Tramp returned to former glory with new paintwork


The Sparkman & Stephens designed racing yacht, Tramp, was built in 1976 by Calligari, in Ravenna, Italy for Torquato Gennari as a contender for the Italian Admiral’s Cup team. She was constructed to the S&S design number 2222 C2 (to the IOR ruling), one of three boats built to this design, the other two being Prospect of Whitby IV and Dorethea.

She has been in the same ownership since 1998 and is based in Grimsby on the east coast, where she regularly competes in local club races and regattas, in addition to many summer cruises along the south and east coasts of UK, France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Tramp is built of aluminium, with flush decks, a tall high aspect rig with large overlapping genoa, length overall of 13.5m, a beam of 3.7m and draft of 2.15m.  On deck, she still retains much of her original equipment, with the exception of the mast, which was replaced in 2005. Below deck she has been comfortably fitted out for cruising; gone are the days of open plan, pipe -berths and sail bins.

Tramp came to Fox’s for work on her topsides as the hull fairing compound was detached in a number of places and the paintwork well past its best. The yacht was derigged and moved into the Fox’s paint shop. Having removed all loose material, the hull was shot-blasted to bright metal, etch primed and her topsides re-faired prior to repainting in ‘Chevy White’ Awlgrip. Re-rigged, antifouled and back afloat, Tramp has been returned to her former glory with the new paintwork really showing off her beautiful S&S lines.




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