‘Rona’ is a stunning Classic Stow and Sons Ketch built in 1895. She is presented in very good condition having been well cared for throughout her life by enthusiastic and knowlegeable owners. As with any classic yacht ‘Rona’ requires constant care and attention and has been kept in great shape, including the addition of modern comforts such as electric heads and air-conditioning.
‘Rona’ underwent an extensive refit in 1995-97 and was bought by her current owner in 2017, at which time she had a full survey and all survey items have been since been addressed by the current owner. Viewing is highly recommended to be able to appreciate this beatuiful classic yacht has to offer. General Information’Rona’ is a stunning Classic Stow and Sons Ketch built in 1895. She is presented in very good condition having been well cared for throughout her life by enthusiastic and knowlegeable owners. As with any classic yacht ‘Rona’ requires constant care and attention and has been kept in great shape, including the addition of modern comforts such as electric heads and air-conditioning. ‘Rona’ underwent an extensive refit in 1995-97 and was bought by her current owner in 2017, at which time she had a full survey and all survey items have been since been addressed by the current owner. Viewing is highly recommended to be able to appreciate this beatuiful classic yacht has to offer. Construction’Rona’ is a classic Stow and Sons cutter rigged ketch, originally built in 1895. She has a centreline structure of English Oak, with grown English Oak frames set at 20″ centres and are 4 3/4″ deep and 8″ wide, and sawn English Oak frames set at 13″ centres, 4″ by 4″ with some doubled at lower ends. The floors are of forged iron 3 1/2″ width, 1 1/2″ depth tapering to 1/2″. Beam shelves and springers are also of English Oak. ‘Rona’ features 2″ teak hull planking, all of which was removed during her 1945/50 rebuild and refastened using bronze bumps Her garboards are 2” sawn English Oak (new 1995), deck beams are English Oak (new 1985), deck planking is 1 7/8” teak (new 1985) and her decks were re-caulked in 2008. Bulwark stanchions are English Oak, 3” sided sheathed above deck with 3/8” teak 1994/6. Bulwark planking is 7/8” teak (new 1994/6). All deck joinery is solid teak, gloss varnished all replaced 1995/97. Her Doghouse replaced in 1989.The mast was repaired at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 2011 & 2013. The mizzen was repaired in 2015. The main mast was stripped backed and varnished in 2013 and the mizzen in 2015. MechanicalThis Classic Stow and Sons Ketch is powered by a Perkins M130C 130hp diesel engine (1996/97) with 3603 engine hours. The engine is fresh water cooled via an heat exchanger. ‘Rona’ is driven by an hydraulic drive routed aft to a Volvo hydraulic motor (1996/97) with an hydraulic oil cooler (1998), and a Timex high grade stainless steel shaft (1996/97) with three-brade bronze propeller (1998). This Stow and Sons Classic Ketch is also fitted with a Northern Lights generator and air-conditioning. Sails and RiggingRona is a classic Stow and Sons cutter rigged ketch. She features the following rigging: Sitka Spuce spars, gloss finished: * Main mast by Harry Spencer (1992), repaired 2011 and 2013, revarnished 2013. * Main boom by Harry Spencer (1995/97), re-varnished 2013 * Mizzen mast by AG Blair (1995/97), repaired and re-varnished 2015 * Mizzen boom by AG Blair (1995/97), re-varnished 2015 * Staysail boom by AG Blair (1995/97), re-varnished 2007 * Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 1997 * Dynema halyards, leathered eyes with Tylaska T20’s (2001) * Main mast runners with leather protectors (2001) * Solid bronze masthead fittings (1995/97) * Stainless steel rigging pins and shroud plates by Formula spars (1997) * Blocks custom made with bronze frames * Lewmar titanium topping lift blockSAILS Sails on board this Stow and Sons cutter rigged ketch, include: * Doyle mainsail with 3 reefs, classic cream 1997 * Doyle mizzen with 2 reefs, classic cream 1997 * Doyle staysail with 1 reef, classic cream 1997 * Doyle yankee/flyer no.1, classic cream 1997 * Doyle yankee/flyer no.2, classic cream 1997 * Sanders Sails genoa, classic cream 1998 * Doyle mizzen staysail, white 1997 * Sanders Sails asymmetric spinnaker with sock, white 2007 * Doyle Asymmetric Spinnaker 2012 Her winches include: * Two bronze Lewmar44ST winches on boom port and starboard * One bronze Lewmar 30 winch on mast starboard * One Arco-Hutton 52ST winch on mast port * Two bronze Lewmar 66ST mounted forward of mizzen mast * Two bronze Lewmar 46ST mounted next to mizzen mast * The bronze winches were new in 1997 Ground TackleGround tackle on board this Classic Stow and Sons Yacht includes: * 2x (1 port, 1 starboard) bronze Lewmar 3000 hydraulic vertical mounted capstans and warping drums * 2x 80m approx. galvanized calibrated chain (1997) * 145lb CQR galvanized anchor (1997) * Fortress FX125 anchor AccommodationsAccommodation is provided within three cabins, and additional berths in the dog house and saloon. Forward to port and starboard are two bunk cabins, aft of the forward cabins is a bathroom with electric head, porcelain sink and shower. Aft is an owners cabin featuring a double berth and a further single berth. There is an ensuite bathroom with electric head, and sink. Two further berths are provided in the doghouse above the aft cabin. There are also two pipe cots in the saloon, above each sofa. ‘Rona’ features Cruisair reverse cycle air-conditioning units forward and aft. All upholstery and mattresses were replaced in 2007. Navigation InstrumentsThis Stow and Sons Classic Yacht is equipped with the following navigation equipment: At chart table: * B&G Hydra speed/depth/wind/nav * B&G Hydra Pilot autopilot * Raytheon R20XX radar – debatable whether functioning * Raytheon Raychart 610 – non functioning * Icom SSB ic-M700UK – non functioning * One Icom handheld VHF * Raymarine Ray 240 VHF * Sea Map computer navigator – old computer * Lowrance HDS5 * Furuno GPS/WASS Navigator At helm position: * Sestrel steering compass * B&G speed * B&G Wind Direction * B&G Magnified Wind Direction * B&G Wind Speed * B&G Depth * B&G Compas (electric) * B&G Rudder angle * B&G Hydra Pilot autopilot Electrical’Rona’ underwent a complete rewire of her electrical systems in her 1995/97 refit. Electrical systems include: * 24v main engine start batteries (2 x 12v 105ah batteries) * 24v domestic system (14 x 12v 105ah batteries) * 12v 105ah gel battery for generator start * Victron 24v 80ah battery charger for domestic batteries 2014 * Victron 24/3000 Phoenix Inverter – 2014 * Victron 24v 25ah battery charger for engine batteries * Perkins 75amp engine alternator * Additional 100amp engine alternator * Northern Lights 7.5Kva generator (1996/97) – 3110 hours run * 240v ring main * Shore power Additional EquipmentGeneral Equipment: * Navigation lights * Spreader lights on main and mizzen masts * Warps * Fenders * CD/radio player Covers: * Doyle sail covers for main, mizzen and staysail * Covers for all deck equipment including winches, dorades, hatches etc * Overall winter boat cover Safety: * Forward and aft automatic bilge pumps * Manual bilge pump * Manual and automatic fire extinguishers (date unknown) * Two Life rings * 11x Inflatable life jackets DisclaimerNicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. * As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended. * This boat is lying in Nongsa, Indonesia. * © 2019 Nicolle Associates …*