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Apr 05, 2014
US $7,999.00
Approximately C $9,772.78(including shipping)
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1982
Use: Salt Water Make: SEA SPRITE - 23
Primary Fuel Type: Gas Hull Material: FIBERGLASS #3300 LBS, DISPLACEMENT
For Sale By: Private Seller Keel: #1500 LBS LEAD - 3.0 DRAFT
Length (feet): 22.8 Trailer: Not Included
Beam (feet): 7.3

This beautiful Carl Alberg designed 23' sloop with 3' draft  produced by the C.E. Ryder Company in Bristol Rhode Island in 1982 during the last full year of production is in excellent condition and has been carefully maintained by a succession of four knowledgeable owners since new.  Her rig (mast & boom) were recently upgraded with new tapered aluminum mast and rigging and a new boom with an internal reefing system for flattening, single, and double reefing. This replaces the to original straight mast with it's difficult to tune diamond jumper struts,  and the original boom that incorporated the old fashioned"roll-up-the-sail-on-the boom" type reefing. The old single #6 jib halyard winches were replaecd with a pair of Harken #10 bronze main and jib halyard winches lead to new cleats and Stay-Set X halyards. Beside the adjustable main boom topping lift there is a new flexible "Boomkicker" fixed rod type boomvang.  In chocks on the foredeck is an extendable (to 12')  Forespar whisker pole. 

There are a pair of cockpit mounted Lewmar #14 CCST all chrome self tailing Genoa sheet winches and a 4:1 mainsheet system. Both mainsheet and Genoa sheets are new Stay-Set X.  The deck is fitted with stainless steel bow and stern pulpits connected by full lifelines with gates P/S.  There is Bomar Lexan foredeck hatch, an new stainless steel quick release bow anchor roller for her new
14 lb. Delta Quickset anchor and a new stainless steel deck pipe thru which passes her 150' of 7/16" nylon rode with 20' of G4 galvanized chain. Fore and aft are new Stainless steel docking chocks both P/S. 

Sails include the lightly used 2009 "Mack-Shaw" Mainsail with 2 sets of reef points and the 120% Genoa that is set on a Harken #1 roller furling system. There are 2 Lewmar 8" winch handles one of which is the new Lewmar one-touch / lock-in power-grip type. In the cockpit is a 3" Bulkhead mounted compass. The cockpit contains one lockable locker with access to the cabin and a separate vented locker  for the outboard motor's  gas tank.

Below decks, the cabin has berth for 4 on brand new 3" foam berth cushions, a built-in ice box, and a  s.s. galley sink supplied with fresh water from the boats built-in 20 gallon tank. Mounted between the 'vee' berths is a Grocco Marine Head fit with a "Y" valve system.  The cabin has a varnished teak cabin sole covered with a form fit removable bound carpet. 

The boats power is supplied by a brand new 4HP / 4 Stroke Yamaha long shaft outboard motor that mounts in a well and can be removed and lock on the OBM mounding pad on the stern pulpit.

The hulls original gel-coat is in excellent condition and has just been, prior to launching in February, professionally compounded and waxed.  All mahogany trim, toe rails, deck hand grips, cockpit coamings, companionway trim, and hatch boards were stripped and given 5 coats of Sikkens Gloss Cetol type varnish.  Her bottom has 2 coats of Seahawk Ablative red antifouling paint and her black waterline stripe and gold leaf cove strip were freshly painted this past haulout.

The boat is in her slip at Sebastian River Marina & Boatyard and is ready to sail anywhere.  One of her sister ships sailed from Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay to Cork, Ireland in 1972 so, if you are up to it, get yourself a bible, and you can be on your way before hurricane season sets in.

Note: there is no cradle or trailer with the boat. The yard has a 40 ton Travel Lift and can easily lift the boat onto your trailer or onto a professional boat transporters  rig.  This week I priced out a brand new 4500 lb. capacity tandem wheeled sailboat trailer at $3,500. from a local dealer.

This boat is listed for sale on the Sea Sprite Association's web site as well as on Sailboatlistings.comm    Visit the Sea Sprite Association's website, there is a wealth of information on these stunning little vessels, lots of pictures, and a great forum for questions and answers.

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Item Location:Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Final payment must be made within 10 days of close of auction. Acceptable means of payment include: Cash, wire transfer, and Certified or Bank Check. All checks must clear prior to transfer of titles. NO EXCEPTIONS. Wire transfer would be the preferred method of payment and, next to cash, would be the speediest way of completing the sale.

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