Meet Tina – The Basics
Tina is a 60ft (17m) Sparkman and Stephens designed steel classic Ketch with expansive sun decks – One of only 12 built!
A little bit of history
Tina’s Sister Ship The Yankee designed by the renowned sailor Irving McClure Johnson, Who Circumnavigated the globe seven times, along with Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens NY, NY.
Sparkman & Stephens is a naval architecture and yacht brokerage firm with offices in Greenwich, Connecticut, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The firm performs design and engineering of new and existing vessels for pleasure, commercial, and military use. Sparkman & Stephens also acts as a yacht and ship brokerage. The firm offers similar design and engineering services for the performance optimization of existing yachts.
Their designs have won most of the major international yacht races such as the America’s Cup, for several decades, including a string of victories in the Fastnet and Sydney to Hobart as well as winning twice the Whitbread Round the World Race by Sayula II in 1974 and Flyer in 1978. S&S has a number of custom yacht design projects as well as being designers for boat builders such as Nautor’s Swan, Grand Banks Yachts, and Morris Yachts. With more than 100 units built, the S&S design #1710 also known as Swan 36 became the most utilized design in the history of Sparkman & Stephens.
During World War II the company was employed to design the hulls for the invaluable DUKW ‘army duck’ and the Ford GPA amphibious jeep. For this Roderick Stephens was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian award.