Presenting the SV Thaleďa
Underway, at anchor or in a marina, Thaleďa commands attention.


Thaleia on her maiden voyage

Bombigher's Shpountz underway with course sails


Thaleia underway with mainsail, foresail and staysail


She's always the most beautiful boat in the anchorage or on the dock...

At anchor or at a pier, we always have visitors who just want to look at Thaleia. They especially admire the traditional rigging and have many questions about the baggy wrinkles, ratlines and the sensuously raked masts. We enjoy meeting them and we never tire of telling her story.
and of course, everyone wants a closeup look at her.


The bow is adorned with the gold leaf Shpountz ensignia and a (new) net of carrick bends.


A bird's eye view of the fordeck, net, and v-berth cabin.



The shore legs stow on the cabin top with the life raft.


John in the cockpit


A fisherman anchor cast with the ship's name in nickel plated bronze sits just aft of the net.


The lovely compass and binnacle
adorn the spacious cockpit.


The new Lofrans windlass sure makes life easier!


From the bowsprit...
you can see that the decks are spacious, and the bulwurks high for security at sea.

Amidships and aft...
the cockpit has ample seating for socializing, and is very secure in a seaway.

The cockpit under several feet of snow...the wheel hub is cast nickel-plated bronze featurig the ship's name, and the bell (not shown) is also a custom piece with the ship's name cast in nickel-plated bronze.


On the hard in Deltaville overlooking the pool...


Her hull is reminiscent of the Spray--full keel provides stability in any seaway.

With only 5 feet under the water with centerboard up, she can be brought into most harbors and waterways. The centerboard (not seen here) adds 3 feet to her draught and provides a great advantage when sailing to weather.


To the left is the engine as accessed from inside, just to port of the companionway ladder (removed here for access).

Most of the routine maintenance is done from the engine room in the cockpit (shown above).




The centerboard requires a bit of man-handling to re-install. We drop it about every 5 years to inspect and paint the board and trunk.



This year, we stripped the bottom paint, rolled 3 coats of epoxy over the bottom, then painted. We want to ensure a dry hull, so we like to see the wood every 10 years or so.














As lovely as she is sailing into a harbor,
ďa fulfills her promise of elegance below decks.

Shown from the bottom of the compainionway looking forward....
to port is the centerboard trunk below the Taylor heater To starboard is the galley. Forward of the galley is the starboard settee and to port is the salon table, leaf down. Further forward is the starboard bunk of the v-berth.

Notice the overhead beams. Each beam was laminated and built separately, as no two are the same. This, as well as the detail in the joinery is part of the charm and elegance of this schooner.

Looking aft from the salon...
Aft of the galley is the nav station (not seen) with chair and the master berth on the ship's port side (not seen here). Just to port of companionway is a second access to the engine room (the main access is in the cockpit).

The interior is varnished iroko and white painted wooden panels--a Yankee style (colonial) decor. The cabin sole is varnished iroko, with each section being removable for access to the bilge.


A view of the salon and v-berth...
when the curtains are opened to the v-berth, it creates a sense of spaciousness in the cabin,and when the curtains are closed, it's cozy as can be.

A view of the salon to port with table extended...
The salon seats six for an elegant dinner or just two for a romantic evening aboard.

In the center of the table is the silverware storage compartment and a provision for securing a wine bottle while underway. Behind each settee is a bookcase.


The v-berth is comfy and well ventilated; it sleeps two full size adults. There are bookcases and plenty of lockers. It also has a ladder that stows to one side or swings into place to allow access to its own companionway. It is has 4 opening ports as well as the companionway and two reading lamps for your guest's comfort.

The trawler lamp provides a beautiful glow to the salon, and the other two kerosene lamps in the salon augment the light. The salon also has 4 12-volt lights for reading above the settees in each corner.

Each settee has large storage lockers both under and in back of the settees. Throughout the boat, the opening ports are gold-plated and are equipped with screens. The overhead skylight hatch provides light and ventilation.

Forward, the v-berth curtains can be closed for privacy, or opened for a more spacious feeling.


The refrigerator (center) can be accessed from the top or front. To the right is the bronze Taylor kerosene stove, and a large baguette storage compartment behind the kerosene locker. Dishes and glassware are stored in their individual compartments behind the counter top.


The galley is compact and the space is well laid out. To the cook's left are the two large bronze sinks and gold-plated fixtures. The sinks are outfitted with iroko cutting board covers.


Behind the cook is the centerboard trunk and heater.

a better look at the bronze oven...


The head is to port aft of the salon. It is spacious and beautifully appointed with its gold-plated fixtures. It has a large built-in hamper, a hand-held shower, and a Baby Blake head that not only functions properly, but looks good.



The nav station....this beautiful iroko table lifts to reveal a large storage area for charts, and the section to the right lifts to provide easy access to the wet locker. The aft locker (right of radar) contains a built in Weems and Plath sextant (below).

The lamp and the bronze commissioning plack sit just above the nav station. Note the wood panelling used for the bulkheads inside; it contasts beautifully with the varnished iroko.

The nav table lifts two ways; here you can see the wet locker just to starboard of the companionway.




The master berth, a full-size bed with folding lee boards, lies to port of the companionway. It is comfortable at anchor as well as in a seaway, and contains a huge under-the-bed locker, convenient for spare parts and tools storage. It also has 3 clothes lockers, a bookcase, and a large hanging locker.

A view of of lockers behind the berth. The beautiful joinery is apparent at every turn in this boat.


The Weems and Plath barograph sits on the shelf just above the master berth. You can see it here.


Here is a view of the companionway. Just to port is the engine access--behine the engine box shown above. The drapes shown here close for master berth privacy.


And don't forget the sunset!


Isn't it magnificent?

If there are any other pictures you would like to see, feel free to contact us. We can snap them and put right here for you very quickly.
Aren't digital cameras wonderful?