Sea Sprite Sailing Yachts
Sea Sprite sailing yachts is a family of US built sailing vessels. The series includes the following yachts, a 23', 28', 30', and a 34'. They were all simply designated Sea Sprites. The twin sails in a following seas emblem is well known in the yachting world.
The Sea Sprite 23, a Carl Alberg design, was first produced in 1957. The Sea Sprite 28', 30' and Sea Sprite 34 were designed by Alfred E. (Bill) Luders Jr. The series share their full keel, sea friendly design.
Robert Gainer single handedly sailed a Sea Sprite 23 from Rhode Island to England. This is detailed in the book by John Koster : "Presumed Lost: The Saga of Robert Gainer".
The C. E. Ryder Company of Bristol, RI produced the last hull in 1986. There were over 800 built during the run of the series.