|Yacht Name:||Sea Angel|
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Designer:||Sparkman & Stephens|
|Water Tank Capacity:||1502 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||1720 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||178 Gallons|
|Engine Model:||OM 422W|
|Number of Engines:||1|
A strong, beautiful, and classic Sparkman & Stephens sailing yacht, Sea Angel is a unique world cruiser. Sea Angel (Sparkman & Stephens design number 2455), built at Stephens Marine in California, was one of the groundbreaking motorsailer ketches designed in the 1980's. With accommodations for 6 - 8 owners and guests, and 4 - 6 crew, she can handle a large family and many guests with ease.
In 2011, her rig was modernized to employ a carbon fiber "pocket boom". With the hydraulic halyard winch, raising and lowering the main is almost effortless. This improvement allowed for a fully battened mainsail and a reduction of weight aloft, while eliminating the chance of a fouled in-mast mainsail. Moreover, her sailing characteristics were greatly improved by this upgrade in mainsail size and shape.
Sea Angel enjoys constant maintenance by her very knowledgeable owners. New bottom paint in March 2020. She is ready to leave on her next adventure!
Some of her features:
Accommodations aboard "Sea Angel" include 6 staterooms/cabins in total, providing berths for 12. Crew accommodations are forward, with 3 or 4 of the staterooms for owners and guests. Please see layout diagram for specifics.
SALON: There are three large windows to port and to starboard, three ports across the forward section of the house and two opening overhead hatches; combined these give the area a great deal of light and fresh air if desired. The salon is finished in teak paneling with high gloss teak molding and trim. Across the forward part of the salon is a wet bar and storage cabinet for glasses and table linens. The wet bar has a gold plated sink and faucet. On the port side of the salon is a built-in L-shaped settee with new (2017) upholstery. Starboard are two teak cabinets with sliding louvered doors. Aft, near the companionway and within feet of the helm, is a desk for office use or for use of the navigator as a secondary station.
OWNER AND GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: A four-step companionway leads from the centerline aft to the guest and owners’ accommodations below. Here the yacht is finished in an off-white linen textured wall covering. Moldings and door frames are varnished teak, and all hardware is brass. Doors have painted white louvers which are framed with teak moldings.
Moving aft from the salon, you’ll encounter port and starboard identical staterooms, each with two twin-sized berths. Both have built-in teak bureau with marble inlaid top between the berths, a large mirror, teak drawers beneath the berths, and a cedar lined hanging locker. Door handles and other hardware are of solid brass. At the aft end of the both staterooms are ensuite heads with showers. Each head has a Corian sink and countertop,, Vacuflush toilet, and a teak and holly sole.
The Master Stateroom is all the way aft and features a queen sized centerline berth with larger drawers underneath, two cedar line hanging lockers, a wrap-around vanity with chair to starboard and matching wrap-around desk with chair to port. Aft of the desk and vanity on each side are built-in bureaus, each with 4 sizeable drawers. At the very aft end of the master stateroom are ensuite his and her heads with a shared tub/shower in between them. Both heads have Corian sinks and countertops, teak storage cabinets, mirrors, cupboards for linens . There are two large opening overhead hatches here as well as two opening ports on each side. Adjacent to the port hatch is a foldaway ladder with can be used as an emergency escape egress.
FORWARD ACCOMMODATIONS: A curved stairway leads from the forward starboard corner of the main salon to the galley, engine room and crew’s quarters below. The engine room itself is accessed via a door from the aft end of the lower companionway. Forward of the engine room entrance, and to port, is the large and well ventilated galley. The galley boasts extra large refrigeration and freezer capacity, white Corian countertops and extensive storage. Please see Galley section for more information.
Opposite the galley to starboard is a stateroom with an upper and lower berth. Because of this stateroom’s location, the owner uses it sometimes for family/guests and sometimes for crew. Immediately forward of the galley, on the port side, are a Bosch washer and dryer. Adjacent is a crew ladder which leads up to the foredeck. Opposite is a crew dinette with file drawers beneath the seats. Further along the companionway to port is the captain’s cabin with upper and lower berth, additional built-in drawers, a hanging locker, opening port, and 2 deck prisms. Just forward to starboard is the crew head with sink and shower. The shower is a shared with a second head which is located immediately forward. All the way forward to port is another upper and lower bunk crew cabin.
Interior Highlights include:
Sea Angel boasts a large galley. There is an immense amount of storage and the galley is sizable enough and properly equipped for preparing meals for a crowd.
Electrical equipment includes a 24v DC system and 110v/220v AC Side. Navigation electronics are primarily run on dedicated 12v DC system.
Other Electrical equipment:
In 2017, the electronics aboard “Sea Angel” were upgraded. A new Simrad Navigation Suite was installed in the wheelhouse. This includes radar, chart plotter, AIS, go free WIFI, Autopilot, and GPS. The dashboard was redesigned and updated to house this equipment. On the dash is also an alarm system with indicator lights for hatches, portholes, and bilge. Gauges for the main engine and both generators are located here, along with joystick controls for both the bow thruster and for the Hundested variable pitch propeller.
Sea Angel’s large, covered deckhouse has isinglass curtains on three sides (new 2017), a fixed windshield forward and an opening overhead hatch. Around the aft part there is U-shaped seating with 2 tables. An additional custom tabletop stored under the chart drawers can be fitted easily to provide comfortable dining for up to 8 people. There are doors port and starboard to access the side decks.
In 2011, Sea Angel's original stowaway rig was replaced with a more modern arrangement. She now has a standard (and lighter weight) Sparcraft aluminum spar with a Betts carbon fiber pocket boom. This system allows for a fully battened mainsail, vastly improving her sailing characteristics. In addition, it is jam-proof and keeps the weight lower and closer to the center of gravity. The pocket boom will "catch" the mainsail beautifully making reefing or dropping the main easier on the crew. And raising the main is done with hydraulic winches.
OTHER SAILS AND RIGGING DETAILS:
“Sea Angel” boasts an engine room with 5’ 3” headroom and walk-around access to the main engine and all equipment. The main engine is a Mercedes OM 422W diesel with approximately 5,200 hours since rebuild. She has a range (under power alone) of over 2000 nm. Her maximum rpms are about 2700, and the owner cruises her usually at about 1400 rpm.
For maximum safety and seaworthiness, “Sea Angel” has only 2 thru-hulls. Both are located in the engine room and all raw water needs are fed from these.
Sea Angel’s hull is of all electric welded aluminum construction, reportedly 5083-H1116. This designation was seen on a few of the plates. She is built on 57 frames. The framing spacings vary from 16 ¼” to 18 ½” on centerline. The floor frames are 3/8” plates with a 2” flange in the way of the mast step and high load areas. Other floor frames are 5/16” plate. The tank tops are ¼” plate. Her keel plating and garboard plate are ½” plate. The next plate up is 3/8” and then the topsides are 5/16”.