Rocinante is a Norseman 447 cutter rigged sloop, one of Robert Perry’s finest designs. He has even referred to it as his “masterpiece”. Built by Ta Shing, one of the most esteemed boat yards in the world, her sleek design and robust construction, combines speed and overall performance in a superbly coordinated blue water passage maker.
Accommodations & Equipment
Rocinante has 2 private cabins, 2 bunk beds, 2 heads, and 1 deck shower. Our salon seats 6 comfortably for meals, muster and lessons. Our well designed galley has a 4 burner propane stove with oven & broiler, a 12v freezer and refrigerator, and salt & fresh water foot pumps.
Our auxiliary is a 61 hp diesel engine that pushes us along at 6.5 knots. Rocinante has a Viking eight-person liferaft, extensive first aid supplies, an EPIRB, radar, 3 GPS, 3 VHF radios, a SSB radio, Iridium GO!, 3 bilge pumps, 8 fire extinguishers, and PFDs for each person. We carry 120 gallons of water, and 120 gallons of diesel. For power we have 800 amp hours of battery capacity and for charging, 225watts of solar panels, a wind generator and a 5kw diesel generator. Our tender is an 8′ Portland Pudgy hard rowing dinghy w/ sailing rig.