Orcas Island, Washington
Late model Sea Sprite built by CE Ryder in 1984. This design was one of Albergs first, drawn in ca 1954.
It's a classic boat, with a hull shape that combines speed with an ability to handle some pretty rough conditions. Full keel in Alberg's interpretation with a big rudder attached to the aft part. Tall fractional rig, short waterline, long overhangs and a modest sized deckhouse, all giving the Sea Sprite a nice and balanced appearance.
The Ryder company built the Sea Sprite very stout and to a high degree of quality, comparable to Pacific Seacraft. Fiberglass lay-up is hefty in the hull sections and even with a 200 lb guy jumping on the foredeck there's no flex.
Twin axle trailer included. Towing weight close to 5000 lbs.
We have used the boat as a cruiser with a family of three and a small dog. In 2011 we spent 50 days straight sailing to Desolation Sound and beyond. A good time was had by all, but our son has this year sprouted to a size where the already limited quarters below feel too small. So it's time to sell.
Boat is in the water ready to sail on Orcas Island near the ferry dock until mid August. No need to take your car across if you want to see it.
Mainsail was made several years ago but unused until 2010. Fully battened modern cut, two reefs, sets beautifully, has a brand new feel to it.