Rampart 48

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14.40m (47'3")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 100hp, Parson (Ford) (1965)

Isle of Wight

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Extra Details

Designer Horace Desty
Builder Desty Yard, Southampton
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 1,181.8 ltr (260.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Parson (Ford) (1965)
Engine Hours Engine1: 8000 engine2: 7862
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 2.4KVA
Engine spares tick

Engine hours approximate. All mechanicals meticulously maintained and lots of spares included.
Electrically she is self sufficient with solar panels, wind and diesel generators


LOA 14.40m (47'3")
LWL 14.00m (45'11")
Beam 3.59m (11'9")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.69m (5'7")
Storage On marina


Other rigged Original Wood spars (1965) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Other sails Steadying sail aft (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power,, generator


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Raymarine C120 chartplotter
Garmin Fishfinder 100
Cobra DSC VHF radio
Pint Auto Helm
Philips Navigator GPS
Racal Decca Navtex
HF radio
Garmin Echo 101 (exterior helm position)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
4 anchors
(1x CQR, 2x Danforth, 1x Fisherman's)
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
2hp outboard, Suzuki, Long Shaft (1980)

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Petrol Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Also engine driven bilge pump

Broker's Comments

During the 1950s and ’60s the Rampart Boat Building Works was one of the best known motor yacht yards in England. It had a reputation for building sturdy, quality gentlemen’s motor boats that were traditional in style while being fast, well specified and having good seakeeping abilities.

The Rampart 48 was at that time their biggest and they built just one a year. Each boat has a different fit out, bespoke to their buyer's original specification. This particular layout makes her ideal for living aboard, plenty of accommodation without sacrificing deck space and still very much fit to go to sea.

She's only in her second ownership since build and has the advantage of always being maintained to a high standard. Whilst still mainly original she has been modernised cleverly and has all the home comforts required. That said she is very much in commission and with some normal stowing for sea (everything has a place) you'd be off the dock and heading out in no time.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Rampart 48 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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