Listed at $68,500

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Available for SaleGray Wolf43' 1960 Sparkman & Stephens 

1960 43' Custom built Sparkman and Stephens down east Sportsman, built by Knutson in Huntington NY. One of a kind, well cared for Sportfish cruiser, in very good condition. Twin Cummins 6BTA 315hp, with low hours, generator with 30hrs, radar, gps, stereo, auto pilot, propane stove, refrigerator, vacuflush head, hot water heater and much more. Very efficient cruise at 17knts, 1800rpm. Turns heads everywhere she goes. If you love classic wood boats this is your chance to own a piece of history.

Own something unique and irreplacable. They could never build them like this again and if they tried to replicate this hand quality custom yacht it would cost many millions of dollars.

Seller looking for good home to custodian to this piece of history. Will consider trades, boats, classic cars etc.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by American Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 43' (14 m)
Beam: 10' (4 m)
Hull Material: Wood
Fuel Capacity: 320 gal (1,212 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 150 gal (568 L)
Holding Tank: 20 gal (76 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Islip, New York, United States
Build Year: 1960
Builder: Sparkman & Stephens
Model: 43 Downeast Sportsman
Type: Antique and Classics


Completed on Grey Fox over the past 4 years

  • Complete paint on topsides and Hull..
  • Two coats of Varnish on all exterior brightwork annually
  • Regular maintenance on Main motors and generator annually including oil changes, fuel filters, oil filters, raw water pump impellers, motors were prepped and painted 2 years ago.
  • New Battery Charger
  • Refurbished Head with new paint, varnish and mahogany sole.
  • New water pump, shower drain pump.
  • New mid ship bilge pump
  • New dock lines
  • New pump for vacuflush head
  • Hauled twice in past 4 years, scheduled to be hauled for hull touch up, Transom to be stripped and varnished, bottom paint, zincs in early June 2022.
  • Over 600 hours of seller's time, PLUS yard maintained motors/generator and any other mechanical maintenance.


Salon/Lower Helm

  • Overhead Rod Storage
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Overhead Grab Rails
  • Windshields with Wipes
  • Aft Canvas Enclosure
  • Port and Starboard Bench Seating
  • Companionway Door to Galley and Cabin Forward
  • Teak Table
  • Starboard Aft Wet Bar with Sink and Storage
  • Overhead Lighting


  • Galley to Starboard
  • Ample Storage Above and Below Countertop
  • Sink with Faucet
  • Shipmate Propane Two Burner Stove and Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Ice Box with Sea Frost Chiller Plate
  • U-Shaped Convertible Dinette to Port


  • Mid Ship Cabin to Starboard with Upper and Lower Bunks
  • Bow Cabin with Port and Starboard Berths with Storage Below

Head to Port

  • Vacu-Flush Head
  • Shower
  • Sink with Faucet

Electronics and Helm Details

  • Raymarine Dome Radar

Lower Helm

  • Danforth Lighted Compass
  • Icom Marine VHF IC-M45
  • Stereo System
  • Raymarine RL80c GPS/Chart/Radar
  • Full Engine Instrumentation
  • Teleflex Shift and Throttle Controls
  • Opening Windshield - Port Side


  • Danforth Lighted Compass
  • Icom Marine VHF IC-M45
  • Stereo System
  • Raymarine RL80c GPS/Chart/Radar/Depth
  • Full Engine Instrumentation
  • Teleflex Shift and Throttle Controls
  • Lowrance LCX-27C GPS/Chart/Depth
  • Venturi Windshield with Stainless Steel Guard Rail
  • Captains Chair
  • Table
  • Canvas Cover


  • Mase 7.4 kW Generator
  • (4) Group 31 Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • 30amp Shore Power, Port and Starboard Ports


  • Ideal Windlass with capstan and gypsy
  • Rupp Outriggers
  • Teak Cockpit Sole
  • Transom Storage Locker
  • (2) Stern Sampson Posts for Mooring Lines
  • Teak Grab Rails on Bow
  • Stainless Steel Stanchions with Lift Lines
  • Stainless Steel Bow Rail

Engine and Mechanical Details

  • Twin Disc Transmissions
  • Stainless Steel Shafts 1 ¾” inch
  • Bronze Rudders
  • Three Rule 2000 Bilge Pumps with Float Switches
  • Monel Fuel Tanks
  • 6 Gallon Water Heater
  • Fuel Filters

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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