LOA: 52' (15.8 m)
Builder: LYMAN MORSE BOAT CO.
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Price: 1,175,000 USD
Located in Thomaston, Maine, U.S.
“Fairweather”, a Seguin 52 being offered by Sparkman & Stephens, is priced to sell with a recent reduction in price by a quarter of a million dollars to $1,175,000. This steep price reduction underscores the seller's desire to move the boat. Offers are seriously encouraged.
“Fairweather” is 52-foot semi-custom classic looking sloop with gracious overhangs and a timeless sheer line built by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding of Thomaston, Maine. First launched in 2005, “Fairweather” was built for Ken Sawyer, who was helping develop a new line of Seguins and assisting with the marketing. Two larger models were developed, but have yet to be constructed.
The slippery hull design is complimented by a fin keel and bulb.
In 1980, Sparkman & Stephens teamed up with Lyman-Morse to create the successful Seguin 44 series of which 16 were built. Although a common hull mold was used, each yacht was a unique combination of transoms, deckhouse configurations and interiors based upon individual client requests.
The Seguin 44 was designed to be a great cruising and offshore boat. Several Seguin 44 have circled the globe. The Seguin 44, THISTLE, won her class in the 2003 Marion-Bermuda Race.
Sparkling interior, expansive galley.
The design and construction of the Seguin 52 follows the same philosophy. It is a “go anywhere” designed custom yacht for clients who desire higher standards than those offered by production boat manufactures while taking advantage of the cost saving of common hull molds and other parts.
The styling of the deckhouse on Seguin 52 #1 draws its inspiration from Sparkman & Stephens’ famous design BOLERO built in 1949, a favorite design of the client.
The hull form and appendages draw on S&S's experience in designing fast, seaworthy yachts. The hull features a moderate waterline with long overhangs akin to the classic racing and cruising yachtsonf the mid 20th century.
Small office area and writing desk flanked by hanging lockers.
According to Sparkman & Stephens Naval Architects, "While the boat looks like a true classic above the water, below the water is a different story. Underwater is a modern hull form and appendage package with each characteristic of the desing optimized to maximize speed while providing maximum offshore comfort in a seaway."
The slippery hull form with its fine entry forward is complimented by a fin keel and bulb with a draft of 7'-8" which provides good pointing and speed to windward and the ability to keep off a lee shore. A deep, high-aspect ration, efficient spade rudder provides additional lift to windward and keeps the yacht under control in surfing conditions.
The owner for “Fairweather,” an experienced sailor, wanted a practical arrangement for offshore sailing. The interior is laid out to be spacious, bright and efficient. As you enter the cabin from the companionway stairs there is a day head to starboard and a guest cabin with a large double berth to port.
Large and comfortable salon.
As you progress forward the well-appointed galley is to starboard with plenty of storage and counter space. Across from the galley, forward of the guest stateroom is a wet locker and bench for putting on your foul weather boots.
Extensive wood trim everywhere.
Just forward of this is a forward facing navigation station with all of the navigation instrument nicely placed in front of the navigator. Past the chart table and down two steps into the main salon, there is a large dining table to starboard and a 6 ft 8 inch (2.0 meter) settee to port with end tables at either end.
On the forward bulkhead of the salon is a Luke stove and large bookcase. Outboard on either side of the salon are pilot berths for offshore sailing. Moving forward of the salon and into the owners cabin, there is a small office area and writing desk flanked by hanging lockers outboard to port.
The sleeping area includes a queen-size berth to starboard. The large head with a separate stall shower is forward.