Sea Sprite 34

The Sea Sprite 34, also called the Luders 34, is an American sailboat that was designed by Bill Luders as a cruiser and first built in 1980.[1][2][3]

Sea Sprite 34
Sea Sprite 34 sailing.jpg
DesignerBill Luders
LocationUnited States
No. built45
Builder(s)C. E. Ryder
NameSea Sprite 34
Displacement12,800 lb (5,806 kg)
Draft5.00 ft (1.52 m)
LOA33.84 ft (10.31 m)
LWL24.00 ft (7.32 m)
Beam10.25 ft (3.12 m)
Engine typeUniversal Motor Company Model 30 25 hp (19 kW) diesel engine
Hull appendages
Keel/board typelong keel
Ballast5,000 lb (2,268 kg)
Rudder(s)keel-mounted rudder
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height39.00 ft (11.89 m)
J foretriangle base12.80 ft (3.90 m)
P mainsail luff40.50 ft (12.34 m)
E mainsail foot13.80 ft (4.21 m)
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area279.45 sq ft (25.962 m2)
Jib/genoa area249.60 sq ft (23.189 m2)
Total sail area525.05 sq ft (48.779 m2)

The design is the largest of the series of Sea Sprite Sailing Yachts.[1][3]


The design was built by C. E. Ryder in Bristol, Rhode Island, United States. The company completed 45 examples, but it is now out of production.[1][3][4]


The Sea Sprite 34 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, with a keel-stepped mast, a spooned raked stem, a raised transom, a keel-mounted rudder controlled by a wheel and a fixed long keel. It displaces 12,800 lb (5,806 kg) and carries 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of lead ballast.[1][3]

The boat has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m) with the standard long keel fitted.[1][3]

The boat is fitted with a Universal Motor Company Model 30 diesel engine of 25 hp (19 kW). The fuel tank holds 18 U.S. gallons (68 L; 15 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 50 U.S. gallons (190 L; 42 imp gal).[1][3]

The boat's galley is located on the port side of the cabin and includes a stainless steel sink and a two-burner stove. The head is located forward, just aft of the bow "V"-berth. Additional sleeping space is provided by the dinette settees. Ventilation is provided by a forward hatch.[1][3]

The design has a hull speed of 6.57 kn (12.17 km/h).[3]

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Related development

Similar sailboats


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Browning, Randy (2019). "Sea Sprite 34 sailboat specifications and details". Archived from the original on 9 April 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2019). "Alfred E. Luders". Archived from the original on 9 April 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Sea Sprite 34". Archived from the original on 9 April 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  4. ^ Browning, Randy (2019). "C. E. Ryder". Archived from the original on 16 March 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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