Certificate no 3019
Status Registered
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Details

Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Crinan
Vessel type Ketch
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder King & Sons, H, Pinmill
Built in 1935
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
35.00 feet (10.67 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
Depth
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Air Draft
40.00 feet (12.19 m)
Tonnage: Gross
10.00

History

RAWANAH is a gaff ketch designed by Maurice Griffiths and built by Harry King & Sons, Suffolk, in 1935.  She was registered in Ipswich to Hubert Arnold Brown, a good friend of Maurice Griffiths and who had commissioned the build, and then the vessel passed to the Jersey Register on 3 November 1950 when she was bought by the Hollick brothers at St Lawrence, Jersey.

She features in Maurice Griffiths' book 'Little Ships & Shoal Waters' recounting a voyage he made, together with Hubert Brown, from Oban to East Tarbert. The book also contains line drawings and sail plan.  She was in the ownership of one family for 42 years.

Between 2005 and 2015, RAWANAH sailed thousands of miles to the Outer and Inner Hebrides, Orkney and Faroe Isles, Scilly Isles, Ireland three times including a circumnavigation in July 2008. She won the 'Cock o' the Bristol Channel Race' with courses of 80 and 50 miles competing against the Bristol Channel cutter fleet. In all those sea miles RAWANAH proved herself to be a sea kindly, robust vessel, gentle on the helm, making good passage time and capable in rough weather.

 

Key dates

  • 1935

    Built by Harry King of Pin Mill

  • 1950

    Passed to the Jersey Register

  • 2010

    Registration lapsed and cancelled in 2014

  • 2001

    New large staysail fitted

  • 2003

    Topsail fitted along with small staysail, running chute, mizzen staysail, large lightweight jib, flying jib and sotrm trysail

  • 2004

    Engine installed to replace the original british Thorneycroft petrol engine of about 15 bhp 2-cylinder, 3.5x4.5 bore/stoke

  • 2004

    Engine installed to replace the original british Thorneycroft petrol engine of about 15 bhp 2-cylinder, 3.5x4.5 bore/stoke

  • 2008

    New mizzen installed

  • 2000-2010

    Sailed thousands of miles to the Outer & Inner Hebrides, Orkney and Faroe isles, Scilly Isles and Ireland including a circumnavigation in July 2008

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