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Design No. 0244

Built for: Major H. W. Hall, OBE MC
Builder: Port Hamble, England
Date designed: 1955

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 48’ 2” (14.69 m)
Datum: 40’ 0” (12.19 m)
Beam Max: 12’ 3″ (3.73 m)
Draft: 6’ 11/4” (1.86 m)
Displacement tons: 25.30
T.M.: 26 tons

One time escort boat for Anthony Boyden’s Soveriegn 12m Americas Cup challenger, it is believed that Ravahine was in the Guinness Book of Records for towing Sovereign from Miami to Newport R.I. for the America’s Cup as being the longest tow of one yacht by another yacht.

Ravahine also had a cameo appearance in the 1974 Sophia Loren and Richard Burton remake of the movie Brief Encounter.

Ravahine was powered by two “U” 12 Foden diesels, and had a complicated but very strong drive system whereby her shafts extended beyond her props and were supported by skegs in cutlass bearings. These skegs also supported her rudders that were notched to allow the shafts to be withdrawn when on full lock.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Ravahine, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Model Plans

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Full set of Stock Building Plans

24429 General Arrangement low res

A replica of Ravahine can be constructed from the original 1946 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints