Mark Cameron Yachts

Arthur Robb 36′ Yawl ‘CASQUET’ – SOLD

Rowhedge Iron Works / Arthur Robb 'Casquet'

We are delighted to announce the successful sale of the Arthur Robb 36′ Yawl ‘CASQUET’.

From the board of the famous Arthur C. Robb CASQUET stands apart from other British designs of the time with a generous beam and shallow draft with centre plate. Built for an owner who wanted a capable yacht which could cruise comfortably yet perform in occasional offshore racing she has an attractive mix of visually appealing lines, spacious accommodation and rewarding performance under sail.

CASQUET – A Design Review.

‘There was a trend during the 1950’s for beamy, shallow-draught yawls inspired by American yachts like the ‘Finisterre’. Robb designed the 36′ (10.8m) CASQUET for an owner wanting to cruise and also race offshore at times. On a 25ft 6in (7.7m) waterline the beam of 10ft 6in (3.2m) was much greater than contemporary British practice, but necessary due to a hull draught of 3ft 11in (1.2m), ex-centreplate, a sail area totalling 573sqft (53.2sqm) and a moderate displacement.

With well-proportioned overhangs and a coachroof CASQUET was an attractive Bermudan yawl. Below deck the accommodation for four had generous width of cabin sole in the saloon though the 10bhp auxiliary petrol engine was installed in cramped space beneath the cabin steps which led to a roomy cockpit with wheel steering.

Yachts with a centreplate are more expensive to build than those without, but the advantage of shallow draught can so enhance cruising enjoyment that many people, particularly in America, opted for the arrangement for both inshore and offshore sailing.’

Designer Arthur Robb – Classic Boat, April 2004.

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