Skylark, design 146, is a further development of a series of Sparkman & Stephens designs: Stormy Weather (design 27), Avanti (design 85) and Sonny (design 94), each an improvement on the previous model.
She was commissioned by Judge Lawrence Dunham in 1937 and established her racing pedigree as flagship of the Los Angeles and Transpacific Yacht Clubs.
She won the 1950 & 1951 Newport to Ensenada Races back-to-back beating over 130 yachts on each occasion.
Now(2015) owned by Tar Getty of Getty Images and regularly seen on the Mediterranean regatta circuit.
|Designer:||Sparkman & Stephens|
|Type of Boat:||S&S Yawl|
|Built By:||Pendleton Yard of Maine, USA|
|LOA m / ft:||16.15m / 53'|
|LOD m / ft:||16.15m / 53'|
|LWL m / ft:||11.58m / 38'|
|Beam m / ft:||3.65m / 12'|
|Draft m / ft:||2.34m / 7'7"|
|Sail Stats||Sail Area: 184sqm / 1981sqft|
|Construction:||Mahogany hull and teak deck.|