1985 Sparkman & Stephens Canoe Stern Trawler

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Class Power
Category Trawlers
Year 1985
Make Sparkman & Stephens
Length 54'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Annapolis, MD
Galley Equipment

Very Spacious 12/120 Fridge with freezer,  Deep Stainless Sink makes for easy washing of pots and pans.   Propane Oven with Broiler and 4 burners.   Stainless fume hood and fan.  Stainless Steel counter tops for easy upkeep.    Seagull water filtration tap at sink.   


2 1/2 Staterooms with a queen master and a full guest stateroom and another full sized bunk (converts to desk) in the companionway between the staterooms.  Master staterooms has ensuite head with shower.  Guest and extra bunk share another head with shower.

Both showers feature mosaic tile (one of a Cape Cod styling and the other a tropical setting).   

Security sytem includes monitoring the master stateroom hatch, notification if opened.    All opening doors and hatches are similarly monitored.   

Deck & Hull Equipment

Stainless steel boarding ladder is removeable, it is shown in the photo attached to the boat but folded in-board.    Transferring from the dink to the boat is very simple.   This ladder also features a platform that is currently positioned below waterline at about knee height to facilitate swimming from the boat. 

4 Boarding doors total, two on each side with one at the Protuguese bridge and another at the walking deck.    Having them at two heights allows for choosing the best match for the dock you are approaching.   

Washdown hose at the Portuguese Bridge.   

Anchor Windlass can be operated by foot switch on deck or by controls at the helm.

Aft cockpit has capstans on both sides for hauling lines if desired (seldom needed but handy).


Mechanical Equipment

Engine key/start at both helm stations as well as the engine room instrument panel.   Helm stations are electric gauges,  engine room insturment panel has mechanical temperature and pressure as well as tach and hour meter.   

Halon Fire Suppression System.

Engine room is insulated with foam and lead sheeting, then a perforated stainless steel cover over all wall and ceiling surfaces.   

Fuel supply and return manifold with 12v transfer pump allows for selection of tanks (Day, Sole, Berth) and either one or two Racor Filters.  Fuel Polishing possible with the selection of a couple of valves.   The day tank is 140 gallon with a visual site glass, I always take on new fuel in the berth tank and transfer it into the day tank as needed by running it through the Racor.  I have never had a problem with fuel by doing it in this manner.

Yanmar 3 cylinder 8kw Gen Set with 2300 hours.

Brand New Stainless Steel Exhaust System for 3208 (dry risers with water injection on downhill side)

Brand new AGM Bow Thruster Batteries

Brand New Engine start batteries.

Fridge recently serviced with new thermostat, fan and freon charge.

Water maker can be seen in the engine room, believed to be non-operative as it has never been used.   I recall that it may need a new high pressure pump.

Navigation Systems

Furuno Fishfinder, Furuno Radar, Simrad Autopilot, Standard Horizon Chartplotter, extra sounder and gps.  

Total Power
210.0 hp
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Total Power 210hp
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Other
1985 Sparkman & Stephens Canoe Stern Trawler

This US built fiberglass trawler has eye-catching classic lines and is a well-proven long range cruiser.  Currently headed up the Atlantic coast from Annapolis to Cape Cod, contact seller for current location.  Owner offering to assist buyer in delivery to your home port and/or facilitating a training cruise.   She was built for cruising and has been consistently upgraded with self sufficiency in mind.   Propane stove/oven, spacious 120/12 volt refrigerator and extra deep sink make the galley a perfect place for cooking meals.  800+ amp-hour house bank with 2000 watt inverter support 120 volt devices without the generator.  Large portholes and hatches for natural ventilation, or enjoy any one of four Air Conditioners.   Single Caterpillar 3208 Natural (non-turbo) sips only 3 gph at cruise and runs flawlessly, recent new engine mounts and shaft alignment, full keel and protected running gear.   LED Lighting throughout.  Recent varnish on brightwork has teak looking spectacular, and full canvas covers to protect all the exterior teak when desired (the covers would cost $10,000+ alone).   She is a stunner that is ready to turn the key and go on your new adventure.

Only 3 owners, current owner has original construction photos and all the plans/blueprints!      Over 300 hours of recent preventative mainenance and repairs have prepared her for another voyage so you can leave the dock and head out now!   * More photos coming *  PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO (click the thumbnail that appears in the photos above).  Thanks for visiting.

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