Rampart 48

Live Aboard with Holding Tank
£35,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  272236
  • Length  ·  14.09m
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 120hp, Ford Sabre (1981)
  • Lying  ·  Nr Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewing by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Desty Brothers
Builder Rampart Boat Building Co. Ltd
Lying Nr Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewing by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 9.1 ltr (2.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots

Spring 2020 Engines Run Up
2017 Engines serviced (3 hours approx. usage since)
Two cast bronze rudders and bronze A brackets for the shafts
2 x inverters (1 x 5000w & 1 x 1000w)
Exide deep cycle batteries


Length 14.09m
LWL 14.00m
Beam 3.59m
Draft Min 1.37m
Draft Max 1.37m
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.89m
Storage On marina


Other rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

2017 Hull Scrub & Anti-foul


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)

Fridges x 2
Wood burner in saloon
Macerator fitted
Forward cabin currently converted into a utility room
LED Lighting

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Fridges x 2
Wood burner in saloon
Macerator fitted
Forward cabin currently converted into a utility room
LED Lighting

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder

Electric windlass (with remote control)
4 anchors
(Fortress, Fisherman’s, CQR)
45.00m of chain
Twin Helm Positions

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Rampart 48 was the biggest of a long line of Gentlemen's Cruisers built at the Rampart Boat Building Co. Ltd. Southampton. We understand that they used to build one boat per year, with each example being fitted out to a buyers exact specification. We believe that this example was the last one to be built.

Well known and loved, they have a good following. There is an active Rampart owners club that arranges annual gatherings of boats & their owners, as well as providing a very interesting information archive and a quarterly magazine.

Presently used as a live aboard in the Plymouth area, this example is spacious, comfortable, well laid out and provides a lovely home environment. There is a dual heating system fitted, consisting of a diesel hot blown air system and a log burner located in the saloon.

The large master aft cabin has an ensuite toilet and handbasin and there is an additional twin cabin with two generous sized berths. The forward cabin is currently used as a utility room by the present owners and there’s a well equipped galley and comfortable saloon. There are two heads, a shower, a holding tank and a macerator fitted. Head room is good throughout.

The current mooring is available to rent and a survey can be easily arranged at the current location.
A great opportunity to acquire a spacious live aboard in a tranquil, picturesque part of Cornwall.

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 Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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