RAMA was professionally built in France by the acclaimed Chantiers Maritimes de Paimpol et Fecamp in 1984 but only finally commissioned in the October 2000. Her owners wanted an easy to handle, strong yet fast aluminium yacht for extended passage making worldwide. RAMA is a round bilge, twin rudder centreboard design with twin engines. The 150 kg positive buoyant centreboard is operated by two hydraulic rams, electric and manual options and is a joy to use. The switch to operate the board is at your fingertips at the helm. She has a massively strong rig, welded chainplates and all new standing rigging in 2018.
The whole yacht was repainted in Phuket in 2018, 'International' paint and included the mast and boom.
A very strong build, the yacht is a true globe trotter and will carry 2-8 people in comfort. One owner from new and highly recommended.
The interior of this yacht is very interesting and well thought out. A three cabin yacht and an open feel to it. Fully aft are two doubles, both 1.5m x 2.0m beds, with a bathroom/day head serving both. This bathroom has an electric head, basin with hot and cold pressurised water plus foot pumped fresh water. The saloon and seating is a U-shape, comfy seating on either tack, a beautiful double leaf table, with the galley tucked neatly adjacent. Moving forward, the twin engines are very well housed and insulated, with tools and a workshop area to starboard. Full forward the owner’s double cabin is large, the bed measures 2.5m x 2.0m, with the second bathroom just aft. This bathroom is complete with a LAVAC manual head, shower and sink. It also houses the washing machine, a 220VAC FAURE (2008).
The fit out throughout the yacht is beautiful and the light elm wood makes for such a bright interior.
A good design, all stainless steel countertop, two s/s sinks and a separate s/s draining sink. Hot and cold pressurised water, foot pumped fresh water, foot pumped sea water. The oven is an all stainless steel body EQUATOR 2. Top loading 120 litre FRIGSTAR, both 12VDC and 220VAC. Hot water from the RARITAN 45 litre heater, shore power or engine heat exchanger.
Two. The forward head is a LAVAC manual. Aft head is an electric JABSCO (2015).
One hot and cold in owner’s bathroom fwd. Cockpit shower, cold only.
The yacht's AC system is 240 Volt, heavy duty HUBBEL 30 amp shore power lead, HUBBEL inlet and 30 amp galvanic isolator. SHARK 12/1200 INVERTER 12V - 230V. TECPRO 12 volt 40 amp battery charger. The yacht's DC system is 12VDC.
2 x 230 amp AGM (2014) and 1 x 170 amp AGM House bank.
Port engine start battery: 12 volt 110 amp AGM (2014).
Starboard engine start battery: 12 volt 110 amp AGM (2019).
Four 110 watt solar panels c/w BLUE SKY controller.
Main engines each have a 75 amp 12 volt alternator, internally regulated.
Two propshaft alternators.
Portable HONDA 20i petrol genset
A powerful cutter rig. The triple spreader rig was unstepped by Precision Shipwrights in Phuket in 2018 and re painted, all new lights, halyards etc installed. The brand new standing rigging is immensely strong, 14mm headstay equipped with a titanium ProFurl system, 12mm staysail stay equipped with a titanium Profurl 42 system. The adjustable backstay is 14mm, shrouds 12mm. Running backs. Turnbuckles are ACMO. Twin poles and tracks. LED spreader lights.
Cockpit / deck winches:
2.8m Hypalon AB LAMINA alloy RIB (2012). 15hp YAMAHA (2006). 2hp YAMAHA (2006).