Sailstar – Sea Sprite
1 Constitution Ave
Bristol RI 02809

Sea Sprite Co. at Wickford Shipyard
125 Steamboat Avenue
Wickford Harbor, North Kingstown R.I. 02852

C. E. Ryder
47 Gooding Avenue
Bristol RI 02809
C. E. Ryder built Sea Sprite 23 hull numbers 500 through 786 and they built all the 27(28), 30 and 34 footers.

    Herman Wyss

We are sorry to report the one of the original builders of the 23′ Sea Sprite has passed away. Below is a copy of his obituary copied from the Providence Journal dated dated March 12, 1999

Herman Wyss, Jr, 81 , of Hopkinton, Rhode Island , owner and operator of a fiberglass business in Hope Valley, R.I. for 20 years died Friday at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Hazel (Maynard) Wyss.

Born in Georgia, a son of the late Herman Sr. and Stephanie (Tyszkiewicz), he had been a resident of Exeter before moving to Hopkinton 20 years ago. He aslo owned a Hope Valley boat building business and built the Sea Sprite. He was an Army veteran of World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He leaves 3 sons, Robert, Thomas and William Wyss, all of Rhode Island; a step daughter, Deborah Bailey of Wakefield; a brother, Raymond Wyss of Forster, RI; a sister, Lucy Masciarelli of Hendersonville, NC; and a step-grandson, Wayne bailey of saunderstown, RI. He was the brother of the lateJ. Arthur Wyss.

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  1. Chris Fittipaldi

    I recently acquired hull 319, I believe it was built in 1960. Can you tell me who the builder may have been.. more importantly, can you suggest a place to find parts..I intent on restoring her and could use a little help in that regard.




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