45' Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

45' Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

PALADIN is a Sparkman & Stephens design, constructed in New Zealand at the Wellington Boat Mfg. yard, with a cold molded composite construction.  In 2015 a major refit was done at the KKMI Richmond yard, upgrading the electrical systems and replacing the standing rigging.  It is a well built, fast hull sign with a voluminous interior that would serve well as a fast cruiser or a live aboard.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 8 in
Displacement: 20000 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Engine Model: MD2040
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 40 HP
Number of heads: 1

Electrical and Generator

  • Shore power 120V A/C 30 Amp 
  • Freedom Marine 25 automatic inverter/charger 2500 watts
  • Heart Interface Link 2000R inverter control panel
  • 12V Alternator on the auxiliary engine charging batteries
  • Master Volt Whisper 3.5 KW diesel generator
  • House Bank Batteries 2 x 8D AGM 12V Batteries
  • Engine Start Bank Gr 24 x 12V AGM Battery
  • Generator Start Gr 24 12V AGM Battery

Hull and Deck Construction

  • Hull was cold molded wood epoxy construction with FRP laminate on the hull exterior and decks.
  • The wood used in the vessel was reported to be New Zealand Kauri wood.
  • The deck is plywood construction with an FRP coating and painted non-skid applied to the exterior plywood surface.  The deck structure is made up of the plywood sheathing and laminated transverse deck beams.


  • Volvo Penta MD2040 three cylinder inboard diesel has replaced the original engine.
  • Transmission Volvo Penta model MS15A-A
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Three blade 18" diameter propeller 11 pitch bronze

Standing Rigging

  • Standing rigging was replaced in 2015 at KKMI Richmond


  • Autopilot Raymarine ST7001

Additional Information

  • Maxwell vertical drum electric anchor winch (2015)
  • Fortress FX-23 Aluminum anchor

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel steppe mast
  • Tripple spreaer rig
  • Running back stays
  • Harken roller furling with foil
  • Rod rigging (2015)
  • Lewmar #65 three speed primary winches