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1973 Sparkman & Stephens 45' Aluminum Sloop

location icon Sausalito, California
Year 1973
Length 45 ft

"INCA" was originally built by Steel Yachts in New Zealand, designed by Sparkman and Stephens.

The current owners have kept meticulous maintenance records, recording every piece of equipment installed and serviced including a catalog of corresponding reference manuals.  

Time aboard is the only way to appreciate the "Fit and Finish" of this lovely yacht.  Words like "brilliant", "exceptional"," complete" &"professional" just don't do it justice. 


Year Built 1973
Category Sail
Length Overall 45 ft
Beam 13'3 ft
Max Draft 7'3 ft
Construction Aluminum
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 45 hp
Cruising Speed 6.5 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1800
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 30 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 40 gal
Displacement 27,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: W 46 Serial#140665-C501
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 45hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Year: 1973
Engine Hours: 1313
Engine Location: Center

INCA is a stunning classic Sparkman and Stephens designed aluminum flush deck yacht. Built by Steel Yachts a premier New Zealand builder.   Every bit of hardware has a high polish, decks are clean and smooth, toe rail, cleats, and cockpit are varnished to professional quality.  

The lifeline gates on port and starboard side make for ease of boarding. 

The cockpit is "T" shaped with the helmsman being forward affording perfect visibility from high side and low.  Guest and crew sit aft of helmsman.  Secondary winches in the cockpit make short handed sails a breeze.  When more crew is available the jib can also be cross sheeted forward of the companionway keeping  tacking out of the cockpit. 

Storage in aft lazerette along with custom MARGAS propane locker.

Furling jib has a secondary UV cover when at berth.  Boat also has a full cover that "tents" over the boom and mainsail cover including side curtains.

 Large forward hatch to forepeak, deck prisms and vents bring in abundant light and air below. 

Brooks and Gatehouse instrument bridge is just forward of the companionway. 

Entering below it's impossible to not be instantly impressed with the beautiful camber of the high gloss varnish deck beams.  With the contrasting gloss white on the bulkheads and underside of the deck INCA meets all yacht standards.

Salon sole is teak and holly high gloss varnished. 

Starboard aft was originally a crew berth and could easily revert back to one, but is now dedicated to storage primarily,  with a "dry ice" cruising bin which provides great extra cold storage for cruising.     Port aft is the NAV quarter berth.

Amidships is the galley to starboard and navigation station to port.  The engine is directly below the companionway ladder with FULL access on all sides. 

Galley sports a beautiful PAUL LUKE stove with oven, ADLER BARBOUR refrigeration and deep stainless steel sink.   Ample storage and counter space.  

Navigation Station is wired to professional quality.   Every system labeled, accessible and identifiable. 

Double leaf salon table with settee seating and pilot berths above.  The pilot berths have individual cubbies and book shelves.   

Forward of the salon is the head to port and clothes locker to starboard.

The forepeak is bright and classic.  More storage than you'd expect.

Chain locker is accessed from the forepeak. 

Bilges are dry and dust free, keel bolts are brilliant and the plumbing sparkles. 






Keel stepped painted aluminum double spreader rigged mast with 1 x 19 SS  - adjustable babystay and Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. 

1997 : Complete rebuild of original mast with new halyard sheaves, Harken spinnaker track and Antal main track.  All new standing rigging.  All new Harken and Nicro blocks and running rigging.  Also installed all new custom SS harlyard exits.  Installed hydraulic main outhaul, vang and backstay (NAVTEC).

Navtec ridged boom vang

Harken roller furling jib system

Harken mainsheet traveler

Custom Sparcraft dual tapered carbon fiber spinnaker pole (only 14 lbs)(Never used)

Barlow winches  -  Total 10

2 -  #32's  in the cockpit

1 -  #26 on the cabin top aft

2 -  #36's on the cabin top mid

4 - #28's on the cabin top by the mast

1 - #24 on the cabin top aft of the mast 






DOYLE Vectran Stratis   with  Dutchman and two reefs new  2011

DOYLE  110% Genoa - 2011

105%  Dacron staysail in excellent condition with Wichard adjuster and spyder




2 burner propane stove with oven by Paul Luke

Propane locker located in aft lazerrette - MARGAS Custom locker

DC power compressor and AC/DC refrigerator




ICOM  M 80  -  VHF


BROOKS & GATEHOUSE - depth sounder

BROOKS & GATEHOUSE - wind speed / wind direction, knotmeter




Many, many extras and spares

Mooring lines and fenders

USCG safety equipment

Secondary UV cover for furling jib

Full boat cover

Custom Boarding/Swim ladder

Lee cloths for all berths

Full length emergency tiller

Life raft storage bin - flush in cockpit - forward of the helm.

All maintenance records and manuals are available.



All dive gear

Art (Including photos and half model)


2 Barlow ratcheting winch handle



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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