Ramona Ry17 SOLD

A rare chance to buy a Nigel Irens-designed modern classic. With her shallow, easily-driven hull, big cockpit and carbon fibre masts, the Romilly makes a great dayboat for family and friends (we’ve had four adults, four children and a dog, with room to spare!) or more adventurous coastal cruising for 1-4 people. A 3/4-length tent makes a cosy overnight space, with two sleeping in the cabin and two in the cockpit. Her shallow draught means she can take to the bottom on a beach or on the mud, or be transported on a trailer.

This is Romilly No17, built by the Bridgend Boat Company in 1999. She comes with her original combi-trailer, 4hp Mariner outboard, anchor, fenders, warps, boom crutch, cockpit cushions, cockpit cover, sail covers, sleeping tent and swimming ladder.

Classic Boat says: “Nigel Irens is famous for cutting edge boats like B&Q, but his 29ft Roxanne design in 1994 and 22ft Romilly in 1995 were just as revolutionary, creating a new sort of boat design. They are characterised by a lug yawl rig on carbon masts, blazing speed and a clean look that, while traditional, is less derivative than any previous Spirit of tradition boat.” (November 2016)

Romilly Ry17 was featured in the April 2016 issue of Classic Boat, pages 34-38.

LOA 6.7m
Beam 2.1m
Draft (centreboard up) 0.5m
Draft (centreboard down) 1.5m
Displacement 1,200kg

Location: Stoke Gabriel, River Dart

    1. Ben Fuller says:

      Ramona is about to depart on a trans Atlantic voyage that will end in Maine. I’ll be looking for knowledge and advice as I put her into commission.

    1. Philip Beck says:

      I saw Ramona before you bought. Congrats on buying her. I too am looking to take one to the States. But not bravely like you on her own bottom, but on roro!!
      Could I ask roughly what you paid for her ? It would be helpful just to have a guide on that.

    1. Ben Fuller says:

      I found Nic’s asking price for the boat and trailer fair in comparison to similar boats in the states. Transport was roll into a container which went to Rhode Island then I trailed the boat to Maine. Boat and transport worked out to be about 25K.

    1. Ben D Mckee says:

      Ben Fuller, if you ever tire of her I would take her off your hands.