high-speed motor yacht / trawler / flybridge / V-drive
Custom Steel Boats
19.81 m (64'11")
Time to begin planning for their retirement, the owners of the Ramaela started their worldwide search for a true passage making yacht several years ago. Retirement for them was a live aboard yacht that could travel comfortably anywhere in the world. Finding that trawler was closer and easier than they imagined. Hiring Naval Architect Robert (Bob) Johnston and employing the services of Custom Steel Boats, Inc., their plans turned into reality and the conception of Ramaela was born. As with any project that requires true craftsmanship, much planning and precise workmanship went into the development of Ramaela, resulting in a harmony of all of the elements that it safe, sturdy, comfortable, beautiful, and capable of crossing any oceans with fuel to spare. Built in 2002 by Custom Steel Boats, the 65’ “Ramaela” has logged over 24,000 nautical miles including voyages to South America, Canada, through the Panama Canal to Costa Rica, and Alaska, but she still maintains her hailing port as Merritt, North Carolina. The owners have found with these long voyages that they require additional crew. Subsequently, they have decided to place the 65' on the market and construct a new 85’ “Ramaela” with ample crew quarters on board.