Raumati is named after the Maori word for summer sunshine and was probably the last Vertue to be built by Elkins. Their yard turned out more Vertues than any other, so her construction is impeccable, and was carried out with the finest materials available. Her teak on English oak hull is copper fastened whilst her oak floors are interspaced with cast bronze, with a bronze plate floor across the tuck of her after frames abaft the engine. Her deck is canvas covered over ply for lightness and water-tightness and her rig follows the standard Vertue pattern, which has been proved over so many years.
Raumati in Mylor over a decade ago.
Raumati leaving St. Lucia in 1999 during her Atlantic circuit.
- Laurent Giles design No: 420
- Builder: E H Elkins
- Launch Date: 1962
- Hull Material: Teak on English Oak
- Deck: Canvas over pine.
- Engine: Beta 12 hp diesel
- Ballast keel material: Lead
- Doghouse: Long
- Cockpit: Short
- Berths: Three
- Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop with inner forestay.
- Mast: Spruce with two pairs of spreaders
- Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls.
- Backstay arrangement: Single to boomkin with runners.
- Home Port: Fowey
- Current Owner: Gerry Williams
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- Other comments: Raumati is undergoing a seriously deep refit by the Williams family in Bodinnick