2017 Palmer Johnson Sparkman and Stephens

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Deltaville, VA

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers
Year 2017
Make Palmer Johnson
Length 46'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Aluminum
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Deltaville, VA

Entering from the cockpit with its overhanging doghouse offering weather protection, the companionway steps lead to a raised salon with L seating at a table to starboard and a secure chart table to port. Moving forward, the galley is to starboard.  Fridge, freezer, pantry storage, washing machine and diesel heater are on port, opposite the galley. The head, basin and separate shower are forward of the galley to starboard. The forward cabin with twin v berth is in the bow. The engine is located under the floor in the raised salon.  Moving aft there is a door slightly to port of the companionway that gives access to the aft cabin which has bunks to port and starboard. 

  • Ceran Schott 2 Burner Electric Hob
  • 3 Burner Force 10 Propane Stove with Broiler
  • Candy Aquamatic 1000T Washing Machine
  • Isotherm Top Loading Freezer
  • Isotherm Top Loading Fridge
  • Diesel Heater
  • Raymarine E 90 W Chartplotter @nav station
  • Raymarine Digital Radar
  • Raymarine AIS  650 Class B
  • Raymarine RS 130 GPS
  • Autohelm ST 7000 Autopilot
  • Autohelm Tridata @ helm and nav station
  • Autohelm Wind @ helm
  • Autohelm Depth/Speed/Trip @ helm
  • Autohelm Multi @ nav station
  • Icom Marine VHF IC 506 with AIS @ nav station
  • Icom Ham Radio IC 718 @nav station
  • Icom Automatic Tuner AT 141
  • Pacor III  SCS PTC Controller
  • Alpine CD/USB Stereo
  • Vetus 6 KVA 220v Generator 1000 hours - 145 since rebuild
  • 220v Electrical System
  • 12v + 24 v Electrical Systems
  • LED Lighting
  • Solar Panels  2 x 100 watt
  • Isolation Transformer 220v
  • Pythondrive Flexible Coupling
  • Racor Fuel Filters x 2
  • Brand New 4 Blade SPW 4 Blade Feathering Propeller
  • Perkins  M65 Direct Drive 65 hp  with 400 hours
Sails and Rigging
  • Yawl Rig
  • Mainsail 
  • Mizzensail  
  • Mizzen Staysail
  • Genoa (New)
  • Storm sails
  • New Standing Rigging except main mast rod cap shroud (Inspected) 
  • Anderson 52 ST winches x 2 - cockpit (new)
  • Anderson 58 ST electric winches x 2 - cockpit primary  (new)
  • Anderson 40 ST winch x 1 - coachroof - mainsail  (new)
  • Anderson 18 ST winches x 2 - mizzen  (new)
  • Barient 10 winches x 2 - mizzen  (original)
  • Anderson 52 ST electric winch - sail handling pedestal aft of main mast (new)
  • Barient 22 winches x 2 - mast (original)
  • Barient 26 winches x 2 - mast (original)
Deck Gear and Anchoring
  • Bugel Anchors   2  x 43 KG
  • Chain  70 meters of 10mm 
  • Lofrans Falcon 1500W Anchor Windlass
  • Bow storage locker with watertight bulkhead
  • AB 9.5 ft Aluminum Bottom Inflatable Dinghy
  • Johnson Sea Horse 6 Hp Outboard
  • Ocean Iso 9650-1 4 person Liferaft
  • Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper watermaker (65 litre/hour)
  • Substantial Spares for most equipment

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

Annapolis Yacht Sales Deltaville
Contact the listing brokers:
Jonathan Hutchings (CPYB)

804-436-4484 (cell)
Anne Hutchings (CPYB)

804-436-4701 (cell)
(804) 776 7575 (office)

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Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model M65
Engine Year 2016
Total Power 65hp
Engine Hours 400
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Displacement
2017 Palmer Johnson Sparkman and Stephens



"Arcadia" is the original name given to this Sparkman & Stephens (Bruce McPherson) designed yacht when built by Palmer Johnson as an IOR racing yacht in the early 70's. She was commissioned for the owner of one of America's largest beer brewing companies. "Arcadia" was specified with a shoal draft keel (6') and centerboard to accommodate the first owner's desire to keep the boat at his dock. "Arcadia" raced extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and recorded a third in class finish in the Bermuda race.

"Arcadia" was eventually acquired by the current owner in the Mediterranean. He took her to his home in Germany where over a period of ten years he completely rebuilt her as "go-anywhere" expedition cruiser. The owner is a highly experienced boatbuilder who had previously worked  at famous boatyards such as Abeking & Rasmussen, Emka Werft and Dubbel & Jesse. Prior to owning "Arcadia" he had build a large aluminum ketch in which he did numerous ocean passages. 

 "Arcadia" was relaunched in 2017 and motored through the European canal system to the Mediterranean. Her owners sailed her across the Atlantic through the Caribbean and to the US East Coast in 2018.

Although first launched in 1971, "Arcadia" is effectively a new yacht as the boat was rebuilt from the keel up - a process that is extensively documented in photographs and drawings. Everything in the re-engineering of the boat was done to make her suitable for a couple to sail in safety and comfort. The sheer-line was changed through the welding on of a raised bulwark for safety. The cabin top and doghouse are completely new additions to the boat allowing for a protected cockpit. 

Arcadia is a unique yacht with systems and capacities to allow for extended cruising in remote locations. She is in outstanding "like new" condition and should be considered a "bargain purchase" as a replacement cost would probably be close to one million dollars.

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