43′ Sparkman & Stephens Yawl - ID: 42111


Launched 1957
LOA 42' 7"
Beam 11' 10"
Draft 4' 5"
Displacement 22,035 lbs
9,995 kg

43′ Sparkman & Stephens Yawl


Glory, a Sparkman & Stephens designed yawl, was built in 1957 by Morton and Johnson of New Jersey. Days after launch Glory competed in and won her first race; the Stratford Shoals overnight Columbus Day race. From there, Glory sailed south for a winter of inshore racing and cruising in Florida. The 1958 Newport to Bermuda Race was Glory’s first ocean race. She took first in Class C. This win, alongside Finisterre’s second consecutive win of Class D (and second of three overall wins of the Bermuda Race), showed that these yachts provided a perfect blend of cruising comfort and speed. Glory helped to herald in an appreciation for these hybrid designs.

After success on the East Coast, Glory’s ownership changed and the boat was moved to the West Coast where she competed successfully in Transpac races and local regattas along the California coastline.

In 2012 a significant restoration began at Artisan Boatworks. Two years later, Glory’s hull was rebuilt and a new (2011) engine installed. The full restoration was never finished and Glory was left without an interior or mizzen rig. In 2016 the current owner purchased the boat. A talented shipwright, his intention was to complete the restoration and enjoy Glory as a coastal cruiser. Life and time marched along and today Glory remains unfinished.

Interior drawings by Mark Fitzgerald are offered with the boat, along with original drawings and all inventory purchased in 2016. The owner’s goal is to find the boat a home fitting of its past and pedigree. Please inquire to learn more.

A 2016 insurance survey is available upon request. The boat is in Stocton Springs, ME available for viewing.


Designer: Sparkman & Stephens

Built: 1957

Builder: Morton and Johnson Shipyard, Bay Head NJ

Rebuilt: 2012-2014


Layout: Glory has an open interior with only the toilet and engine installed. A reasonable design for the interior has been done by naval architect Mark Fitzgerald. Glory has a yawl rig and large cockpit.


Hull Composition and Structure:

Plank on Frame

Top Planking: Double planked with cedar inner and mahogany outer planking

Bottom Planking: Mahogany planking 1” single planking, 7 planks up from the keel

Frames: 2”x2” bent laminated white oak – 10” on center

Fasteners: Bronze screws 2.5” #16

Keel & Stem: White Oak

Deck Beams: 2.75” x 1.25” – 10” on center

Decking: Plywood with fiberglass covering

Exterior Trim and Fittings: Varnished mahogany

Ballast: External lead


Propulsion Machinery:

Maine Engine: Volvo D2-55

Fuel Type: Diesel

Rated Horsepower: 55 hp

Age of Unit: 2011 with very few hours

Engine Cooling System: Fresh water with heat exchanger to raw water

Engine Exhaust System: Wet exhaust with water lift muffler

Fuel Piping: Rubber fuel hose and Racor filter

Ventilation: Natural

Shaft Material and Size: Stainless Steel, 1.25” diameter

Stuffing Box: Dripless

Shaft Bearing: Rubber cutlass

Propeller: 4 Blade bronze feather Veriprop, 17” diameter


Steering System:

Type: Wheel in bronze pedestal

Rudder: Wood with heel bearing

Rudder Post: Metal


Tankage and Piping:

Fuel: Stainless steel aft of engine, 36 gallons

Fresh Water: None

Cooking Fuel: None

Waste: None

Through Hull Fittings: Quarter turn ball valves



Rig: Yawl

Main Mast: Aluminum

Main Boom: Wood

Mizzen Mast and Boom: None

Standing Rigging, Type and Material: Stainless steel wire with turnbuckles

Main Support, Step, Partners: Main mast steps on keel

Chain Plates: Bronze flat bar tied on bronze plate and bronze strapping below deck

Running Rigging: Dacron

Winches: Bronze

Sails: None


Electrical System:

DC System Voltage: 12 vdc for engine start and bilge pump only

Storage Batteries, Number and Type: One

Battery Stowage: In tray

DC Wiring: Boat cable

DC Power Distribution System: Disconnect switch

Battery Charging System: Engine alternator

Cathodic Protection: Zinc

Bonding System: None


Ground Tackle:

Bow Anchor: Fisherman

Spare Anchor: Fortress

Windlass: Bronze 12 vdc


Dewatering System:

Automatic Pump: One Johnson



Marine Sanitation Device: Manual pump toilet


2012-2014 Rebuild Summary:

 All new or rebuilt laminated frames
 New backbone timbers
 New bottom planking and fastenings
 New keel bolts
 New interior layout designed
 New major bulkheads installed
 Interior roof stripped of paint and repainted

 New interior solid teak sole
 Chrome stripped from bronze deck hardware, cowl vents, etc..,
 New bronze pulpit
 New bronze stanchions
 Mainmast Awlgripped
 New rigging for main mast
 New Volvo D2-55
 New Vari-prop propeller

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