Olinka - 1953 64' 10" PLYM Classic Yawl
Newport Beach California $335,000 USD
Newport Beach California
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Classic Sparkman & Stephens Yawl
Olinka, built buy PLYM in Sweden is considered to be the most strongly built of her era. African mahogany fastened with copper rivets to laminated oak on 14" centers. With teak floor timbers bolted with bronze to her frames she remains in excellent structural condition.
Commissioned by a Swedish client who used her for summer 'day-sailing, she was kept in a covered shed (with an opening for her masts). In 1973 she was purchased by a California movie producer and sailed to San Diego. Sparkman & Stephens designed a keel modification with work performed at Driscoll Yacht Yard and she thrived in ocean racing on the west coast from San Diego to San Francisco.
She was 'wooded' in 1973 and her topsides were last painted 18 years ago. Examining her closely last month I was impressed at her condition.
Under the same ownership since 1988, she has been undergoing continual refit work. This history is documented in Wooden Boat Magazine and available through their Forum.
The aluminum spars have remained in the boat since 1988 and a survey in 2019 revealed all rigging was in good condition.
Following a flooding incident last year, her engine was removed and rebuilt. The reinstallation underway as of this writing.
With the integrity of her hull intact and the bilges in immaculate condition, it is time for a new 'steward' to complete the current restoration. The interior needs to be refinished and her teak deck replaced.
Olinka has been loved and enjoyed as a 'family friendly' boat under this ownership for 31 years. She is ready to join and be enjoyed by another family.