Sailing yachts

Rampart 48

(REF: 17845)


  • Designer: Desty, John
  • Builder: Ramparts
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Southampton
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'4"
  • Draft: 4'8"
  • Tonnage: 28TM

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Wooden ships comments on this Rampart 48

The Rampart was designed as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Silvers motor yachts being built on the Clyde, more affordable yet with all the same benefits to be found in one of the Scottish boats.

Designed by John Desty of Ramparts and built by Rampart Marine, Southampton in 1966

Ramparts built a range of motor yachts from before the war and were one of the last production yards building wooden motor yachts right up to the 1980’s.

Constructed of mahogany on oak timbers all copper fastened.

Rampart 48

Solid teak deck screw fastened, seams are caulked and payed with Sikaflex.


Varnished superstructure with an upright and purposeful wheelhouse forward leading to a low aft coachroof over the saloon.  Glass windows set in rubber and aluminium frames.

Step in the deck behind the coachroof down to an aft deck.  Locker lids on the aft deck into the large lazarette.

Sheathed plywood coachroof deck and wheel house roof finished in white deck paint.

Large fore deck with varnished teak toe rail and margin board all round and varnished king plank.  Railings around the foredeck, galvanised stanchions capped with a varnished rail.

Small butterfly skylight on the centreline just forward of the wheelhouse.




Twin Perkins 6354 115hp 6cyl normally aspirated diesels.

Engines were completely rebuilt from the bottom up in 2002 by Perkins specialists. 

Rampart 48

Borg Warner Velvet drive gearboxes with stainless steel shafts to fixed 3 blade 24” bronze propellers gives 10-12 knots cruising speed.

Single lever electronic Morse controls with remote hand held control unit to use on deck when manoeuvering in harbour.



Single 900l stainless steel diesel tank at the forward end of the engine compartment stretching the full breadth of the boat, installed new in 2003.

Fresh water from a 250 gallon galvanised steel tank in the lazarette.



A bank of nine 12 volt batteries either side giving 24v for engine starting and domestic systems.

Mastervolt 240v charger for battery charging when connected to shore power.



Entrance in to the deck saloon on the port side with a sliding hatch and door.

Steps down in to the wheel house with the helm to port and a dinette table arrangement along the starboard side.

Centre line companionway into the main saloon at the aft end.  Comfortable settee berths either side with L-shaped seating to starboard.  Nice original mahogany panelled joinery with lockers either side at the aft end.  Portholes in the low coamings and in the topsides allow plenty of light into the main saloon.  Good sized dining table in the saloon.

Steps down from the wheel house going forward into the main sleeping cabin.  Heads compartment at the aft end to starboard with electric sea toilet, shower to port.

Two large single berths either side in this full breadth cabin with lots of storage under.  This cabin is finished in very nice panelled mahogany with a painted deck head.

Small separate cabin forward in the fore peak with a single berth and a wash basin and electric toilet.




Chrome compass binnacle

Furuno GPS

Raytheon radar

Raytheon chart plotter

Windward Autohelm

Azimuth electronic compass

Furdell radar reflector

Eberspacher heating to all cabins

Fire extinguishers and fire blanket

 2 auto electric bilge pumps

Beaufort liferaft


Loud hailer system

Search light


Danforth anchor and 100m of chain

24v Francis electric winch

Mooring lines


Small mast and derrick, currently unstopped.


New inflatable dinghy with 2.2hp outboard


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.