Rondine II - 1947 - 58 ft
Builder: Sangermani - Designer: Cesare Sangermani
Technical Specification
Type: Sail
Length overall: 58 ft
Waterline length: 41 ft
Maximum beam: 13 ft
Engine: Ford Diesel 80hp
Material: Mahogany Teak
Draft: 10 ft
Displacement: 14.00
Rigging: Yawl
Sail area: 224.00 m2
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Rondine II was lounched, named Fiammetta II, in 1948, she’s a yawl made by maoghany and teak.

She has been always in the limelight for years into the most famous classic boats regattas in mediterranean (porto cervo, imperia, saint tropez, palma de maiorca, …).

Rondine II is the best choice for sailing with the performances of a modern vessel but keeping untouched the charm of the good old days.

In 2006 she was completely refitted with new deck, rudder, electrical installation and paints.


Owner's comments

After a long search for a classic wooden boat in italy, and abroad, i’ve seen Rondine II in 1996. At the end Rondine II remainded the best option for its wonderful looking, fine conditions and for incredible performances under sail. In fact she was built for regattas and her palmares of success is very large in her long history.

I’ve used Rondine II both for regattas (classic boats events) but mainly for cruises all along the mediterranean sea (from grece, turkey to spain).

I didn’t have any technical or navigation problems, due to the strict and countinuous maintenance performed, too.

Rondine II is a very safe sailboat, very balanced and stable on her course (you don’t need to stay at wheel in calm sea, due to the long keel, too).

She sails very well under all conditions, the huge and fractioned sail surface allows to exploit any wind conditions, from 5 to 50 kts, with complete safety. The relevant displacement and the water lines assure a wonderful confort even with rough sea, with very small tossing by the waves. She is perfect and more secure than modern vessels in heavy weather.

She manoeuvres very well under sail, she’s obviously slower than modern vessels and (like all classic long keel boats) is more difficult to drive it backward under power when mooring. The speed range under sail are 7-10 kts, under power around 6-8.

Rondine II has been used also for entertainment and shows.

I’m selling her as I’m planning to sail around the world and for that reason I need a new boatwhich could affort those long sailings at a higher speed and with less maintenance needs.