15m 1973 – S&S Palmer Johnson 48

  • Price to be agreed between the parties

Title: S&S Palmer Johnson 48’ sloop/cutter “Splash”
Year: 1973
Boatyard: Sangermani, Italy
Location: Northern Adriatic Sea
Dimensions: LOA 14.73 m, Beam max 4.15 m, Draft 2,28 m,
Displacement 15.300 kg., Ballast 6.400 kg.
Hull materials: different marvelous woods
Engine/Fuel: Yanmar/diesel
Condition: used
Class: cruising/racing

Hull: oak keelson and floors, ash frames, solid teak planking at bottom and solid mahogany planking at topsides. Laminated silver spruce beams, teak deck. Mahogany interior furnishing.

Rigging: Sloop/cutter with movable innerstay; new 2005 spars white painted; new 2005 7×19 wiring standing rig; Reckmann R3 Genoa roller system; Harken track for fullbattened mainsail; all new 2005 halyards, spectra running backstays;

Sails: Sobstad fullbattened mainsail,
– Sobstad furling Genoa,
– Hood staysail,
– Hood stormjib and trysail,

Machineries: 1989 Yanmar diesel engine 75 HP, 3 blades Max-Prop propeller, 300 litres fuel (66 gall) in 4 stainless steel tanks.
Electrical: totally rebuilt on 1990, Mase generator with MTU 3kW engine.
Plumbing: totally rebuilt 2003, s.s. freshwater tanks of 450 litres.
Electronics: White Star compass on pedestal, B&G Network water/wind nav. electronic instruments incl. analogic repeaters for log/speed, echo sounder, wind speed/360° and close hauled, B&G Network autopilot, Standard Novel GX 2310S VHF, GPS/Navstar Vision Navigation System with Vision 7” colour chart-plotter, etc.

Interior Arrangement: as per following design:
– double berthed V-shaped forecabin
– fore head to port side
– saloon with central folding wings dining table, two long sofas and two upper pilot berths on sides
– chart table to starboard from companionway
– the galley to port side
– aft cabin with two confortable single berths on sides and small private aft head


NOTA BENE: Splash is something special, addressed to a special owner who loves wooden boats primarily and who appreciates to own a world’s masterpiece. Splash joins S&S undying design for any weather condition and Sangermani world leading wooden boats craftsmanship qualities.
Splash is known as the wooden copy of the S&S Swan 48’: the differences are very small particulars on coachroof’s line and interior layout. Moreover she has been always maintained to highest professional level by the boatyard where she is located. True immaculate condition also because she has been sailed only few weeks per year by her only one owner.
As the selling broker I personally think that there are really few boats like this one on the boats’ market. There is no asking price and the owner waits for serious buyer with a right offer on the true value after viewing and testing.

for more information contact
Pino Ferlini

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