IMPALA

In 1954, when the CCA rule, Sparkman & Stephens, and Abeking & Rasmussen were, all three, in their ascendancy, James Farrell caused them to come together to create IMPALA. Even then, when most all sailing yachts were beautiful, she was considered a particular beauty.

IMPALA was designed in the tradition of STORMY WEATHER and the long line of S&S yawls. She is a bit beamier, and wider aft than many of her sisters. She is also a little shallower, drawing 7′ 8″ rather than the customary 8′ to 9′. She is flush decked with a small house aft over the companionway and the owner's cabin. Her interior is reminiscent of Alden’s: off-center companionway, beautiful aft cabin, and forward galley.

Design Specs

LOA:
56′ 
10″
Beam:
12′ 
6″
LWL:
40′ 
0″
Draft:
7′ 
8″
Design or Class: 
Keel yawl
Former Name: 
MOON BOW
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IMPALA
Home Port: 
Nantucket, MA
Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Boat Type: 
CCA ocean racing cruiser
Rig: 
yawl
Gross Displacement: 
52000
Sail Number: 
294
Sail Area: 
1260
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Yanmar
Total Engine Horsepower: 
38
Fuel Type: 
diesel
Builder Name: 
Abeking & Rasmussen
Location Built: 
Lemwerder, Germany
Year Built: 
1954
Hull or Design No.: 
1056
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
268522
Owner Name: 
Alfred Sanford
Yacht Club: 
Nantucket YC
Posted on:
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:39pm
Last modified on:
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 1:02pm