in South Australia. https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/sparkman-stephens-34/213033

The S&S Association in the UK has multiple listings of S&S 34’s for sale. Check http://www.sparkmanstephensuk.info/page134.html

Of course you can still get a new S&S 34 built to your specifications! Contact Mike Finn at Cottesloe Yachts. Ring Mike on +61 419 845336.

Happy buying!!



SOLD – Blondie

We have achieved almost everything we set out to with Blondie, being West Australian Offshore Champions 3 years in a row, and winning almost every major ocean race on the West Coast over the years.  For a variety of personal reasons, we feel it is time to give someone else a chance to sail her and hopefully also compete as we have done.  She was really built for cruising more than racing, so is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, good oven, hot water, comfy berths, enclosed head and shower etc. She is one of the few affordable size yachts that can truly be a long distance cruiser as well as race offshore at the very highest levels.

I have a speadsheet (available upon request) showing a build and fitout cost of over AUD$500,000. Even being economical with the fitout, an equivalent standard new boat would be at least $450,000, so the asking price is well under 1/2 price.  All fittings are to the highest standard – the tracks, blocks etc are sized for a 50′ boat.  The sails are highest quality and mostly new or very nearly so.  She is the boat on the “new S&S 34” part of the website, so you can see how she was built – under survey and to Cat 0 spec.

The price when listed with brokers will be AUD$220,000 but for those who contact me direct via the website I will offer a 10% discount. Also I will refund an economy return airfare from anywhere in the world to a successful purchaser.

Click here for her web page and also click the link below for the flyer:


“Mandalay” for sale in Hamburg, Germany

Hanno Frecke is selling his beautifully presented UK model S&S 34, currently in a hall (shed?) in Hamburg, Germany.

Below you will find a sales brochure in German language. Hanno hopes you will understand it easily however, and contact him if you are interested or have any questions: fecke@messemarketing.de

We think it is a rare occasion for somebody who would like to buy a beautiful classic boat for a price of 32.000 Euro.

Please click


to read the sales brochure pdf


Gitano for sale in Hawaii

$29,000 US firm / 40,000 AUS

Email: distancerecord@gmail.com.   Also email to: dieseldoctor2001@yahoo.com as this will reach me at sea during my next yacht delivery jobs S&S 34.

Location: Hawaii. Yacht Delivery to Australia included by current owner ex-youngest solo circumnavigator Bj Caldwell: www. Bjcaldwell. Com  (UK Built sistership of Sir Edward Heath’s Sydney Hobart winner)  Sistership of world record S&S 34’s of Jessica Watson, Jessie Martin, Jon Sanders, David Dicks.  Only production yacht on Earth to accomplish 5 X nonstop solo around the world!  Sailed her solo San Francisco to Hawaii last year.  Built to original S&S 34 specs.

All new standing rigging 2014, all new chainplates 2014, new Aries wind vane, VHF, new LED cabin lights & LED mast-head light, Simrad tiller pilot, Navtek backstay adjuster, two burner stove with oven, 2 X 50 watt solar panels new 2014,14-sails (two mainsails, 4 spinnakers, 8 headsails), 25lb Delta anchor and 100ft chain, Volvo MD2 diesel, Spinlock tiller extension, VHF.  Full listing and video located at: 


Lionheart for sale – Your Chance to Own a Piece of Maritime History!

Lionheart Is For Sale. 

Regrettably and, indeed, very reluctantly we have come to the decision to sell. Lionheart. She is a wonderful sailing vessel but an impending relocation and change of circumstances militate against holding on to her.

Lionheart is the S&S 34 that carried Jesse Martin around the world to become the youngest solo, non-stop, circumnavigator. (Jessica Watson has since overtaken that record – in another S&S 34!)

Yes, the S&S is a very sturdy and sea-kindly vessel. Jesse sailed with us recently. It was a highly nostalgic afternoon for him as he reacquainted himself with the little home he had lived in, all alone, for nine months, all those years ago. We were able to show him his pencilled phone numbers, email addresses and reminders still on the cabin ceiling.

When we bought Lionheart, in 2011, she was in a sad and shabby state. We have spent a lot of time and money restoring her to something of her former glory – a list of the works we have completed can be found below.

She is currently located in Queenscliff, Victoria. We are seeking expressions of interest and will gladly show her to genuine buyers. Please contact me, Patrick Roberts, in the first instance, on mobile: 0438 387 001. email: patrick.roberts@fastmail.fm

Works Completed on Lionheart 

Late 2011:

  • All deck furniture, including stanchions, removed,
  • Star cracking around stanchion bases repaired.
  • Topsides and deck painted
  • Stanchions reinforced with backing plates.
  • All screws/bolt holes Sikaflexed prior to replacement (this resolved water leak issues long associated with the boat)
  • Replaced lifelines.
  • Replaced most running rigging.
  • Installed new porthole Perspex.

February 2012:

  • Marine electrician removed defunct Transat system and associated cabling.
  • Sorted out and tidied up all cabling, removing redundant cables.
  • Installed new Raymarine Ray 55E VHF Radio.
  • Installed new Raymarine ST 60 instruments.

May/June 2015:

  • New s/s standing rigging installed
  • Mast and boom removed, sanded, etch primed and two pack paint.
  • All sheaves removed, serviced and reinstalled.
  • New Evergreen NMEA 183 GPS aerial installed.
  • All navigation lights replaced with new LED.
  • New boom bag and lazy jacks by Bull Sails

September 2015:

  • New 16 kilo Mantus anchor
  • 20 metres new anchor chain
  • 100 metres of 12mm nylon rode.

Click here to go to her web page

SOLD – Lorelei for sale, seriously well equipped and maintained

Lying in Sydney Harbour, Lorelie is for sale. Seriously equipped for ocean sailing and cruising and perfectly set up for single handed sailing. Her builder spared no expense in her fitout and commissioning in Fremantle in 1980. Rolly Tasker said that at the time it was the most expensive rig they had ever done.

Heavy section single spreader mast with Hood furler Inner forestay on Hyfield lever supports staysail and storm jib Tangs for running backstays 4 self tailing Barlow winches 4:1 split main sheet Volvo MD11 engine with PSS shaft seal and 2 blade Gori folding prop Wheel steering Gel coat stripped & 8 month osmosis treatment in 1998 by Ben Lexcen Marine

 In updating Lorelie in the last 5 years, I have stayed true to putting in only the best equipment such as:

Maxwell 1000 vertical capstan anchor winch TMC macerating toilet and 70L holding tank 7.5 oz Blue Peter Main & Jib (spinnaker, staysail, storm jib, yankee all in good condition) Lazy Jacks and Boom Bag Ozefridge 12V eutectic fridge Lowrance chart plotter interfaced to GPS and self steering 2X80 watt Sharp solar panels with 20A regulator 2X80AH Lifeline AGM batteries Completely separate, dual alternator charging system: one for start, one for house. LED Navigation lights Copper wiring replaced with with tinned New Northstar instruments: wind, depth, speed including all new senders and wiring AIS System with separate VHF antenna interfaced to GPS Fleming 301 Wind Vane Autohelm 6000 wheel autopilot Autohelm 1000 linear drive backup autopilot Great Circle 4 man valise life raft 12′ Para Anchor 3 Anchors Bruce, Admiralty, Fortress Full provenance available for Australian registration If you want a great working sailboat for cruising or circumnavigating Lorelie is a must see. $59900. Contact Steve: stevemiddendorf@gmail.com

NOW SOLD – Fully factory refurbished “as new” Sweet Surrender for sale

The S & S 34 -TALL RIG Sweet Surrender has been refurbished from the bottom of the keel to the top of the mast. 

2012-2013 EXTRNALLY – The hull and deck were completely refurbished and painted. The minor osmosis was professionally treated by Swarbricks. New keel bolts and new rudder were fitted. Lewmar custom portholes were installed, new pushpit, new pulpit, new stanchions, new stanchion bases, new standing rigging, new running rigging, new spectra halyards. Mast was refurbished and fitted with new tabernacle with pivot and mast lowering gear. 

2012-2013 INTERNALLY – it was completely stripped and rebuilt with much improved layout. LED cabin lights, solar ventilators, new engine and new electronics fitted. 

Engine: 18 HP Volvo D1-20 Diesel (engine new in 2013. Gearbox new in 2012) 

Click here to link to the yacht’s web page

Click here to link to the yacht’s ad on Ben Lexcen Marine

For further details and/or inspection ring Roko on 0421 510 043

Webmaster note:  This is well worth a look as a lot of very expensive work has been done, the total cost would be considerably less than buying a cheaper boat and professionally restoring it. A lot of the cost of a yacht is in the fit out.

SOLD – Near New S&S 34 for sale at bargain price!

Spirit of Rockingham is currently for sale.  This is the S&S 34 that was custom built for Jamie Dunross who completed a solo circumnavigation of Australia in her.  Over $500,000 was spent building and customising this vessel which is now available for only $130,000. For more details, please click kere

The boat was sold to a Sydney buyer who tragically had a fatal accident 1 week before taking delivery of the boat.

If you are interested please contact Robert McGavin on 0418444747 or rob@apexassetgroup.com.au

SOLD: Meltemi

SOLD:   S&S 34 Meltemi.  IRC 0.902 AYF Cat. 2

Equipped for Racing, Cruising or Single handed around the World.

$ 65,000

Contact: Jim Shannon

07 3822 8272 or 0412 072 029

Email: jim@shaneng.com.au