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35ft. LAURENT GILES RAMBLER CLASS BERMUDIAN CUTTER – 1958 – Lloyds 100A1- Lying: Isle of Wight


35ft. ‘ROSE RAMBLER’ CLASS BERMUDIAN CUTTER designed by Jack Laurent Giles and built in 1958 to Lloyds 100A1 Class by Cantiere Dell’Argentario, Genoa, Italy for a distinguished British diplomat

Boat Details

Overall Length: 38ft. Overall - 34ft. 6ins. on deck
Waterline: 27ft 6ins
Beam: 10ft
Draught: 4ft 3ins
Displacement: Net Registered Tonnage: 12.5 tons
Engine: 30hp Ford Mermaid Diesel Engine
Berths: 4/6
Sail: Cutter/Sloop Rig
Designer: Laurent Giles
Builder: Cantiere Dell'Argentario
Year Built: 1958
Location: Isle of Wight


The Rambler 35 Class principally dates from the early 1960s was designed by Jack Laurent Giles, one of the most influential English yacht designers of 20th Century. He designed many traditional sailing yachts such as the Vertue and Wanderer Classes as well as later production yachts including the Westerly range. The first of the Rambler Class was Rose Rambler built for Humphrey Barton in 1963 although CATSPAW, a specially commissioned design, by C H Kleinwort of 20 Fenchurch Street, London has the same principal dimensions and appearance of the later class.

Burma Teak, one-inch carvel planked hull, copper and bronze fastened to steam bent oak timbers and laminated frames, all to Lloyds 100A1 class. Aluminium bronze keel bolts fitted in 2001. Galvanised strap floors replaced in 2001. Teak laid decks, teak coachroof coamings and cockpit. Lead ballast keel.

Traditional accommodation for six with original teak and mahogany joinery. Full headroom. Double berth fore-cabin, twin berth aft cabin and port and starboard settee berths in the saloon.

Cutter / Sloop.
Aluminium Proctor mast.
Stainless standing rigging, replaced 2001.
Roller reef headsail.
Fitted with staysail boom and backstays for heavy weather sailing.
Stainless steel bowsprit and platform.
Spinnaker/ Cruising chute pole.

Jeckell Sails using highest quality sailcloth available (U.S. 8 oz. Marble head).
1x, No1 Genoa, as new.
1x, No2 Genoa, as new with wire luff. (Can be gull-winged).
1x Staysail, as new, hank on, with reef points, on boom. (can be removed for local sailing).
1x Mainsail,as new, fully battened with 3 slab reef points.
1x large red and yellow cruising chute.
All above sails in excellent first-class condition and carefully stored.
Plus 1x Spinnaker in poor condition.

4 cylinder Mermaid Ford OHC. Diesel engine with 1100 Hrs use, Condition good.
PRM Delta 2.8:1 reduction.
Hydraulic forward reverse, overhauled 2009 with 50Hrs since rebuild and new drive cushion plate. Condition good.
Propeller, 3 bladed 18×12.

Electrical Equipment:
System electrics all 12 Volt DC.
Dual option engine starting batteries.
Separate house batteries, can be linked to engine batteries in emergency.
Vessel recently rewired in 2009 with new custom D.C. switch control panel.
Deck windlass.
Traditional classic yacht lighting fixtures fitted with LED light bulbs, for economic consumption of power.
Wind generator, capable of charging either bank of batteries.
Engine high output alternator capable of charging 1 or both battery banks.
12 Volt refrigeration system.
12 Volt water pressure system.

Raymarine electronic depth sounder.
Raymarine electronic speed log.
Raymarine electronic fluxgate compass.
Furuno Radar, (non-colour).
Raytheon DSC VHF radio.
King VHF radio.
Two-way Antenna control.
ACR 406 MHz Satellite EPIRB (battery not in date).
Kenwood C.D. AM FM Stereo player.
Radar reflector top of mast.

Double berth forecabin with under berth storage, re-upholstered 2007. Fitted with bronze portlights and traditional look brass light fixtures.
Heads Compartment fitted with traditional Blake bronze sea toilet, recently replaced bronze seacocks.
Hand washbasin with lockers and pressure water supply.
Hanging foul weather gear area.
Heavy-duty traditional deck vent and glass light.
Beautiful new heavy-duty Teak deck hatch fitted with traditional hardware and “”pineapple’ type glass deck light.
Saloon fitted with table and surround three sides upholstered 2007, seating with storage under. Locker storage above.
Nav station on Stbd forward side with galley Stbd aft side.
Fitted with traditional bronze portlights and deck mushroom vents.
Galley fitted with worktop with storage lockers under. Sizeable refrigeration fully insulated cold box under worktop with top access drop-in lid.
Two burner propane stove and oven replaced in 2009.
Deep stainless sink fitted with pressure water and back up traditional bronze hand pump.
100 Litre freshwater flexible heavy-duty custom water storage tank.
Centre Cockpit
Beautiful teak construction fitted with traditional teak rimmed steering wheel and pedestal.
Steering controlled by reliable cable with renalds chain at steering head.
Also back up tiller assembly, which fits, directly to top of rudder through deck fitting.
Heavy-duty spray dodger, and full cockpit cover fitted new in 2012. Can be used as extra room when weather is wet.
New over boom-type awning for hot or wet summer days.
Removable canvas upholstered seat cushions (floatation),
Seat up to eight.
Storage lockers under, propane storage, and hand whale bilge pump.
Custom removable dining table fits to Teak steering pedestal fitted with good quality magnetic steering compass.
Speed log, Depth sounder, Flux gate compass readouts.
Engine control panel.
Radar mounted to be visible in Cockpit or can be swung in to be monitored from Saloon.
Engine room
Under cockpit fitted with 2x 210 Litre Diesel tanks.
1x Heavy duty 12 Volt Rule high capacity auto bilge pump.
Battery storage area.
New 1 ½” top quality custom propeller shaft machined to be reversible when needed. Fitted with new cutlass water lubricated bearing, matched three blade phosphor bronze propeller, and “”Spurs’ rope cutter.
Aft Cabin
2x berths with storage under and locker.
Fitted with traditional bronze port lights.
Traditional style brass lamps fitted with LED light bulbs.
Access to stern shaft gland.
Self Steering.
Hydrovane self steering system for long passage making fitted and available if required.
Life raft
Avon 4 man valise type, in good condition, (no current inspection cert).

Two CQR plough anchors.
200 Mtrs 10mm anchor chain.
Avon inflatable, transom type dinghy in very good condition.
Yamaha 4 HP out-board motor in very good condition, always flushed after use, available if required.
The diesel engine drives vessel like a tug boat with plenty of power to spare, but is also very economical to run, with a long range under power (2 Imp Gallons per hour at 2,500 RPM) equates to approximately 50 Hrs per refill at 6-7 knots resulting in approximately 300 miles range under engine power.


A most attractive and appealing Laurent Giles designed cruising yacht, the subject of much expenditure and offered in good order throughout. A capable passage maker and weatherly vessel currently ashore ready for commissioning this season. Regularly cruised to the West Country, Channel Islands, Scillies and many French Ports. Original design drawings available together with the builders’ specifications and past history. With a safe centre, cockpit Catspaw is ideal as a family boat and with her comparative shoal-draught very suitable for East Coast cruising.

GUIDE: £35,750

LYING: Isle of Wight

VIEWING: Through Classic Yacht Brokerage – 01905-356482 info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk

DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.