"We chose S&S for this design for the firm's incredible reputation and pedigree and its technical expertise," says Sea Spirit’s founder Dan Fritz. "Their innovative boats have been setting trends and winning races for 80 years. There truly is no substitute for experience."
Located on New York's Fifth Avenue, S&S was established in 1929 to engage in the practice of naval architecture and to conduct the business of yacht brokerage, charter and insurance. S&S remains one of the most enduring and venerated brands in yachting having delivered more than 2,700 commercial, military and pleasure craft designs throughout its storied history. Some of the company's best-known sailing yacht designs include Dorade, Stormy Weather, Finisterre, Running Tide, Bolero and Tenacious.
It has also been heavily involved in the America's Cup, having designed successful defenders Ranger, Columbia, Intrepid, Courageous and Freedom. Notable recent S&S production designs include the Grand Banks 47 and 59, the Morris M36 and M42 and many custom projects such as the recently launched 170 foot cruising ketch. The hallmarks of S&S yachts are seaworthiness, sea kindliness, safety and longevity.
S&S is unique in the yachting industry with its combination of design and brokerage services. The company currently employs 25 designers, brokers and staff, with offices in New York and Fort Lauderdale and Newport, Rhode Island. Additional information about the company can be found at www.sparkmanstephens.com.