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strip plank hulls ply decks
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Daggerboards or LAR keels

Romany Dimensions

LOA 10.4m
LWL 9.9m
Beam OA 6.2m
Weight empty 2.5T
Weight to WL 4T
Headroom hulls 1.9m
Headroom cuddy 1.85m
Sail Area 55.3 sqm
Draft 0.9m
Mast length 13.5m

This is a larger version of the Gypsy and is a 34' offshore cruiser. It has essentially the same cuddy as Gypsy as that has proven a comfortable size for a couple and occasional guests. The hulls though are much larger and contain genuine double berths and a large shower area. In fact we found that in practice the forward bunks are also wide enough to be used as doubles (despite what the drawings show)

Loading capacity is much increased and there is sufficient displacement to carry the stores needed for a long voyage. Seakindliness and speed are also improved when compared to Gypsy. However the Romany has a chined hull rather than dory shaped. This more nearly approximates to a round bilge hull and leads to a more comfortable motion. A round bilge hull is also available - the cuddy, cockpit and hull interior are the same regardless of the hull shape

In May 2008 we bought a home built Romany to replace our Eclipse and we used it to sail in the Bahamas. So the Romany featured significantly on the year reviews of 2008 - 2010We sold Romany in 2010. It then left on yet another Bahamas cruise (Romany's 4th visit to the Bahamas in 6 years!)

To see more about our Romany please CLICK HERE

More on Building a Romany HERE

More on the Romany Interior HERE

More on Sailing a Romany HERE

Romany Owner's Comments HERE

Romany Videos HERE

Romany Materials List HERE

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