1960 Sparkman & Stephens Finisterre Yawl Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Bainbridge Island

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Mast Configuration
Two Mast
Single Mast Type
Two-Mast Type
Hull Configuration
Centre Board
Sail Handing and Equipment Comments

Substantial Price reduction reflects this owner's desire to move on to a different stage of life - "Querencia" is without doubt one of the most beautiful sailing boats afloat in the Pacific Northwest today, and is now available at an amazing price.  Don't miss this opportunity to become the next proud owner of a truly spectacular vessel that turns heads wherever she goes.

A stunning example of this legendary design, "Querencia" is a sister-ship to the famed "Finisterre", three-time winner of the Bermuda to Newport race.   From the drafting board of Sparkman & Stephens Design # 1054, "Querencia" was built at the Wing-on-Shing boatyard in Hong Kong in 1960 and underwent an 18 month restoration from the keel up in 2002.  

The 2002 refit was completed by the current owner, a knowledgeable yachtsman, using a hand-picked team of local craftsmen lead by professional shipwright Ed Lamberson and included: new teak decks, toe rails, skylight and cockpit coamings; a new housetop of Yellow Cedar and canvas over Mahogany beams; stripping of the hull to bare wood inside and out; refinishing of the hull; a gold leaf cove stripe; reconfiguration of the existing cabinetry and complementing of the same with new Yellow Cedar countertops and ceilings;  a complete up to date Raymarine electronics system was installed and includes radar, chart plotter, AIS, sonar, Sirius weather, autopilot, EPIRB and VHF;  new sails, sail cover and bimini from Schauttauer Sails, Inc. of Seattle; a 40 horsepower Yanmar diesel engine was installed; custom designed, stained glass panels from Mesolini Glass Studio of Bainbridge Island for the galley and companionway;  leather seat cushions for the main salon;  ultra suede mattress covers;  cabin lights and hardware imported from England.  Her hull is constructed of 1-1/8" teak planks over Yakel frames fastened in bronze with Abitong deadwood. Her floor grid, centerboard, centerboard trunk, and the mast step are bronze.  Spars are Sitka Spruce; new pin rails are teak.

Throughout this extensive refit,  every effort was made to maintain the integrity of "Querencia's" traditional pedigree.  In 2004 she was re-christened and launched in Port Townsend, Washington.

Since her restoration, "Querencia" has been lovingly and meticulously maintained while being regularly sailed; competing in nine Swiftsure regattas and wooden boat festivals.  She has been Best in Show twice at the Victoria B.C. wooden boat festival.

"Querencia" is a sublime blend of form and function, maintained in Bristol condition and a rare gem in today's marketplace.

Contact James King at: 206-718-6361 for more information or to arrange a showing.

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Spars and Rigging Comments


Type Of Boat
Sparkman & Stephens
Finisterre Yawl
LOA (feet)
Deck Material
Hull Material


Bainbridge Island
Contact Number


Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Year
Freshwater Cooling (Internal)
Fuel Type


Boat Survey
Survey Date
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Winter Cover
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Manual Head
Electric Head
Fire Extinguisher
Color of Canvas
Dodger (Forward)
Closure (Vertical)
Bridge Cover
Bimini (after)
Camper Back
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
Water Tanks

Further Comments


The Deck Layout is traditional, simple and effective as befits a racing/cruising yacht.  From forward to aft the deck is arranged as follows:

  • 11" mooring and anchoring cleats to port & starboard;
  • On center-line a Maxwell electric anchor windlass with chain pawl & foot push-button;
  • Deck raw water wash down;
  • Flush deck light prisms port and starboard just forward of the deckhouse;
  • Dorade vents port and starboard on housetop;
  • Opening butterfly skylight on cabin top;
  • Centerboard crank controls to port of main cabin companionway;
  • Handrails port and starboard on house top.
  • 4 custom chrome-plated winches within reach of a self-bailing cockpit;
  • A 25" diameter ships wheel installed in a new console with new engine controls;
  • Aft of the cockpit, a mizzen mast, just forward of hinged lazarette access hatch;
  • A high wood coaming encircles the cockpit and the main deck is encircled with double lifelines and 29" high pulpit;
  • A removable access plate reveals a powerful manually controlled bilge pump;
  • Under the cockpit floor, the engine and full tanks are accessible from raising cockpit side lockers and a removable panel the the Navigator's station below;
  • There is a dodger, bimini and full winter boat cover;
  • New cushions were installed on the cockpit seats in 2004.

Below Decks from forward to aft:

  • A chain, rope and gear stowage locker with access from the forward stateroom;
  • The forward stateroom consists of two single berths with gear and clothes stowage lockers throughout;
  • Starboard aft of the stateroom is a three drawer bureau and a clothes hanging locker;
  • Port aft of the stateroom is an electric head with an Electro-san treatment system; hand shower; sink and lockers;
  • Centerline, between the custom leather settees is the mainmast, aft of which is drop-leaf gimbaled dining table with wine storage;
  • Centerboard control tube is attached to the table;
  • Port and starboard in the main salon are lockers, shelves and settees.
  • Aft of the starboard settee is the navigator's station with a drop leaf table;
  • Port, aft of the settee is the galley with a Force 10 3 burner propane stove, Sea-Freeze refrigerator/freezer; stainless steel sink; shelving lockers and drawers;
  • Access to the deck is by a hand carved companionway ladder over the drainboard with panel below that for access to forward part of engine;
  • Both the companionway doors and locker doors feature custom glass panels;
  • Potable water tanks are located beneath port and starboard settees in the main salon.


  • Hull Material: 1 1/8" Teak, wedge seam above waterline, caulked and payed below the waterline; Abitong deadwood;
  • Frames: Yakel 1 3/4" x 1 3/8" frames spaced 10 1/2" to 11 3/8" dependent on location;
  • Yellow Cedar ceiling against the hull;
  • Fastenings: Bronze screws, No. 12 x 2 1/2" with teak plugged heads;
  • Floors: 1 3/4" to 2" spaced with frames and cast bronze floors tying frames to floors;
  • Rudder: copper wrapped wood, integral with keel;
  • Pintles & Gudgeons: Bronze;
  • Centerboard: 3/4" Bronze;
  • Centerboard Pin: Bronze 1 1/8" (replaced 2004);
  • Deck beams, headers, carlins all approx. 1 1/8" x 1 1/8", refurbished or renewed in 2004;
  • Stem & Horn Timbers: approximately 6", depths to suit;
  • Deck Material: New in 2004; 1 1/8" Teak, laid, caulked and payed
  • House Sides and Joiner Work: Teak, new house ends in 2004 and refurbished sides.


  • Port Orford Cedar hollow main mast and solid mizzen, totally refurbished in 2004 with new tracks and top action Merman hoisting winches;
  • New standing rigging in 2002 with bronze turnbuckles;
  • New 2004 Spruce spreaders on both masts with spreader lights;
  • Hollow Spruce main boom with 7/8" track in grooved boom for roller reefing;
  • Endless work gear at mast, crank outhaul at tack;
  • Sitka Spruce mizzen boom with 3/4" track and standard slab reefing;
  • Stainless steel 1 x 19 wire rigging with 5/8" turnbuckles;
  • Integral headstay with Schaefer 2100 roller furling system;
  • Spinnaker pole with refurbished Merriman end fittings;
  • Chainplates, fastenings, turnbuckle pins and any flex fittings refurbished in 2004;
  • Running rigging all replaced in 2015;
  • Winches: 2 Barient 28's; 2 Barient 25's; 2 Barient 22's;
  • Shattauer sails and covers;
  • Main, jib #1, jib #2, mizzen, mizzen staysail, asymmetrical spinnaker;
  • Full boat cover by Craig Downey, Virginia Point.


  • Main Engine: 2003 Yanmar 3 cylinder 40 HP with reduction;
  • Engine Cooling: Fresh water throughout;
  • Engine Exhaust: Aqualift muffler;
  • Fuel: 40 gallons diesel with fill plate in cockpit sole;
  • Shaft: 1 1/4" stainless steel;
  • Propellor: Maxprop 20" x 18" feathering;
  • Steering: 26" vintage wood wheel in Teak binnacle with engine controls;
  • 5/16" steering cables, 7 x 7 stainless steel wire replaced in 2004;
  • Auto pilot below port cockpit seat directly connected to quadrant;


  • 12 volt DC system driven by main engine alternator;
  • 110 volt shore power system with Outback inverter;
  • Electrical panel with breakers located at nav. station;
  • Three Gel batteries; one dedicated starting & two house;

ELECTRONICS: (All Raymarine)

  • E Series, E120 Chart Plotter at nav station;
  • AIS - A15250 Receiver;
  • Sirius Weather SR-100;
  • ST6001 Smartpilot Autohelm;
  • Ray 53 VHF;
  • 2 kw Radome EO 2013;
  • Digital sounder module DSM300;
  • Tridata at nav. station;
  • Raystar 120 GPS receiver;
  • ST-60 knotmeter, wind indicator, depth sounder;
  • ST 600 Smartpilot remote control;


  • Switlik 4 person liferaft;
  • Two life rings on lifelines;
  • Hand-operated bilge pump in cockpit;
  • Two electric 800 GPM automatic pumps with high water alarm;
  • Xintex Carbon monoxide alarm;
  • Water Witch high water sensor model 23-12;
  • Universal smoke and fire alarm;
  • Emergency tiller;
  • Bilge pump light visible from helm.


  • Force 10 3 burner propane stove with oven and shut-off controls;
  • Webasto heating with Torrid marine water heater/boiler;
  • Seafreeze refrigerator/freezer;
  • Pressure hot and cold water system;
  • Pressure galley pump;
  • Jabsco Electric toilet;
  • Electrosan Type 1 MSD;
  • Hand shower;
  • BBQ


  • Maxwell Vertical electric anchor windlass;
  • Lewmar CQR 35# anchor with 50' feet chain, 300' 5/8" nylon;
  • Danforth 35# anchor.


  • Last hauled September 2015 in Port Townsend;
  • A Paul Luke bulkhead mounted solid fuel, chrome plated bronze and Soapstone fireplace in main salon;
  • Galvanic isolator;
  • PSS dripless shaft gland;
  • Spare winches;
  • Antique Mahogany ship's wheel with inlaid bronze binnacle;
  • Custom chrome-plated bronze turtle over companionway;
  • Full flow bronze ball valves;
  • Jabsco raw water deck wash down;
  • Custom leather settees in main salon;
  • S&S gimbaled table in main salon with bottle storage;
  • Weems & Plath chrome plated ship's clock with bell; gimbaled vase and barometer/thermometer.

This Boat has been Sold