This lovely Arthur Robb-designed 45 footer was built by Port Hamble in Hamble-le-Rice (United Kingdom) for Selwyn Slater and R. McLoughlin. Robb had already drawn the cutter UOMIE for Selwyn in 1954. UOMIE had distinguished herself by her good handling nimble sailing, and took part in the three largest ocean sailing competitions of that period: Fastnet, Bermuda and Sydney-Hobart. This fine vessel, The Ramrod, was intended to build upon this winning foundation, and improve upon her sailing characteristics.
In 1959 The Ramrod won the second edition of the Admirals Cup, together with the two other British boats Myth of Malham and Griffin II.
The Ramrod is built in Makoré (a durable tropical hardwood of the Sapotaceae family) on oak trusses. The hull shape is a traditional long keel with a lead keel. The rudder is attached to the keel.
The ship in exceptional condition throughout. She is built with a double-hulled construction, fully riveted. She sports a new aluminum mast and an extensive sail wardrobe, with windvane steering system. Her hull and deck have been fully restored by the current owner and are in excellent condition.
She is cutter rigged, with a separate steering cockpit in the back and a cockpit for the crew further forward. Below deck are first two dog cages and two benches, then the chart table to starboard and the galley to port. Further forward are two longitudinal benches with a table in the middle, then the toilet and in the front a double cage in a V.
She is listed for € 75.000 and is VAT exempt, and lies in The Netherlands, awaiting her new owners.