Designed by Munslow and Jackson, built by Roamer Boat Sales of Sandwich in 1983 – Major re-build completed 2004.
Tough triple keeled 36ft chined steel hulled cruising ketch with enclosed wheelhouse and aft cockpit. Accommodation for 4.
New diesel engine in 2013 and new standing rigging in 2011.
Red painted chined steel hull with white boot top. Full length long centre keel with encapsulated ballast and bilge plates p&s. Skeg hung rudder with hydraulically operated wheel steering from pilothouse. Emergency tiller.
Underwater surfaces shot blasted, primed & painted 2011.
Cream painted deck of 5mm plate shot blasted, primed and painted inside and out in 2004 with side deck being GRP sheathed.
Self draining aft cockpit of oiled/varnished teak and teak faced marine ply with iroko cockpit grating.
GRP foam sandwiched superstructure, white painted & cream non slip.
2004 interior joinery of varnished teak and Iroko with tiled surface in galley area.
2013 Volvo Penta D2-55 Bobtail 55hp naturally aspirated 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine with heat exchanger and wet exhaust. Professionally fitted by Volspec including new drive train.
2013 Volvo Penta MS25L-A reversing reduction gearbox driving a shaft driven 3 bladed propeller via a flexible shaft coupling.
Flex mounts. Electric start. Single lever controls.. Approx. 90 engine hours since new. Cruising speed 6 knots @ 2,000 rpm and max 7 knots.
Fuel - 200 gallons in two pairs of nylon tanks.
Freshwater - 140 gallons fresh water with hot and cold pressurised system.
Holding tank – 15 gallons.
12 Volt system - 3 lead acid batteries (engine start and 2 x domestic) charged by engine driven alternator & Solar panel.12v LED interior lighting throughout.
Standard sail and motor navigation lights with deck floods and tri-white at masthead. Re-wired 2002. 2 x 2004 electric windscreen wipers.
240 Volt system - 2004 Invac Duo 15amp battery charger through shore power system with 4 x 13amp sockets below.
Masthead Bermudan ketch.
Silver anodised alloy, deck stepped masts, slab reefing Sailspar booms and mast stowed spinnaker pole.
Main mast steps.
1 x 19 s/steel wire standing rigging – new 2011
Rotostay headsail furling gear.
Terylene running rigging.
Lewmar winches – 2 x 34ST headsail sheet.
2 x halyard on main mast and one on mizzen.
2003 slab reefing mainsail.
Roller Genoa (valet and new UV sacrificial strip 2015).
Slab reefing mizzen.
Blue mainsail and mizzen zip up lazybags with Lazyjacks
Four berths in two cabins with full standing headroom. Fwd 2003 windows and skylight in coachroof.
2004 blue velour upholstery. Carpet tiles on cabin sole.
2004 hot & cold pressure water system (hot from 2004 Rinnai gas heater with external flue).
Dickinson Newport charcoal cabin heater. Oil lamp.
Separate head to port with 2009 Blake manual sea toilet piped to holding tank, ceramic wash basin, shower with teak grating, Gulper shower pump from sump, and storage locker. Hanging locker to starboard with six shelves. Saloon with U shaped dinette to port which can be converted to a double berth, half settee berth to starboard. Lockers / book shelves outboard and storage under and behind settees. Galley – refitted 2004 – aft to port with s/steel sink unit with two sinks, mixer tap, h&c pressure water, tiled work surface and splash back, lockers above and below, Smev four burner gas hob. Engel swingmotor 12/240v chest fridge/freezer and excellent stowage for crockery, cutlery etc. Steps up to enclosed wheelhouse with helmsman’s stool, extending chart table, instruments, electrical panels and sliding windows to port & starboard. Door to good size aft cockpit with stowage and gas locker.
Autohelm hand bearing compass.
Clock, barometer, tide clock.
All instruments 2004 and interfaced.
Seago 4 man canister packed liferaft – service due 3/16.
Lifesling MOB system.
Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights.
Plastimo safety ladder,
4 x Fire extinguishers.
Lofrans Tigres electric anchor winch (New in 2012) with 10mm chain gypsy and warping drum.
2012 35lb Manson Supreme bower anchor, 40m 10mm galv’ chain & warp. 30lb CQR anchor, 12m chain and 50m warp.
20lb Fisherman kedge anchor. 2004
2 x auto electric bilge pumps.
S/steel double roller stemhead fitting.
Galvanised Sampson post and mooring cleats
White painted stanchions and bases with iroko hand rail and gates p&s.
Iroko grab handles on coachroof.
S/steel davits on stern.
2004 blue dodgers with name.
1 x std and 1 x telescopic boathooks.
Folding stainless steel boarding ladder.
Mooring warps. Fenders.
Gas locker (for 2 x 6lb Camping Gaz cylinders), Alde gas leak detector.
Teak swivelling cockpit table.2003 Walker Bay ridged tender in davits, acrylic cover, oars and sailing rig.
“Roamer” was one of the last of these heavy duty live aboard cruisers to be
built and was completely re-fitted between 2002 and 2004. She was stripped out to a bare hull, treated, painted and then re-built to a high standard with new bulkheads, joinery, tankage, piping, galley, instrumentation at a cost of some £40,000. She is in really excellent shape and ready to go.
This is an ideal live aboard, go anywhere cruiser, tough enough to take the ground if required and perfect for exploring the more out of the way bays and harbours where she might be required to do so.
A fine tough vessel and well worth viewing.
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information enclosed and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.