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1984 C.E. Ryder Sea Sprite 34

Georgetown, Maine



The Sea Sprite 34, built by C.E. Ryder in Bristol, RI, quickly established herself as a capable and desirable yacht.  Her beautiful hull with sweeping sheer, her spacious and attractive interior, fine sailing ability, and quality construction make her a sought-after yacht, even these many years since being produced.

MOONSHADOW was Ryder's display model in the 1984 Newport Boat Show and was equipped with most every option available. She's hull #38 of a reported 45 built, making her one of the later Sea Sprite 34's built. She's had four caring owners.  She spent her first years on the Great Lakes, moved to CT in around 1992 and to Maine in 2010.  She has been conscientiously maintained and appears to be in excellent condition. She's in the water on a mooring in Georgetown, ME and may be easily seen.


Basic Boat Info

Make: C.E. Ryder
Model: Sea Sprite 34
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: C.E. Ryder
Designer: Bill Luders
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CER34038M84E
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 34 ft
Length Overall: 33'10 ft
Waterline Length: 24 ft
Beam: 10'3 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 12,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 49'1 ft
Ballast: 5,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: 5421 FWC
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 24hp
  • Year: 1984
  • Engine Hours: 2440


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 54 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop, Unspecified


John L. Procter, CPYB
Lawson Yachts LLC


Lawson Yachts LLC
190 Lincoln Street
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043

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.


Sleeps six.  V berth forward, enclosed head with vanity and shower next aft to starboard. Hanging locker and storage opposite to port.  Main cabin with settees port and starboard. Starboard settee pulls out to form double berth.  Bulkhead-mounted teak dining table with leaf.  U-shaped galley to port, nav station and quarterberth opposite to starboard. Interior features ash hull ceilings, teak veneer sole, and standing headroom. Varnished teak interior. Bulkhead-mounted Propane Cozy Cabin Heater in main cabin, externally vented with separate propane tank in second propane locker. All interior cushions replaced in 2016, including 4" firm foam and oyster Sunbrella fabric. Brass LED reading lights in main and forward cabins.


Galley features a gimballed Shipmate two burner, stainless steel, propane stove with oven and stainless steel safety bar, double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurized water system, fresh water foot pump, and foot pump for ice box pump-out, Sea Frost engine-driven coldplate refrigerated icebox.


12 volt DC and 110 Volt dockside AC systems.  12 volt system includes three Group 31 AGM batteries, battery selector switch, and breaker panel.  110 volt dockside system includes breaker panel, True Charge 20 battery charger. Xantrex 1800 watt DC to AC inverter with remote panel (2015).

Electronics and Navigation

Garmin 741xs GPS/chartplotter/radar (2018) on swing-out bracket at companionway, Raymarine A70D chartplotter/GPS (2015),  Autohelm Evolution EV100 autopilot (2018), Datamarine Corinthian depthsounder, Datamarine Corinthian knotmeter/log (inoperative), Datamarine Corinthian apparent windspeed/wind direction indicator (inoperative), Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radio transceiver with speaker mounted in cockpit. Ritchie SP5 pedestal-mounted compass. Radar antenna mounted on mast.

Engine and Mechanical

Propulsion: 1984 Universal Model 5421 24 HP freshwater-cooled diesel engine with 2,532 hours, Hurth transmission.

Cutlass bearing replaced in 2015.

Electric fuel pump (new 2012)

Prop repitched and refurbished 2009

New heat exchanger and hoses in 2007

PSS dripless shaft seal (2006)

1” bronze propeller shaft (new 2005)

Engine mounts replaced in 2005

Glow plug replaced within past three years.

Pedestal-mounted engine controls

Fuel Filters: remote Racor 500MA and second filter attached to engine

All sea cocks replaced with bronze ball valves (1999)



Fresh water: One 40+/- gallon bladder tank in keel, One 14+/- gallon bladder tank under V Berth. Two deck fills. Total water capacity: 50+ gallons.

Pressurized hot and cold water in galley and head. Foot pumps for cold water in galley and head.

Bilge pumps: Manual bilge pump in cockpit, electric bilge pump in bilge,  

Holding Tank:  Marine toilet connected to 24 gallon polyethylene tank with deck pumpout and macerator pump (2009) for overboard discharge. 

Toilet: Groco HF rebuilt in 2008.

6 gallon hot water heater works off of engine and 110 volt dockside system, new in 2015.

All fresh water hoses replaced in 2015.

Head and galley fixtures replaced in 2015.

Head and galley fresh water foot pumps rebuilt in 2015.

Hull and Deck

Airex-cored hull, balsa-cored decks.  Bottom barrier-coated in 2012. Green topsides, 0ff-white decks with contrasting tan nonskid. Full keel design with cutaway forefoot and keel-attached rudder. Encapsulated lead ballast. Exterior teak is finished with Cetol Natural Teak with several coats of Clear Gloss. Double anchor roller, double lifelines with starboard boarding gate. Ten Bomar bronze opening ports with screens, two Bomar overhead hatches with screens. Two brass dorades mounted on teak dorade boxes  (2006). Transom-mounted stainless steel swim ladder with teak treads. Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger 555 manual anchor windlass with protective cover. Edson pedestal wheel steering with gray elkhide cover (2016). Saltwater washdown pump. Wet deck core in foredeck professionally repaired in 2016. Both toerails were removed and replaced and all bolts securing hull-to-deck joint were rebedded to fix leaks. Four teak companionway hatch boards, one large plexiglass hatch board. Seacocks replaced in 1999 with bronze ball valves.



Sails and Rigging

7/8 fractional rig with keel-stepped Hall Spars aluminum mast, aluminum boom. Spars professionally painted in 2020. Sail inventory consists of Hood mainsail in good condition with two sets of reef points and lazy jacks, Hood 130% genoa (2006) in good condition, storm jib, storm trisail with stainless steel track on mast, cruising spinnaker with sock, 110% hank-on genoa, and 90% hank-on jib. Hood Seafurl roller-furling system for headsails. Both halyards are led aft to cockpit. Lewmar bronze winch inventory includes two #46 self-tailing genoa sheet primaries, #40 self-tailing mainsheet winch mounted on coachroof, #40 self-tailing halyard winch mounted on coachroof, and a #16 self-tailing deck-mounted winch for the roller-furling control line.




Safety Equipment

Life preservers: 2 inflatable PFD's

Man overboard device: Life Sling Type IV. Cover replaced in 2012 with a hard case,

Distress flares: handheld and gun-fired

Fire extinguishers: 2 ABC dry chemical (2021), located in galley and head.

Carbon dioxide detector

Radar reflector

Masthead tri-color lights and strobe light

Additional Inventory

Sunbrella oyster-colored dodger (2016) with stainless steel bows and oyster bimini (new fabric in 2019) with aluminum frame. Oyster Sunbrella cover for wheel and pedestal (new 2006). Bimini attaches to dodger. Cover for bimini. Oyster mainsail cover (2016). Custom cockpit cushions (2005). Dual MXD340SXM AM/FM stereo with USB port and Sirius XM capability, two speakers in cabin. Brass mast-mounted oil lamp. Weems & Plath brass ship's clock with bell and barometer. Teak boat hook with "Moonshadow" name on stainless steel plate and storage brackets in cabin. 35 lb. CQR plow anchor with 110+/- feet of 3/8" BBB chain, Danforth 22H anchor with 50' +/- feet of 5/16" chain, 200' 5/8" three-strand nylon rode, second rode of 150' of 1/2" three strand nylon. Custom teak cockpit grates, varnished in 2019. Varnished teak pedestal-mounted cockpit table, varnished teak pedestal-mounted holder for binoculars and drinks. Stern-rail-mounted polyethylene outboard motor bracket. American flag with varnished teak staff. Original Sea Sprite flag. Six wooden shroud rollers. Three docklines, four fenders with microfleece covers (2021) to match hull color. Emergency tiller.


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.

Additional Contact Information

For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:

Office:  781-749-1645

Toll-free:  781-214-3632

Cell phone:  617-694-8455


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