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Delta 94 (Sparkman and Stephens)

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Boat REF# 212442
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.50m (31'2")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp, Bukh 10 (1995)
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Sparkman and Stephens
Builder South Hants Engineering and Laird Adams
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Fuel capacity 40.9 ltr (9.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Bukh 10 (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

The owner services the engine himself. I was fitted with a new injector pump in 2012, and the water pump was refurbished in 2013.


LOA 9.50m (31'2")
LWL 6.71m (22'0")
Beam 2.64m (8'8")
Draft Min 1.73m (5'8")
Draft Max 1.73m (5'8")
Displacement 3,540kg (7,805.7lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (2013)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks,
Headsail Flew Sails - Furling (2011)
Other sails No 1 Genoa (unknown year)
No 2 Genoa (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
2nd Main (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

The shrouds are pre 2002, but the stays where replaced in 2013. The rig and mast are removed and checked every year. The rig was checked in 2015 by Paul Carey Yacht Rigging.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Hull deck joint glassed then bonded over. Deck is GRP balsa sandwich. External iron keel attached by 20 keel bolts.


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

Plenty of lockers, with a good standard of workmanship, as one would expect from a yacht of this pedigree. The saloon table is a good size, and the galley is compact and easy to wedge yourself into at sea.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin GPSMap 750 touchscreen - 2013
Raymarine depth - 2013
NASA Navtex.
Stowe trailing log.
Lo-Kata SSB - receiver only.
Icom ICM59 VHF
There is no through hull speed log; the Stowe trailing log provides distance and speed.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Fisherman.)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Avon Redcrest dinghy (2011)
4.5hp outboard, Seagull (1980)
There is also a hard dinghy included in the sale.
There is a winter cover for the cockpit and for the coachroof.

The sprayhood was new in 2012.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

The 4-man Liferaft is in date until May 2015 - see photo.

Broker's Comments

Ok, folks, who wants to own a piece of yachting history? Two names to conjure with for all discerning yachtsmen, “Sparkman and Stephens.” This particular yacht has only had two owners, which must say something about the little ship!

Her lines were defined back in the ‘seventies when all the races were dominated by Sparkman and Stephens, and she has that timeless quality that is the essence of good design; you can tell her breeding a mile off!

Just have a look at the photos – beautiful stern, elegant tumblehome and a delightful sheer. Yachting Monthly wrote in 1980 of the very first Delta 94, “One of the prettiest boats at the 1977 Southampton Boat Show.”

Her present owner says he would (and has) trusted her with his life. No slamming in heavy weather, she is designed to cut through the waves rather than leap over them, and she is of that generation of yachts when “lee rail under” meant she was absolutely tramping along!

She is well maintained, she is well equipped, she is well worth coming to see folks; but be careful - I fell in love with her and so will you!
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Delta 94 (Sparkman and Stephens) has been personally photographed and viewed by i of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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