Rose of Arden Design : Published 1938 


Romadi, a Rose of Arden class Harrison Butler yacht

Globe Trotting Romadi; 1976 & 1982 sightings.
At the HBA we've had a couple of tantisiling news snippets regarding Romadi such as this extract from the Log Book of Yonne sent in by Bill Mills.
"Cruising in the West Indies.
Tuesday 13 April 1976.
St Kitts to Virgin Gorda.
Yonne came to Anchor in 2 Fthm off Spanish Town. A small boat headed out from the shore and came alongside. Surprise, surprise ! It was Dan Bowen Skipper of the delightful Harrison Butler yacht Romadi. Equally delightful was the two Cans of Beer he brought with him, complete with Ice Cubes on top. Dan was working here as Skipper for a Charter Company, earning a very welcome £120 a week. He had spotted Yonne approaching and recognized the design. I was to meet up with Dan later out here. I found Virgin Gorda a dreary, boring place, full of tourists with appropriate high prices, so I swiftly moved on".
Romadi later, in 1982, was cruising in Scotland. The link section, below, gives an account as she arrives back from her voyage to the West Indies.
If you know where Romadi is now, do let me know.

Romadi Statistics
Built : 1949 by Mashford Brothers in Cremyll, Plymouth
LOA : 28' 0" + 2' bowspit
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 7"
Draught : 5' 0"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 180201, Plymouth

Romadi Custodians & Home Ports
Daniel D Roten (?-?1984-1994-?) Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Dan Brown (1973-1980-?) Bursledon
JM Henshaw & Gwylfa Evans (1966-1972) Poole
Mr & Mrs GO Liddell (?-1965) Poole
Basil F Stephens (?-1963-?) Plymouth
PH Dodgson (?-1959-1960-?) Plymouth
WL Ferrier (1952-1954-?) Plymouth 
Dr GA Gassman (?-1951) Plymouth

Romadi Links
Blog on Romadi's adventures in Scotland in 1982

Page last updated : April 2016


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