Friday, 27 March 2015


Ripsey has been owned by a fellow  RAFYC member for as long as I can remember, I think she's a 9 ton Hillyard but I've been wrong too often so maybe someone will correct me.

We had an adjacent  mooring about 10 years ago and Ripsy always struck me as a great sea boat.


  1. I am not an expert but I would put money on it being a Hillyard.

  2. Alden - I'm pretty sure it's a Hillyard, the 9 tonner was the bit I'm not certain

  3. I can see the attraction of separated accomodation in these Hillyards for family cruising but I have never thought these boats are particularly pretty compared with for example a canoe sterned Albert Strange design - but the more people or cabins you try to squeeze into a boat the bigger and bulkier the boat becomes.

  4. Guys this is a 12/13 tonner ... I have a near sister called Sequoiah


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