See the World Now! This boat is solidly built and well equipped for world cruising . Designed by William Gardner and built in the US by Ron Rawson (who was known for building the first fiberglass commercial fishing boats for Alaska) this Cutter rigged Yacht is ready for any adventure. She has a full battened main, Profurl furling jib and a removable inner forestay for the hanked on Staysail. Solar Panels, Monitor Self Steering and lots more extras for liveaboard comfort and ease of voyaging. The Rawson 30-2 is a stretched and improved version of the venerable Rawson 30 with an attractive open interior and Blue water pedigree.
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Pacific Northwest Boat American boat builder Ron Rawson produced the first fiberglass commercial fishing boats for Alaska and then combined his famously strong construction with a design by the legendary William Gardner to create the Rawson 30, a rugged boutique world cruising sailboat.
After almost twenty years of production Rawson proudly released the Rawson Cruising II, a much more spacious and opulent rendition of the sturdy sail anywhere yacht. This yacht is perhaps the best equipped Rawson on the water with a five foot plus bowsprit, removable inner forestay cutter rig, Profulrl furling, Andersen 40 self tailing winches, solar panels , monitor Windvane, watermaker autopilot , radar and more. This Yacht has been designed and equipped for ocean voyaging. Sailing author John Kretchmer characterized the Rawson as a little known quality boat that "fell through the cracks" . Because of this her price is very favorable compared to better known boats but her timeless design and high quality American build are second to none.
If you want a rugged proven voyaging yacht that you can afford with the timeless quality to sail the world this might be the boat for you!
Starting at the Bow this Yacht has Pro Furl Roller Furling Jib and a removable inner Staysail with the proven reliability of hanked on sails. The Simpson Lawrence two speed manual windalass manages the all chain rode and the bow mounted ground tackle. The six inch high fiberglass bulwarks with built- in scuppers that keep you safe on the foredeck and the massive stainless Sampson post that keeps this yacht safe at anchor are typical of the quality and design of this Yacht.
She has a telescoping spinnaker pole mounted on her mast which also features folding mast steps, barient winches and two rope clutches.
Her Deck is rock solid with virtually no give or flex.
Moving aft from the mast you will notice two 75 watt solar panels mounted on the rigid dodger which also features secure stainless steel hand rails on the side and top. The Dodger windows were replaced in 2011 and are protected by Sunbrella covers when not at Sea.
The Mainsail is a full batten UK Sails main along with Harkin Batt cars.
The deep and very secure cockpit features an Edson steering pedestal and wheel and four winches including a pair of Self tailing Andersen 40's and blocks and secondary winches so that all sail trim options can be handled whether flying a tiny storm staysail or deploying the asymmetrical spinnaker from its sock for a downwind cruise. Four large cockpit drains ensure that the cockpit will drain quickly in even the roughest conditions.
Aft of the cockpit the stainless push pit features a teak mount for the dingy outboard as well as small antennas for the Garmin GPS. Further aft is the Monitor Windvane which comes with a light air and heavy weather paddle for electric free steering .
Stepping below you encounter steps rather than a ladder as you descend into the main salon. The top step contains drawers for tools etc . The lower steps fold out for excellent engine, alternator and charge controller access.
The galley is to starboard and features a three burner gimballed princess Force 10 stove with oven that is securely attached to the boat in case of severe weather. The gallery also has a refrigerator with freezer, sliding door cabinets and a deep stainless sink .
On the port side of the companionway is a full size quarterberth that is 6'6 in length with a large storage compartment above the sleeping area. Above the head of the quarter (or pilot berth ) is access to the VHF, SSB, GPS and other electronics. There is an inverter and power source as well.
Stepping forward into the salon there is 6'2 headroom and a very open floor plan when the table is folded up. The owner's wife calls this the "yoga floor" because there is so much open space.
Two high efficiency Hella fans compliment the eight opening ports and large hatch in the fore peak with ventilation and add to the bright and airy feeling of the salon. A pioneer stereo with remote and iPod/computer input and audiophile Cambridge Soundworks speakers provide high quality audio on the water.
The starboard settee is over six two in length and features cherry bookshelves. Above the sleeping area, the settee back rest disguises a storage area or mounts as a crib like sea berth and has storage lockers beneath.
The large table is mounted on a bulkhead and is easily deployed or stowed with a folding leg that attaches to one of the floor boards in heavy weather. The table has a large leaf that can extend to accommodate over four people,or can remain down in "low profile mode" which is still big enough for a full size chart. In keeping with the voyaging design and outfitting of this yacht, the floors can be securely attached for heavy weather so they will not dislodge at any angle of heel. When the table is lowered into place it reveals shelves cherry wood shelves.
The port settee is also over 6'2 in length and can fold out to be a full size double bunk. Above this bunk are lockable wooden cabinets.
Stepping forward through a bulkhead and cherry wood privacy door, one enters the fore peak. To starboard is a full length hanging locker.
To port is the head with a porcelain lavac marine head, sink, mirror and shelving. A drain in the floor of this room makes it optimal for hanging wet gear, or bathing. The head also has it's own opening port for optimal ventilation.
Continuing forward one finds a large and roomy V-berth with storage beneath, great headroom, cabinets, individual reading lights, more opening ports and a large Bowmar Hatch.
At the foot of V-berth is a teak door that allows access to the voluminous chain locker.
The Company 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.