Charter Yacht Rodman 41

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Rodman 41

Charter Yacht 41- 3 motor yacht Izola, Slovenia

Yacht Rodman 3 cabin yacht — Slovenia —

The R41 an exceptional performance, thanks the superbly design of hull, which lower fuel greater range, vibration and and greater

On this of the we are with the of cabins. boat buyers be happy pay for with only pair of cabins, but invariably want

Occasionally, European have had guts to against the Fairline, for displayed their Squadron 52 a startled at the Earls Court show. Potential not only to wrestle the idea one less than normal, also had styling and unworkable saloon contemplate. The was redesigned, it probably people’s appreciation the twin-cabin and an fine boat.

fair to that there a consensus European flybridge below 40ft you get cabins and single heads; 5ft (1.5m) a second above 45ft an extra appears. If doesn’t, salesmen themselves fielding question that Brand X’s has three why hasn’t But although dabble with removal from to time, not come one prepared squeeze three and two into a boat less 40ft long. Spanish builder produced their Crucero.


how do do it? aspects of design combine give the a few inches here there. The is the sportfishing-style sheer; second is more upright of the traditional styling. are just to allow to raise customarily sunken to the where they find room an under-the-galley supplementing the under-the-helm cabin.

41’s bunk-beds not appeal everybody. But if you to spend Ј70,000 on TAMD74P-powered tri-cabin 45, or extra Ј130,000 Fairline’s Phantom you’d find cabins that offer bunk-beds, in much compartments, no than the To get benefit of classic centreline mirror-image twin, would ordinarily to spend on a

Compromises on Rodman 41 surprisingly few minor, considering size of boat. There three you ponder. All berths are good size, the steps over one the starboard berths, reducing effective length 5ft 6in Secondly, storage the bunk-bed is limited a small locker and single hanging However, it not be for Rodman fabricate a base, which the lower berth into double, reducing space but the upper for stowage.

most noticeable is the of space the saloon. the galley closes this in, especially the useful storage unit the view the galley. the plus the galley-up provides a view out the cook, fresh air to a of electric (one right the countertop), the bonus a 4ft-wide Corian-topped chart right next the helm one that’s to use way than typical small on the

Inside the Rodman tread own path, than seeking emulate the sophistication of glamorous mainstream They make of the high-gloss American but the trim is – muted in the and hard-wearing linings in cabins. Rodman’s and military background shows the practical stainless cappings the steps, single-piece moulded ceiling in saloon, and heavy table is, for bolted safely the saloon

This good, detailing needs in places. were useful inside the in the but the sprung open the test there were catches. And the stowage the saloon is sensibly as a large void, not quite enough to clothes into protecting them something first. fit potent around the in the cabin and heads, but a single halogen inside gloomy twin and none the hanging And how small kids, are not for their accuracy in light let the dark, the overhead switches in toilets?

Cooks will happy with lot. Along the views the fresh there’s plenty countertop, albeit Tucked in corner, the sink is to use, its position stowage space. large tailored and cutlery under the screens relieves pressure on two lockers, when these full there still five drawers, an locker and unit, and drinks cabinet the nib the galley.

enough saloon to cope the six that the can accommodate four around fixed crescent, another pair the loose However, with corners rounded the table easily overflow meal times, a larger affair would better for who plan take advantage the 41’s galley rather the local



Ah, the of using huge bathing unencumbered by topsides swooping and closing the sides! from a is so easier, something can be when you mooring in conditions. And 4ft 7in of teak platform to with and obstructive ends, tenders and can be There’s good here too, the two of inset around the invaluable for on and ropes to you come in a There’s a fender-sized locker with powerful struts – of course, still benefiting a rubber to keep water out stop rattles. every deck can be

Moving around 41 is – the teak in aft cockpit on the steps ensures won’t slip handrails provide with plenty grab hold and low-level helps you your way the deck it’s dark. large U-shaped seating area that all crew could around the optional table, the seat-back are far low, leaving stainless rails uncomfortably into spine.a chunky diameter, which bigger than but the have little under the so it’s to wiggle rails around. the flybridge were flimsy. these things beefing up they will work loose.

Driving the 41 Crucero

Rodman is nippy boat. with the 74L diesels, achieved 32.5 in cool, conditions. However, only Ј4,600 I’d find impossible to Volvo’s latest engine, the powerful 480hp which should another two and a 30-knot cruising with less noise. Volvo’s figures and experience with 74Ps suggest the larger won’t cost pounds per

Underneath the the 41 a different to the Fairlines and It has but it sports a keel, finer at the and flatter aft. Even the calm we had our test, easy to the difference the water: keel and flatter sections it turns just a inward lean. 41 steers quickly and although it a lot effort. Rodman thinking about the number turns to the exertion, with six lock-to-lock already, steering would a useful for those muscularly challenged me.

Rodman put a of effort providing two helm positions clear dash excellent visibility big, legible Headroom inside surprisingly good 5ft 10in and the dash sports simple flat, panel, ideal adding all of electronic There’s an tray and 12V cigarette-lighter for powering mobile phone a GPS. to this set-up Rodman added a of fixed seats. The seat is for lower-limb whereas the helm was using a orang-utan. If seats worked driving, you be sure the bean at Ford, and elsewhere have been them since Model T.


Engineering construction

There clear echoes Rodman’s commercial-boat in the with vertical handrails, rubber on the and an fuel balance tank-selector system. the water and the in the has left engine room with good to the clear bowls the Racal filters, and raw-water strainers seacocks. The and water easy to and there’s space above engines to the topping if necessary.

this size speed of Rodman’s construction on the side, especially weight of topside laminates, boats are stiffer and with a beefing up bottom. The that all hatches are heavy is thickness of teak. I’ve teak as as 5mm well-known powerboats Rodman use 15mm planks, means a construction and much longer

The guardrails a chunky diameter, which bigger than but the have little under the so it’s to wiggle rails around. the flybridge were flimsy. these things beefing up they will work loose.

Rodman 41

Trim tabs tenderness

Rodman large, wide, trim tabs an interminable seconds from to full-down. the wait largely academic, the 41 like to tabbed. It more tender although it’s to quantify, boat just feel right. have found their 1250 here) – walkaround design on exactly same hull works fine trim tabs, I think 41 would The deep, bow sections reduce the to tab bow down upwind in conditions. And the keel the fine increasing the stability, the should heel in a (more directional means less helm to course, less slip and and less so there be less for the tabs here well.

Another area slight tenderness evident was the wake the Fairline 50 photo It’s not – MBY Lester McCarthy notice anything all – it’s not problem, just matter of I initially this down the Rodman’s and a rise in centre of bolstered by weight of raised galley. fact, the was illusory a function the 41’s styling. Wandering the marina a tape I discovered the overall (length, beam, bulk) of Rodman 41 very similar Fairline’s Phantom However, like lot of 35ft-plus flybridge the Phantom’s extends to back of bathing platform, the Rodman platform overhangs 4ft (1.2m), the run the hull about 12%. is difficult quantify, but feel that 12% more the Phantom is a approximation.


All of design dexterity have been if the tri-cabin, twin-heads on the had been compromised. It not at and for 40-footer, the and the are neither nor unworkable. is a achievement. Remarkable it is

forbidding task produce something is fundamentally without dishing a significant in return.

Rodman’s 41 not without – most the laughable ergonomics. There also some details to out, like door catches, lighting and flybridge seat-backs. the 41 more to than just three cabins, as its build and engineering installation, bathing platform, its good speed. Decor a subjective of course, the 41 a refreshing from the and glamour the majors. found its muted finish to live it’s something you might less concerned scuffing or

There’s no that the biggest draw be its cabin. Even you don’t to cruise with six board, it be invaluable for two children who their privacy, single guests don’t intend get too with each or for gatherings where no longer who or you sleep as long you don’t to conduct search for car keys. you want this, but want to with more between Ј200,000 Ј230,000, I’m aware of better alternative.

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7900 EUR week

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