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Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, built by Lyman-Morse, SCRIMSHAW is one of the best classic boats on the market.  Built in 1983, SCRIMSHAW has only had two additional owners since her original commissioner.  Designed to be sailed offshore comfortably by a couple or a small family, SCRIMSHAW's interior is practical, pretty and purposeful with things like a work bench, an easily accessible diesel engine, cozy wall-mounted cabin stove, inordinately large battery bank, water maker and a washer/dryer. Her current owners sailed her to New Zealand in 1999.  They continue to use her for week-end sailing, and are not planning anymore long range trips.  However, delivery to the east coast may be possible.  With a few personalizations, SCRIMSHAW is ready to cruise the blue waters of the world again. 

Layout and Design


Hand laid fiberglass hull and deck over Airex core.  Fiberglass over plywood house top on laminated deck beams.  Solid teak deck overlay screwed to sub deck and bedded in 5200.  External lead keel.  Bulkheads are teak or mahogany marine grade plywood.  White  teak cabin sides with varnished teak corners.  White topsides with blue bottom and dark blue cove stripe.  Edson pedestal steering to skeg hung rudder. 

S.S. double rollers are located on the centerline of the stem.  A Nilsson electric windlass  (new motor in 2011) with gypsy is aft of that.  Fresh water washdown on deck. Three large deck hatches and  5 dorade mounted cowl vents with S.S. guards provide excellent ventilation.  A custom storage box holds a diving tank and/or gear. SS bow and stern rails with double lifelines and gates port and starboard and gate stowed boarding ladder to starboard.  The stern rail was modified to support solar panels to port and starboard.

The side decks are wide and uncluttered. The coach house roof is an attractive buff color with slightly contrasting non-skid. and snappy white cabin sides offset the varnished corner pieces and the eyebrow. The mainsheet traveler is mounted forward of the dodger, providing a clean and safe cockpit. 

SCRIMSHAW has a comfortable T-shaped cockpit with folding cockpit table attached to the pedestal and a cambered helmseat at the wheel.  The coamings are at a slant, creating comfortable back rests.  Stereo speakers and electronics are mounted under the new dodger. A cockpit shower with hot & cold water is located in the aft part of the cockpit.  The three aft deck hatches allow access to the steering and provides exceptionally large storage.




Sleeps 6. Custom layout offers excellent use of space, 1 head, rooomy stowage and good ventilation with 6'4" headroom.

Forward, there is a chain locker which gives access to the chain.  It has a trough which moves the chain further aft repositioning the weight away from the stem.  It is followed by spacious double v-berth with voluminous stowage beneath. Aft of the berth port and starboard there are dressers with drawers and lockers above. There are lights for each berth and a fan.

Next aft is the head to port with sink, shower, a manual toilet and stowage lockers. A full height locker with washer and dryer and more storage is across from the head to starboard.

Next aft is the main saloon with settee berths port and starboard, with large bookshelves above flanked by front lockers to starboard and a hanging locker and spinnaker storage to port. Most locker doors are fashioned with a grated insert, providing ventilation and interesting visual detail.  To port, against the forward bulkhead, is a  charming diesel fired cabin heater (needs servicing).  The bulkhead protective fireboard is covered with "Delft" tiles.  Outboard of the stove is a TV with a DVD player.  To starboard is a cabinet with countertop and storage above.  A drop leaf table is between the berths with drawers and a large stowage bin. Outboard of each berth, and beneath the bookshelves and lockers, are easily accessed stowage compartments.

The galley is next aft to port in one of the two passageways to the aft cabin and features stowage outboard, and, above, a reefer (which runs on 110v and engine driven cold plate system) with separate large freezer, both with custom built cold plates. Inboard, and over the engine, is additional counter space with drawer, followed by two large and deep SS sinks with pressure water as well as manual pumps for fresh and salt water. A handy refuse compartment slides out from underneath. Custom built racks to house china, mugs, spices and wine bottles are above the sinks.  Outboard is a 3 burner Dickinson gimbelled propane stove with oven.  Fans face to the center of the boat.

The navigation station with chart table and seating  is located in the starboard passageway.  With the seat facing aft, good communication with the cockpit is facilitated.

 In the aft cabin there is a spacious double quarter berth to starboard with large storage compartments beneath.  To starboard of the centerline companionway ladder is a small settee with a hanging locker behind it.  Along the port side of the aft cabin is a workbench area with good countertop space and plenty of storage for tools and spare parts.  The finish below is "Herreshoff style" - varnished trim with white vertical surfaces and white overhead and teak and holly sole. SCRIMSHAW is well ventilated with four hatches, five dorade ventilators and eight opening ports and is fitted with screens. The main cabin hatch is fitted with security bars, allowing for the hatch to remain open at night.  



  • Volvo 50 hp four cylinder fresh water cooled diesel, installed new in 1999. Full engine instruments and alarm.  1200 engine hours as of January 2015.
  • Stainless steel shaft to 3 blade bronze feathering propeller.
  • Electric oil change pump
  • 5 gal water heater
  • (2) 20lb propane tanks
  • (2) manual bilge pumps
  • (2) electric bilge pumps


  • 12V/DC and 110V/AC electrical system. 650 amp hour bank with capacity to increase to 1300 amp hours.
  • Balmar 160 amp Alternator
  • (1) 12 volt battery for emergency GPS/radio
  • (2) Trojan house batteries, And (2) Trojan deep cycle starting batteries. all new in 2014 .
  • System will accept an additional 4 batteries for a total bank of 1300 amp hours
  • 30 amp Shore power cord
  • Trace Inverter
  • Solar Panels
  • 12v charging outlet

Electronics & Navigation
  • VHF - Icom  IC-M125
  • Ham radio - Kenwood  TS-4505
  • Radar -Furuno 1850 W 
  • SSB - Furuno  FS-1502
  • Auto Pilot - Robertson
  • Weather Fax
  • Kenwood CD/Radio w/ speakers in the cockpit & Cabin
  • B&G Hydra 2 -  depth/ wind/speed/nav (located at  nav station)
  • Analogue B&G instruments in cockpit
  • Clock, barometer,
  • Ritchie compass in binnacle

Sails and Rigging

 Masthead cutter rigged sloop with keel stepped painted aluminum mast and double spreaders.  Main is fool proof slab reefing for reefing, made easier with a boom crutch.  Hood roller furling on the headstay. Stainless steel standing rigging, Self jibbing spinnaker pole. Reaching strut. Midship traveler mounted forward of dodger. Working sails include mainsail, MR genoa, #3 jib, Storm trysail, Storm staysail, jib topsail, staysail, 3/4oz spinnaker, reacher. All in very good condition. Also includes a 140% genoa in fair condition. 

SCRIMSHAW is well set up for shorthanded sailing with lines leading aft to the cockpit to an array of stoppers and two Barient 27 self-tailing winches.  Includes Barient 36 ST primaries, Barient 28 ST secondaries, and four Barient  self-tailing  winches on mast.

Safety Gear
  • S.S. Emergency Tiller
  • Jack Lines & Harnesses
  • PDFs
  • (2) fire extinguishers (one is a 15# Halon extinguisher)

SCRIMSHAW is one of the highly regarded classic S&S designed Sequins and was built for Jim House who worked closely with both the designer and the builder. The layout was carefully thought out and "mocked up" prior to construction and the result is a comfortable cruising boat with good use of space and excellent stowage. Rod Stevens was also involved in the specifications and early sea trials. With her roller furling headsail, slab reefing main and lines leading aft to the cockpit, coupled with self tailing winches she can be easily handled and we feel she can be highly recommended for one desiring a quality cruising boat in this size range.

For a video walkthrough of SCRIMSHAW, please see:

LOA: 45' 10
LWL: 33' 7
Beam: 12' 8
Displacement: 27,400
Fuel Capacity: 180
Water Capacity: 105
Type: Sailing
Series: Seguin
Designed By: Sparkman and Stephens
Builder: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.
Model: Seguin
Year: 1982
Construction: Hand laid fiberglass with Airex core
Hull Material: Cored fiberglass
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Boat Engine: Volvo
Horsepower: 50

For more information contact:

Annie Lannigan
(941) 374-3742

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