Sailing Islands aboard Rovinkind II

The Boat


Rovinkind II is a 1984 42ft Whitby staysail ketch with a bowsprit which we bought in May 2012 from Peter and Terry.

Peter and Terry owned and sailed her lovingly for 12 years and 12,000 miles – twice to the Caribbean with the Caribbean 1500 rally, twice back to Nova Scotia directly from the Caribbean. They spent a winter with her in the Bahamas with an ocean passage from Beaufort NC each way, and many many miles exploring the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean from the US Virgins to Martinique. With a travel history like that, we think she’ll be able to take us to the Caribbean herself. They have now become self-described CLODs – Cruisers Living On Dirt – and our good friends and wise advisors who have come to our rescue on a number of occasions with their intimate knowledge of the old girl.

Officially our boat is pronounced with “kind” with a soft “i” and her name means wandering child, being a combination of two words: “rovin’” – Irish for wandering and “kind” is German for child. However we pronounce kind like grind – as in escaping the daily “grind” of working in a cubicle.

The Specs


Type Center Cockpit
Manufacturer Whitby
Model Staysail Ketch
Length/LOA 42′ 0″
Beam 13’
Draft 5’
LWL 33’
Displacement 23,500 lb
Hull material Fiberglass/composite
Number of hulls 1
Propeller material Bronze
Cruise speed 6 knots
Max speed 8 knots
Water capacity 290 gal
Holding tank size 40 gal
Sleeps 7
Hull design Edward S. Brewer
Engine manufacturer Volvo
Engine model MD30A
Engine type Inboard 4 cyl
Engine drive Direct drive
Horsepower 62 hp
Engine year 1984
Engine hours 5190
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel capacity 210 gal
Propeller type Std. 3 blade
Keel type Long/full keel
Sail area 1000+ sq. ft.
Water 290 US gallons




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1 Comment
  1. I LOVE IT!!She’s beautiful :) And a GREAT choice for sailing to the Caribbean!! Thanks so much for the mention on your blog roll. Now that I know what your site address is I’ll add you to ours as well! We are so excited to follow your adventures south!!
    -Jody & Peter
    SV Mary Christine

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