Classic Sail Yacht

Schooner Rosemary Ruth


for Sale

LOA: 40 ft
Draft: 5.5 feet (1.67m)
Designer: Tom Colvin
Builder: McConnell Marine
Rig: Gaff Schooner
Hull, deck and cabin sides/ends: Welded steel, 10gauge (3.5mm) plate
Cabintops: plywood with glass laminate
Masts: hollow spruce, varnished, with galvanized caps

Rosemary Ruth is a rugged, beautiful, classic-looking 40' (12.3metre) hard-chine steel schooner. Professionally built to very high standards by McConnell Marine to Tom Colvin's Yin Yang design, she was launched in 1981. She has been featured in the book Yacht Style, by Dan Spurr.
She turns heads everywhere she goes.

The present owner owned Rosemary Ruth for three years. In that time, he completed a refit, and sailed her about 4,000 miles. The boat was up for singlehanded sailing and bluewater cruising.

A significant advantage of the gaff-rigged schooner is that the sails are broken up into smaller, more easily handled sizes. Handling a smaller sail is physically easier, an important point when the wind really kicks up. While the rig looks more complicated, in reality it makes single-handed sail handling easier, because the sail sizes are more manageable and you have more options to choose from. Sailing a gaff-rigged schooner is never dull, the wide variety of sail combinations allows a lot of room for experimenting.

The yacht has done a lot of daysails, evening sails and weekends in and around New York harbor, year round. She has also sailed to Virginia and back three times (700 mile trips), participating each time in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (Rosemary Ruth is not a racing boat, but schooner races are much more events than races).

The boat is complete as listed, and ready to go to sea, or to move aboard.
Delivery is available anywhere in the North Atlantic.
Schooner sailing instructions are also available.

Rosemary Ruth is in great condition and is a really fun boat to sail and to hang out on.

The owner bought a bigger boat (another steel schooner), and can't afford two boats, so Rosemary Ruth is now looking for a new owner.

Asking price is $49,000

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Booms, gaffs, bowsprit: spruce, varnished, galvanized fittings
Stays and Shrouds: 1x19 stainless
Turnbuckles: open type, chrome plated bronze
Toggles: stainless
Wire end fittings: Sta-Lok
Running Rigging: 3-strand, pre-stretched, New England Ropes polyester (Dacron), 7/16" and 1/2" diameter
Sails: All polyester (Dacron), in good or like-new condition.

Mainsail with two sets of reef points
Storm jib (like new condition), made by Jasper & Bailey (for Rosemary Ruth), very heavy-duty, designed for sustained winds to 50knots.
There is also an ORC-type storm jib (not shown).
Storm trysail (like new condition), made by Jasper & Bailey, very heavy-duty, designed for sustained winds to 50 knots.
Storm Trysail can be set on either mainmast or foremast.
The chart table and navigation equipment is in the aft cabin, so the on-watch person can make whatever noise they need to (ie use the VHF) without disturbing the off-watch, who sleep in the forward cabin when underway. At anchor or at the dock, the aft cabin berth slides out to become a double bed. This mattress is stuffed with a combination of regular foam and memory foam and is very comfortable.
Engine: Reliable Volvo-Penta MD3B, 36HP diesel, electric start, dual fuel-filters/water-separators

Propeller: 2-blade bronze
Great anchoring system includes Windlass: Muir Hercules, two-speed chain & rope manual windlass.
Anchors: 2 x 45lb (20kg) genuine CQR anchors, on hefty rollers on bowsprit platform.
Primary Rode: 220' (67m) 3/8" BBB chain (in chain locker) plus up to 600' 5/8" 3-strand polyester (Dacron) rope on a spool in forepeak.
Secondary Rode: about 80' 3/8" chain and about 150' 3/4" nylon rope stowed belowdecks, just forward of chain locker.
Extra chain: about 180' of 3/8" BBB chain, currently stored in an SS tank in forepeak. I intended to cut this into two lengths of chain, and stow it in the bilge, but it could be left as one piece, either where it is, or moved elsewhere.
6man Viking SOLAS-grade valise liferaft, manufactured Sept/2007. Box for this liferaft is under construction ondeck.
Lifesling throwable flotation device.
Many lifejackets (PFDs)
Hillerange 3 burner kerosene (paraffin) stove with oven. Fuel tank is in engine room.
Two built-in iceboxes, insulated with 4" of insulation.
Lockers with cane wicking for ventilation.
Galley footpump for freshwater. Ametek drinking water filter with many spare cartridges.
Galley footpump for saltwater.
LED running lights
LED and fluorescent interior lights
LED compass light
Two group-27 Delco Voyager deep-cycle batteries, well-protected in plywood battery boxes. Additional two battery boxes so there can be a total of 4 group 27 batteries.
Engine has an alternator, not sure of the size.
Garmin GPS 152 built-in GPS with external antenna.
Furuno NX 300 NAVTEX receiver
Raymarine Radar/Chartplotter, connected to GPS, with Heads-up display, mini-ARPA collision avoidance, guard zones, power-saving modes, chart overlays.
Radar reflector (Davis) hung in rigging.
Uniden UM525 VHF radio with fog signals, DSC, loudhailer functionality.
Professional Mariner 20/25 110VAC builtin battery charger
Isolation Transformer for shore power 1200 watt 110VAC inverter

Steering compass with LED light, guarded by stainless steel cage

Some of the miscellaneous equipment included:
• Hand Bearing Compass
• Shore power cord
• PFDs
• 200 watt inverter
• Safety harnesses
• First Aid kit
• several charts and books
• lots of spare rope
• tools
• pots, pans, etc

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