The Sea Sprite 34 is a perfect example of New England boat building at its peak in the 1980's. It was an era of some of the best American boats built - many of which are gracing the bays and oceans of the world as beautifully today as they did when they were first launched. If you love traditional, well-built, beautifully classic vessels, you will love this boat. Our offering is truly special - as you will see.
The Sea Sprite 34 (as well as the 28′ and 30′) was designed by world-class yacht designer Bill Luders and built by the C.E. Ryder Corp., Bristol, Rhode Island. The design goal was a vessel with comfortable accommodations and a safe and stable motion, all in a vessel that could really move. During that era, and with its long water line, cutaway forefoot, and substantial displacement, combined with generous sail area, the Sea Sprite 34 succeeded brilliantly. In 1983, the Sea Sprite 34 finished first in her class in the Marblehead-Halifax race, fourth in the Annapolis-Newport race, second and third in Off-Soundings, and first in the Southern Cross 1-2 race. Sea Sprites of all sizes have also completed numerous circumnavigations.
The Sea Sprite 34 can either accommodate a crew of six for a race to Bermuda or a couple with all the necessary voyaging provisions. But performance is more than winning races, it is the whole package. And above all, it’s feeling comfortable and safe in all conditions. Tarka II's owners love staring back at her long elegant lines every time they leave her.
Tarka II is the cutter rigged Sea Sprite 34 and has been in fresh water since 2004. In 2005, the fore deck area was re-cored and all of the deck hardware was removed. All of the core was eliminated around the holes for the deck hardware and filled with epoxy. This is the way all cored decks should be done, but very few are. Awl-Grip Griptex was sprayed on all of the non-skid areas. There is teak in many areas of the exterior, with some of it sealed and some of it natural, as in the lower rub rails.
Many upgrades have been accomplished to this boat over the recent years and she is ready to go cruising now!
For more information or details, please contact Steve Dake, Director of Sailboat Sales, at (231) 759-8596 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve has been in the marine business for over 40 years. Please use his knowledge and experience to help you find the right boat for your needs.
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Hull color - off white
Decks re-cored ahead of the cabin 2005
Deck hardware removed except cleats for epoxy filling and drilled out, to prevent moisture entry in to the core. 2005
Decks sprayed with Awl-Grip Griptex in non-skid areas 2005
Keel - lead full with rudder attached
Dodger - with awning (boom tent), no bimini
SS Bow Rail
SS Stern Rail
Teak Bowsprit - cetol
Teak Toe Rail - cetol
Teak Rub Rail - natural
Teak Cockpit Table - varnished
Gas Grill - Magma
Cockpit cushions covers replaced with Sunbrella canvas 2006
Winter cover 2005 and still has several more years left
Head type - Jabso - manual
Waste tank 2004 32 gallon
Hot & Cold Pressure Water
Bomar Opening Deck Hatches - 2
Bomar Bronze Opening Ports - 10
Varnished Teak & Holly Sole
Dinette Table - folding & bulkhead mounted
Navigation Station - large, comfortable with a cushioned backrest
Storage & Pantry - ample space
Vee Berth - 6' 6"
Shipmate 2 Burner Stove w/Oven - propane
Sea Mate 12 Volt Refrigeration
Raritan Hot Water - 2004, 6 gallon
Countertops - white laminate trimmed with teak fiddles
New brass lamps (halogen) in cabin 2005
3 Batteries - 2012
Uni-Solar Trickle Charger
Guest Battery Charger
Doyle StackPack mainsail 2002 (cleaned 2007)
150% Genoa (cleaned and repaired 2014)
UK 120% 2004 Roller Furling
Staysail - good condition
Storm sail - good condition
Yankee - serviceable
Lewmar #40 bronze s/t primaries
Barient #21 s/t bronze secondaries
2 Lewmar #8 halyard winch on mast
Schaefer traveler & sailtracks
Self-tacking boom for staysail
Profurl Roller Furling on genoa
* Running rigging replaced 2004 or newer
* All standing rigging were replaced in 1997
Autopilot - 2004 Raymarine ST-4000
Speed, Depth, Wind - 2004 Raymarine ST-60
VHF - 2004 Icom with ram mic
Color Chart Plotter - 2004 Raymarine 435 with external antenna
Mast Head Tri Color Light
Cradle - steel 2004
Anchor Rodes with chain
Double Anchor Roller
Rebuilt manual bilge pump 2013
Summer - Whitehall Landing, Whitehall, Michigan
2005 replaced 2" heat exchanger with 3" per Universal Marine
Replaced all engine cooling hoses 2005
Rebuilt alternator and replaced regulator 2013
Torresen Marine, Inc. - The Sailboat Specialists
3003 Lake Shore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441