_(SOLD) SS28 Emma L

1981 Sea Sprite 28, hull no 13 “Emma L” $20,500 OBO

Contact information:  Kyle Erlandsen at kerlandsen@yahoo.com

“Emma L” is currently lying wet in Winthrop, MA, and ready to find a new home, delivery available within reason.  Detailed maintenance logs for previous 6 years.  Many improvements, sst lifelines, new harken furler, new halyards, sheets, innovative bow sprit, garboard drain plug at bottom of keel.


She is a Bill Luders designed, Clark Ryder built, in Bristol RI.  This model like the Sea Sprite 23, 30 and 34 is a traditional full keel design, protected rudder and long overhangs.


Engine:  Yanmar 2YM15 Diesel, with 350 hours, three blade fixed prop.  Spare filters included.  Two deep cycle batteries new 2011


Dimension: LOA 27’ 11”, LWL 20’, Beam 8; 10”, Draft 4’ 3”, Displacement 7600 lbs


Construction:  Off white hull and deck, bow and stern rails, lifelines, single mast deck stepped, six opening port lights, two new cabin Lewmar hatches.


Vee berth forward with filler, head with holding tank and Y valve, new pump assembly, two single berths in main salon, alcohol stove to port with deep sink and brass spigot, storage under and behind stove.  Self draining ice box to starboard.  VHF radio and GPS mounted starboard side.  Oil lantern.  Interior handrails, thrubolted


Deck:  Two Lewmar #10 sheet winches, single Lewmar #6 for furler.  Two Lewmar #8 mast winches, Spinlock clutch for isolating the genoa halyard.  Tiller steering with Autohelm 2000.  Cockpit seat cushions.  Two large cockpit lazarretes .  Single bronze dorade.  Dodger.  Teak toe rail and coamings.  Lifesling, jim bouy. Chartplotter, knotmeter, new depth sounder, bulkhead mounted compass.  Transom mounted swim ladder.


Sails:  Mainsail with two full battens and two standard battens, two reef points, loose foot, extra large roach.  Roller furling 145% genoa with flattening rope.  Roller Furling 105% jib with flattening rope.  Full hoist asymmetrical spinnaker flown off bow sprit.  All sails new in the last four years, excellent condition


Rigging:  All new halyards and sheets, control lines.  Wire rigging replaced in the last ten years.  Headstay and Harken furler unit new.

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6 thoughts on “_(SOLD) SS28 Emma L

    1. Kyle Erlandsen


      Please contact me directly at kerlandsen at yahoo dot com.
      The boat is still for sale, and working great. Last week we returned from a very nice 9 day cruise.
      Leave me an email address and I can contact you directly if you would like.

      Kyle E.

  1. Bernie Wideman

    Kyle, Monday afternoon would work for me. I’d be happy to take a run down to your yacht club and watch you varnish and take a look at your boat. We’re having a family brunch at our house late Monday morning.

    For a replacement boat, you and your wife have good taste. I sailed a Tartan 34C for 5 years, up and down the coast of New England and over to New Brunswick. Great boat. Best boat I ever owned. I sold her in 1999 to a fellow in Downeast Maine, who still has her and loves her (apparently) at least as much as I did. (The reason I sold was that I needed the equity I had in her.)

    My current boat — the 9.2A — doesn’t sail as well as the T34C,– most boats don’t — but the cabin is a lot more comfortable, which is an important point for my wife and our grandson — both of whom love spending time aboard, and neither of whom like sailing. So if I get really serious about your boat, I’d have to bring my wife and grandson over for their opinions (if you wouldn’t mind).

    In any case, I’d love to get a chance to meet you and see your boat Monday afternoon if you have time.


  2. Kyle Erlandsen


    Seems my first attempt at responding did not make it thru.
    I am most likely around the boat yard on Monday 5/26 and then again on Friday 5/30. We hope to launch the first week of June.
    Direct email is best to communicate.
    The boat is at Crystal Cove right now. We moor it at CPYC.
    Kyle E.

  3. Kyle Erlandsen


    My wife and I sail regularly on Friday nights out of CPYC. Then usually the family on the weekends. She is a lovely boat, but the boss, aka wife, is looking for something larger. We have found a classic tartan 34 that has had a lot of work done on it, and she approves. We are planning on moving up, and I really don’t want to own two boats at the same time.
    I am away for Saturday and Sunday, but I plan on putting a second coat of varnish on MOnday afternoon. I also plan on being back down there on Friday afternoon May 30. I am planning on launching the first week of June.

    Direct email is best.


  4. Bernie Wideman

    I keep my boat — S2 9.2A “Gremlin” — on a mooring at the WYC. Didn’t you have your Sprite in a slip at the WYC for a couple of seasons back around 2009-10? I seem to recall it was sailed regularly by a man and woman. You and your wife? If I’m thinking of the correct boat, how come you’re selling now, after owning in only four years? I’d love to have a look at it. I was planning to go down to the WYC this weekend to bail out my dinghy and maybe help out if there’s a work party at the club. I’ve looked at a number of Sprites over the years. I came close to buying one in the Chesapeake a couple of months ago, but my surveyor found serious delamination of the deck. So I’m still looking. I’m retired and can get away during the week if this weekend is not good for you. Actually, my free time this weekend would only be late Saturday morning or late Sunday afternoon. I’ll be tied up at other times. I look forward to hearing back from you. Bernie


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