1981 Sparkman & Stephens 38

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Class Sails
Category Sloop
Year 1981
Make Sparkman & Stephens
Length 38'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Annapolis, MD
Forward Stateroom
  • Starting forward, there is a V-berth, with each side being 6'5'' by  32'' at the shoulders beneath each berth.
  • There is storage locker forward of the V as well as lots of storage beneath each berth. 
  • There is a center step-up with storage beneath it also. 
  • There are deep fiddled bins the length of each berth running along the hull sides. 
  • there is additional storage under the cabin sole
  • Lighting and ventilation are provided by a large sliding overhead hatch and a pair of reading lights. 
  • The head is located aft of the forward stateroom on port. 
  • As you enter, the head is directly in front of you. There is shelf storage with sliding doors behind and above it along the hull.
  • To the right of that is a counter space and the sink, with a sliding door locker beneath and a large mirror above the counter.
  • Headroom is 6; there are several lights and a dorade vent.
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper manual head
  • Par plastic holding tank
  • Shower wand on height adjustable bar
  • Single lever shower mixer
  • Teak shower grate
  • PAR electric shower sump pump
  • folded fiberglass liner with integral sink
  • Scandvik hot/cold water mixer
  • Large mirror over sink
  •  Directly across from the head are two full-height lockers; the left one being a hanging locker and the right containing pull-out wire baskets for clothing and a fiddled shelf above them.
  • Continuing aft into the saloon on starboard, there is a 65 long straight settee. 
  • There is drawer storage below it and sliding door accessed storage behind it. Above and behind that is a pilot berth with a built-in weatherboard. 
  • There is storage along the hull above the pilot berth.
  • On port the U-shaped settee is 65 long. There is storage below and behind it and three tiers of fiddled shelves behind it running the length of the settee.
  • The forward end has an icebox built in under the seat which could be turned into freezer space if you wanted.
  • The mahogany dinette table has a drop-leaf on the corridor side and slides, both to move the drop leaf to the starboard settee as well as making more room to sit down on the dinette side.
  • The table drops to convert this to a double berth.
  • The saloon area has two fixed lights behind the settees, two overhead and two reading lights and a large overhead hatch.
Navigation Station
  • One step up from the saloon is the nav station and galley. 
  •  The nav is on port and forward facing. The seat is upholstered and has a back rest and storage beneath it.
  • The chart table is nicely sized and will hold a chart book; storage beneath the lid is good. 
  • There are four drawers beneath the table top.
  • Outboard is the 12v panel, tank gauges and a shelf with a flip-up lid covering tube storage for charts. 
  •  There is a fixed light in the hull side, an overhead deck prism, a map light and a regular overhead light. 
  • The galley is U-shaped and at the base of the companionway on starboard. Facing forward is a large icebox, with a drawer beneath it.
  •  Facing the hull is the stove, which is gimballed and has another drawer beneath it.
  • To the right of the stove is a dry bin storage space, followed by the sinks and sink drain surface.
  • There is double-door storage beneath the sink. There are two lockers above the sink; both have wire racks in them, with the left side being a dish rack.
  • Both allow dishes to dry and drain below into the sinks. 
  • Along the hull there are lockers the width of the galley space with sliding doors. 
  •  There is a fixed light in the hull, a prism above and assorted lighting for this space, as well as a 12v. fan for ventilation.
  • Techimpex gimballed two burner LPG stove with oven and pot clamps
  • Marinetics LPG control
  • Double stainless steel sinks with integral drain board
  • Scandvik hot/cold pressure water mixer
  • Salt water foot pump
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • Cupboards above sinks with unique dish racks that drain into the sink
Aft Cabin
  •  Aft on port is a door leading to the aft cabin. As one enters, there is a wet locker on port, behind which is an ample sail locker, with a port opening to the cockpit.
  • On the starboard side of the aft cabin there are two single berths, one high and one low.
  • There is a fiddled bin alongside the hull above the upper berth and a nightstand along the center line with storage beneath it.
  • There is a reading light for each berth and another opening port on this side of the cabin. 
  • Koto wood interior with mahogany accents
  • Koto staving lining all exposed hull sides
  • Ultrasuede Topiary fabric with roping and button trim
  • Varnished teak cabin sole
Water Systems
  • PAR-Max 3 fresh water pump (needs cleaning/replacing- new pump is included)
  • Rule engine room electric bilge pump
  • Rule main bilge pump
  • PAR Hydro Air automatic bilge pump control
  • New high output electric bilge pump and float switch (not installed)
  • Manual bilge pump at helm
  • High capacity manual holding tank pump that can double as an emergency bilge pump
  • VDO water tank gauge at nav
  • With the cross connect on the water tanks, you can close off the windward side to lower heel angle and enhance righting moment.
Hull and Deck
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • 45# CQR anchor
  • 40 of 3/8 HT chain, Schaffer anchor shackles and 450 of New England ¾ three strand rode
  • Fortress FX-85 storm anchor ('10; never used)
  • Topsides Awlgripped Black (14)
  • Custom teak and stainless steel rub strake with an end and mid trim caps (14)
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern push-pit
  • 16 bow cleats (00)
  • 12 stern cleats (00)
  • Drogue attachment plates on stern
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail
  • Double vinyl life lines
  • Lifelines padded around cockpit
  • Custom vacuum bagged 1/2" thick teak deck and cockpit ('00)
  • Bomar hatch ('00)
  • Sliding varnished teak forward hatch with Sunbrella cover ('00)
  • Oversized cockpit drains installed ('00)
  • Varnished teak grab rails with Sunbrella covers (2)
  • Four deck prisms and custom stainless steel trim plates ('00)
  • Fiberglass dorade boxes with stainless steel cowls ('16)
  • Dodger with aft and side grab bars
  • Dodger cover
  • Bimini with sight window
  • Connector
  • Bimini cover
  • Bimini rear and side weather clothes
  • Weather clothes
  • All canvas was built by Yacht Canvas in Annapolis using Sunbrella Black fabric (except connector panel)
Sails and Rigging
  • Selden keel stepped single spreader aluminum mast and boom
  • Adjustable height spinnaker pole car and track on mast
  • Profurl roller furler
  • Dyform 3/8 Stainless steel 1x19 wire standing rigging with Norseman fittings (00)
  • Harken mechanical boom vang
  • Lewmar #8 reefing winches on boom (2)
  • Extra Barient #8 halyard winch on mast
  • Lewmar #25 two-speed chrome spinnaker halyard winch on mast
  • Lewmar #40 two-speed chrome self-tailing halyard winches on mast (2)
  • Anderson #12 single speed chrome self-tailing furler winch
  • Lewmar #48 three-speed chrome primary winches (2)
  • Lewmar #44 two-speed chrome self-tailing secondary winches (2)
  • Custom Genoa tracks mounted inboard for a higher sheeting angle
  • Schaefer chrome double turning blocks on varnished teak pads
  • Lewmar Ocean series mainsheet track and car
  • Lewmar Ocean Series Size 3 mainsheet traveler system with 6:1 ratio
  • Running rigging routinely replaced as needed
  • Spinnaker pole with reaching strut
  • Quantum 8.3 oz. Offshore Cruising main w/3 reefs (new in 2016- never installed; 387 sq. ft.)
  • Inshore main (~ 323 sq. ft.)
  • Little main (~ 77 sq. ft.)
  • 130% Genoa (~ 510 sq. ft.)
  • High aspect jib
  • Scott #3 Jib (~ 340 sq. ft.)
  • #5 Storm jib (~ 71 sq. ft.)
  • Spinnaker
  • SA: 655 sq. ft.
  • I: 47.00
  • J: 14.25
  • P: 41.00
  • E: 15.75
  • Air draft: approx. 53
Engine and Machinery


  • Perkins 4-108 low-line engine S/N 108US9188
  • Fuel consumption is 1 to 1.2 GPH
  • Oversized fresh water pump ('12)
  • Fram fuel/water separator
  • Remote oil filter for cleaner oil changes
  • Borg Warner Marine Velvet Drive transmission with 2:10:1 ratio
  • Shaft Lok propeller lock
  • 30mm stainless steel drive shaft
  • 17 three blade Autoprop feathering propeller
  • Full set of new Autoprop parts for changing bearings
  • Shaft Shark line cutter
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system
  • VDO fuel tank gauges at nav
  • Wargia steering pedestal ('00)
  • Leather-wrapped stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Single lever engine control
  • Sirs Navigation Celestron Major compass with nightlight, dimmer and Sunbrella cover



  • B&G Depth
  • B&G Speed
  • B&G Wind True and Apparent
  • B&G Magnified Apparent Wind Angle
  • Seasearcher depth sounder at nav
  • Centrex 721 autopilot
  • Lo-Kata Watchman radar detector
  • Icom IC-M422 VHF radio with DSC
  • Icom Commander II RAM mike at helm
  • Dell Pentium II laptop w/GPS tracking and Nobeltec charts

Additional Equipment
  • Aries wind steering vane (not currently installed) with all attachments, 4 hardwood vanes, complete rebuild kit and instruction manual. Ariesvane.com still sells them as well as rebuild kits.
  • Para-Tech 18 parachute type sea anchor with instruction video, all fittings and bridle (used once)
  • Lifesling
  • West Marine horseshoe buoys (2)
  • Jack lines
  • Apex 7'6" 4-person hard floor dinghy
  • Johnson 4HP outboard motor
  • Outboard motor pad
  • Winter cover ('01)
  • Winch covers
  • Full sun shade for entire boat ('10)
  • Courtesy flag halyard
  • Flag staff holder and flag
  • Flags
  • Teak cup holder
  • Boat hooks
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders with fender covers (15)
  • Weems & Plath waterproof Nautilus barometer with clinometer (lifetime warranty)
  • Brass thermometer
  • Loads of spares
  • Extensive literature and information binders
  • Complete set of line drawings from Sparkman & Stephens
  • Assorted paper charts and chart books
  • Installation and operation manuals

.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.

Contact Information

Contact: Clay Mathias Annapolis Yacht Sales



Office: 410-970-4137

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Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-108
Engine Year 1981
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1981 Sparkman & Stephens 38

AIOLOS is a true classic blue water thoroughbred. She will turn heads in every anchorage in the way only a Sparkman and Stephens design can. Her hull and deck were built by Finn-Craft of Finland, She was then towed to the boat Builder J-H Johanssen in Krako Finland for installation of her joinery which was completed in 1982. Her flush teak decks have been redone by Hartge Yacht Yard, they were vacuum-bagged installed at a cost of approximately $50,000. No expenses were spared in her annual upkeep. There  is so much to say about this incredible vessel so please do not hesitate to call for more information! 

She has a proven blue water heritage with several trips from the Mediterranean  to the Caribbean.She is docked in Annapolis and is ready for your inspection. Please call the listing broker for information or to setup a private showing today.

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