Saturday, April 2, 2011

Design 1949 - Ragamuffin

This 49' racing sloop was constructed in 1969 by Quilkey Brothers of Sydney, Australia. She was designed for the legendary Syd Fischer. In her first year she was selected as the team boat for the Australian Admiral's Cup. She went on to race in the 1971 and 1973 Admiral's Cup Races. In addition she has had a pretty impressive racing career elsewhere winning for example the 1971 Fastnet Race. She has competed in 21 Sydney to Hobart Races.

Under her current ownership she has been renamed Margaret Rintoul II and has continued with racing success. She is considered by some to be the most famous racing yacht ever built in Australia. From the looks of some current images she seems to be in "mint" condition.

Here are a couple of interior shots.

Main Salon


The protection from this hard dodger is fantastic, created by simply running the house aft beyond the deckhouse.

Thanks to whoever took these great images.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-8"
LWL 36'-0"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 7'-9"
Displacement 30,654 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,060 sq ft


  1. She is now based in Brisbane and called Spirit of Koomooloo, in honour of Koomooloo built along side her.

  2. Ragamuffin also represented Australia, along with Koomooloo, in the 1969 Admirals Çup.