• Tipo: Classic sail
  • Armo: Sloop
  • Anno: 1961
  • Lung.: 11.97 m
  • Largh.: 3.0 m
  • Pescaggio : 1.8 m
  • Dislocamento: 8527 Kg
  • Materiale: Legno
  • Ubicazione: Stati Uniti
  • Nome: NOVA
  • Progetto : Sparkman & Stephens

NOVA presents in impressive structural and cosmetic quality already stored interior and ready for sailing this season or next - this is a turnkey option and perhaps the ideal dimensions for an easily sailed family classic yacht with a wonderful pedigree. NOVA is not hard to sail single handed for all those times when you want to be at one with your vessel! Beautiful; fast and ready to go.

Historical Note

NOVA was manufactured by famed San Diego sailor and a Lipton Challenge cup contender Gerald Driscoll as his personal yacht in the 1960s. He sailed out of the San Diego yacht club community to race against such characters as Lowell North (North sails), Skip Caulking, (designer of the 1959 Honolulu race winner LEGEND, also manufactured by Driscoll Boat Works) and Paul Kettenburg’s (K-40 TOMBOY II. Kettenburg’s yard was adjacent to Driscoll's yard in Shelter Island, San Diego). While not a lot of historical information is available on NOVA, she did have a near identical sister vessel named GAMIN commissioned by Richard Lerner of Newseaport Beach in 1960. "Sea and Pacific Motorvessel Magazine" wrote in September 1962 “..........In brief NOVA and GAMINare 38 ft 11inches overall with a light of 10 ft and a sail area of 678 ft². The design is by Sparkmanand Stephens. The interiors are beautifully finished.” GAMIN was lost on a reef near Cape San Lazzaro, Mexico during the 1961 Los Angeles to Mazatlan, Mexico race.


- Carvel mahogany planking over mahogany laminated frames- Full range shear clamp- Oak platform timbers- Bronze welded grid, strapping supseaporting the mast step compression- Chain plate tensioners, mechanically fastened to the frames and platform timbers- Bronze keel bolts bearing on bronze channels serving as backing plates- Cast bronze stem fitting supseaports the forestay loads fastened through the stem and sheer clamp- Externally bolted lead ballast- Keel hung wooden plank rudder with bronze hangers, strapping & sheathed trailing edge and shoe- Cockpit and compartment structures in Honduras mahogany planking- Coach roof plywood substrate over mahogany frames, with a fibreglass overlay- Solid teak deck planking on plywood sub deck over mahogany frames with glue edge seams

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

- Accommodation for four sleeping in a two-compartment layout- Interior liners, joinery and padding meticulously restored- Access is by sliding hatch and companionway steps down- Main bar has a galley to seaport - Galley has 2 burner LPG hob and oven- Adler Barbour 12 V air cooled refigerator- Stainless steel sink and pumped new water tap- Lockers above outboard to seaport, abaft and below- Navigation area and captain dock to starboard - L shaped dinette forward- Settee docks seaport and stbd, safes outboard and under both sides- Drop leaf desk offset to seaport- Corridor forward- Doorway to enclosed front to seaport with Raritan hand-operated WC and stainless steel tank- Fore compartment with pair vee dock- Holmes seapordesk AC heater- Clarion CMD6 marina player- 2 x Bose compartment speakers

Deck Layout, Equipment and Ground Tackle

From Bow- Single rail stainless steel pulpit and pushpit - Double 1 x 19 x 5/32 inch stainless steel lifelines- Flush fore, side and aft decks- 2 x Chromed bronze 12 inch front mooring cleats- c 200 ft three strand nylon, ½ inch mainstay rode- 2 x Stainless steel rail mounted jib tracks with Garhauer leads- Raised trunk compartment - 3 x Dorade vents- Garhauer adjusdesk mainsheet traveller- Mechanical backstay adjuster- 2 x Stainless steel turning blocks- 2 x Chromed bronze 10 inch rear mooring cleats- 2 x Stern mooring line chocks Winches- 2 x Barient #20 single velocity halyard- 1 x Barient #10 single velocity halyard- 1 x Lewmar #30 two-velocity self tailing (ST) halyard- 2 x Andersen #46 two-velocity ST cockpit primaries- 2 x Barient #16 single-veloci