Originally Posted by vagrant
Hello all. I have a vagabond 41 which I purchased from the customs
in the uk 13 years ago. She had been caught with more than her fair share of drugs on board.
I know she was built in Italy
and is a completely different boat to the 42's and 47's. I believe they are Taiwan
built boats. However apart from that I know nothing about her. Her previous owners were residing in prison when I purchased her.
She is a lovely blue water
cruiser in which I have crossed the Atlantic four times. Also around Britain five times.
Can anybody give me any information about her ie. designer
and or builders?
What you want to know? We have a Vagabond too (BABA II
), it's a heavy and strong bluewater cruiser. It wasn't a cheap
boat, Sciomachen goal was to build a heavy weather
boat for real sailor (in his mind a 25 Hp would have been enough). There are mainly 2 interiors: three cabins or four, some have a pilot house with double steering
(you loose storage
in cockpit). They have been build near Garda or in Fano (le Marche), the second builder
made the outfit and interiors for the Wally's. You know that it's really heavy and not made for light winds with her 16 tons, on the otherside you can go near confortably with 30/40 knots without reducing sails
. No osmisis have been noticed on this hulls. Maximum care of masts compression
plates and unfortunatly, due to rudder
ending at stern a wind
pilot is hard to fit