Dark Harbor 20 by Sparkman & Stephens
Largest of the Dark Harbors, the Dark Harbor 20 was the product of a later era, as may be seen in her tall Marconi rig and generally less “antique” appearance. Higher freeboard allows a deeper, open cockpit for better “sit down inside” comfort, and a significantly larger cuddy cabin. While still not large enough to call this a cruising boat, the cuddy does offer reasonable sleeping and seating comfort for two people. The added freeboard also means this boat will be considerably less wet than her smaller sisters, though with her slender hull and her speed to windward, she will undoubtedly provide a wet and thrilling ride at times. Speed, ease of handling, comfort and beauty are all well represented in this design. There is an active racing class of Dark Harbor 20’s in our area.