OCCASION It can be yours Cheyenne, the 12-footer the King of Spain wanted.


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cheyenneThere have always been special boats, but the Cheyenne, a Rodman 42 (11.98 x 3.50 m, draft 2.50 m), is more special than the others. And it is for sale, having been completely refitted in the past two years. A boat with a double soul, sporty capable of winning races and at the same time perfect for pleasant cruising.

Why is it more special than many boats? Listen to the story and you will realize that we are not telling tall tales. In 2002, the then King of Spain, Juan Carlos of Bourbon, gathered his team and ruled, “I want a boat to win in IMS races while having fun with my friends. It has to be built in Spain.”

A king’s word is an order, so Pedro Campos, a famous sailor with countless America’s Cup appearances and the ruler’s right-hand man, set to work. Satisfying Juan Carlos was not easy, the King is a great sailor, famous are his Bribons that have always raced in the Mediterranean, he personally participated in the Olympics on the Dragoons in 1972 and in 2017, at 79 years old, he won the world 6-meter SI championship.

Pedro Campos did not disappoint him. He chose the strongest designers of the moment, the Germans Judel&Vrolijk, and ordered Spain’s leading shipyard, Rodman, to build seven boats, all the same, as the King wanted. Rodman, who had never built a sailboat, tried his best. Thanks to the experience of Campos and the Germans, a state-of-the-art boat was born. One of the secrets of the hull’s lightness and rigidity is a steel cage that joins all the points of greatest stress (luff attachment, bulb attachment), so that the thickness and weight of the fiberglass hull (baked) with carbon reinforcements, the same material as the mast, can be reduced. The result is a very stiff and strong boat, but lighter (displacement only 6,500 kg).

Weare not going to list all the victories achieved by these boats, we will just tell you about the latest results: in 2017, two Rodman 42s won the King’s Cup in Palma de Mallorca. But Cheyenne, the boat for sale now, is no different. He finished second overall, also in 2017, at the Palermo Monte Carlo, and in 2018 he finished second in class at the 151 Miglia.

On board, no professionals, just friends who are very passionate about sailing. When not racing Cheyenne and her owner go cruising in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Why is it on sale? Because the owner just had a baby girl, “For a couple of years I have to forget about the boat.”

And now, here is the actual announcement:


For new projects I am selling Rodman 42 Cheyenne (one of the few existing and the only original), 2003, LOA 11.98 m, boat for racing and sport cruising (sleeps 6, one bathroom, galley, icebox). Refitted in 2016, new Yanmar 40 hp engine with all accessories (saildrive, alternator, etc) shrouds, forestay, tuff-luff, new backstay, new Garmin Nexus instruments. Sails all new and for all gaits/conditions. I added outdoor shower, dolphin boat, charger, new cushions. Work and all structural checks carried out. Maniacally maintained. Visible in Chiavari or in classic Mediterranean regattas. Excellent sporting results achieved in both long and stick racing. Euro 75,000 negotiable. For more info: federico.rapuzzi@gmail.com


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