Andiamo II is a 36′ Cat-Rigged Ketch built by Sparhawk
The Sparhawk has been an absolutely amazing boat for me to cruise the San Francisco Bay with friends and family for the last 3 years, but now with Ad Astra it is time for me to send the Sparhawk on to a new owner to get the most use out of her. She is extremely well outfitted (see below) and is in great condition. She is offered at $29,500 – compare to Freedoms that range from $45,000 to $85,000 or Nonsuch’s that fetch even more.
The Sparhawk has been an incredibly easy and forgiving platform for me to learn sailing and cruising.
The Sparhawk is similar to a Freedom or a Nonsuch with carbon-fiber free-standing masts (also called spars). Being a Ketch the Sparhawk flies both a main and mizzen sail (with booms) and does not fly a head sail (no jib, genoa, spinakker, etc.) However, if you wanted to get fancy some folks have flown tri-sails in light winds.
What does it mean to fly no head sail? It means pretty much no work! To sail the Sparhawk all you need to do is take off the sail covers, raise the sails with the halyards that run to the winches in the cockpit and bam! You are done!
Want to change your heading (direction)? Ready for it? Just push the tiller to the right to go left, and push to the left to go right. That’s it. There is no releasing of the jib line on one side, and pulling it in on the other side. No scrambling from one side of the boat to the other, literally no need for a crew for there are no jobs for anyone else to do! Maybe get someone to make you a sandwich.
Then again, you could just put the boat on auto-pilot and make the sandwich yourself.
This boat has taken on me on so many great adventures through the Golden Gate, anchoring in Richardson Bay and having a weekend in Sausilito, mooring in Ayala Cove on Angel Island, China Camp and cruising up the Napa and Petaluma Rivers!
She sleeps 6.
Where will Sparhawk take you?
Awesome Cruising Equipment
- Reliable 30 HP Yanmar internal diesel
- 2011 awesome 11′ hard-floor inflatible Dinghy comfortable takes 5 adults and rows reasonably well
- Yamaha 2.5 HP outboard engine
- BBQ (Small round Magma)
- 2011 22lb Delta Anchor, 75′ of chain and 300′ overall of nylon rode marked at 30′ intervals
- 2012 1000 watt inverter to run smaller AC appliances off of the house battery
- VHF, Depth and GPS sailing instruments
- Deep, large volume, super well insulated fridge and freezer that keeps stuff COLD!
- Electric heater that makes farking HOT water
- Deep, large volume dry storage
- Roomy v-berth for 2
- Excellent quarter berth for 2 (my favorite place to sleep)
- 2 Settees that sleep 1 each
- Lots of tools, flares, fire extinguishers and safety equipment
- Tons of life jackets
- Cushions, sail covers, mattresses are all in good condition
1988 SPARHAWK 36 – $29,500
Developed as a light, high performance version of the popular unstayed Freedom and Nonsuch lines. With two carbon fiber masts, the ketch rig provides a lot of sail area in small, easily managed portions. Designed to be neatly single-handed, the ketch rig adapts quickly to light or heavy winds. Shallow draft, big open cockpit with transom platform and swim ladder makes for a great Delta vacation cruiser.
- LOA: 36′
- LWL:30′ 8″
- BEAM: 11′ 2″
- DRAFT: 4′ 7″
- Displacement: 9600 lb
- 4,500 lbs. of ballast
- Airex Composite Hull Construction w/ Positive Flotation
- Yanmar 3GM30F
- fresh water cooled diesel
- 2.61 reduction gear, SS shaft
- 30 gal, diesel, in aluminum tank
- (2) 12VDC batteries, charger
- 120VAC shorepower
- 50 gal in SS tank
- 4-burner LPG stove w/oven
- hot and cold pressure water
- 12v. refrigeration (works almost too good!)
- Dual 6lb Aluminum LPG Bottles and Vented Locker
- Corian Counter Tops
- (2) Tapered Elliptical Carbon Fiber Masts
- dacron mainsail, mizzen sail
- lazy jacks
- self tailing winches
- s.s. boom vangs
- sail controls led to cockpit
- double lifelines, s.s. pulpits
- double berth aft
- double v-berth forward
- enclosed head with holding tank
- pilot berths, port and starboard
- 22lb Delta, & Hooker fluke
- 2011 22lb Delta Anchor
- 75′ of chain and 300′ overall of nylon rode marked at 30′ intervals
- depth sounder
- energy monitor
- stereo w/10-cd changer
- 9′ rigid/inflatable dinghy
- Yamaha 4 stroke outboard
- s.s. cockpit BBQ
- MOB horseshoe + Lifesiling
- radar reflector
- LPG vapor detector
- (2) co, smoke detector/alarms
- 30a shore cord
The Sparhawk 36 is a great, although fairly rare, boat. Here are some links if you would like to learn more about the design.
The boat was designed in the late 80’s by Richard Black. Here is a link to his personal website. (Currently he is somewhat of a famous Flamenco musician in Spain, seems like an interesting guy): The Sparhawk is the second boat down the page.
Here is a link to a discussion about the Cat Ketch Rig with a post from Richard Black about the performance of the design, as well as some links to a few really great articles regarding free standing masts designs:
The engineer of the spars, Eric W. Sponberg, talks a little about the Sparhawk on the Boat Design Forums here: His post is at the bottom of the page.
The full batten sails are Vectron made by Hood Sails in Sausalito you can read about Vectron on their website here: