Meet "Ring of Kerry"
Ring of Kerry is a 1986 Hans Christian cutter rigged 41T with a modified Molokai interior.  Hull #23 in the fleet.

LOA  51 ft.  (includes bow sprit) 

LOD  41 ft.

LWL 36’ 10”

Beam 13’ 3”

Draft 6’ 5”

Weight:  35,500

Ballast 12,000

Bridge clearance 60 ft.

41T design described by designers Scott B. Sprague and Company in an article published in February 1984:

The Hans Christian 41 utilizes the successful hull shape of the Hans Christian 38 MKII in a longer and beamier form.  Unlike 38 MKII, the 41 has a conservative cutaway keel profile for a net loss in frictional hull resistance, an increase in maneuverability, and a more effective skeg/rudder configuration. …

The rudder is designed to be either skeg hung, with a heavy bronze grounding shoe and bearing, or balanced for minimum “finger tip” forces on the wheel, autopilot, and mechanical systems…”

Ring of Kerry has a modified Molokai interior which was traditionally a twin head design.  The original owner of this boat opted to include several large teak lockers in place of the aft head, which gives ROK a spacious “foyer” at the bottom of the companionway stairs and an incredible amount of storage. 

Built at the South Coast Ship Building Yard in Taiwan, Ring of Kerry’s interior is lavishly designed with intricate teak workmanship, and impressive utilization of space. She boasts one of best galleys on the ocean (in my opinion), spacious private sleeping quarters, seating for 10 in the main salon and large head with separate tiled shower forward. 

ROK has a total sail area of 1,148 square feet (cutter with a Yankee jib).  She is said to be able to hold full sail in up to 30kts (though I doubt we’ll ever try that).  Stepping onto her decks is an experience some have described as “boarding a small ship” She’s as sturdy as they come in this length, boasting an 8 ft. bowsprit, high bulwarks, a gorgeous butterfly hatch over the main salon and loaded with bronze fittings.  Her cockpit is deep and wide and the interior is separate from the outer cap rail. 

She's beautiful inside and out. Over the next 2 years, we'll be restoring and upgrading many of her systems in preparation for our extended adventure. Thank you for visiting our site, please considering becoming a Patron and supporting the restoration effort.