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Red Ruth:- the facts     

Production 42-foot monohull aft-cockpit fibreglass cutter from Rustler Yachts, Ltd.. Designed by Stephen Jones. Built in the UK. Produced from 1999.

 Specifications for the Rustler 42


42.0 ft.  
42.0 ft.  
33.5 ft
13.3 ft
6.2 ft.  
26,000 lbs    
10,300 lbs.  


Performance Indicators


40 %  


Comfort Ratio
Measure of the boat's up-and-down jumpiness due to waves.
Uses displacement, LWL, LOA and Beam.
Rough classifications:
>40 slow motion
25-40 moderate motion
<25 quick motion
Ballast to displacement ratio
A very loose measure of resistance to heeling. The average is around 35%, with higher numbers more resistant
Displacement/Length ratio
The best measure of a boat's relative size: displacement compared to waterline length. An analytical ratio, not a dimension. Rough classifications:
-  Ultra light racer: 60-100
-  Very light racer: 100-150
-  Light cruiser/racer: 150-200
-  Light cruiser: 200-250
-  Average cruiser: 250-300
-  Hefty: cruiser 300-350
-  Very hefty cruiser: 350+
Capsize Screening Factor
How likely a boat is to recover from a capsize, based on beam and displacement. A quick and dirty measure of offshore suitability. Down from 2 is considered increasingly quick to recover. Above 2 is increasingly likely to stay turtled.
Length-to-beam ratio
Beaminess (lower L/B) usually adds to initial stiffness and interior room, but also makes for a rougher ride and greater difficulty recovering from a capsize.
  <3 relatively beamy
  >3 relatively narrow
Information extracted from www.cruisingresources.com

Red Ruth is Hull Number 001.

Her identifying information is:

MMSI number: 232003430

Radio call sign: MYYO3

She is registered on the British Registry, official number is: 901310

IMO number: GBRUS 420198

Sail number: GBR 6510T

Gross tonnage/registered tonnage: 20.34

Engine make: Beta marine, diesel 50hp

RCD: A ocean 

(More detailed information on the specifications can be seen on the Rustler Yachts website, the link to be found on the links page)


red ruth, port quarter on pontoon in ardfern october 2007

Red Ruth, port quarter, Ardfern 2007

red ruth, bow to, ardfern 2007

Red Ruth bow, Ardfern 2007

red ruth, port quarter, ardfern 2007

Red Ruth starboard quarter, Ardfern 2007

red ruth, starboard/beam, ardfern 2007

Red Ruth starboard beam, Ardfern 2007

red ruth, cockpit looking forward, ardfern 2007

Red Ruth cockpit looking forward, Ardfern 2007

red ruth, stern to, ardfern 2007

Red Ruth, stern showing davitts and Hydrovane, Ardfern 2007

aft heads looking aft towards the drying locker

Aft heads, starboard side, looking aft to wet locker and beyond to machine room

pilot berth, starboard side, showing ssb on shelf

Pilot berth starboard side showing SSB on shelf

aft berth looking forward, port side

Aft cabin looking forward

galley, port side

Galley port side showing double sinks, top opening fridge, 3 burner stove

Galley and saloon viewed from the companionway, note the engine box in the centre under the blue seat cushion

chart table, electric switch panel and instruments, starboard side

Chart table, instruments and switch panel, starboard side

saloon looking forward with table up

Saloon with table up looking forward

saloon and galley looking aft to companionway

Saloon, galley and navigation area looking aft to companionway

forward heads, starboard side

Forward ensuite heads


fore cabin looking forward to chain locker

Fore cabin looking forward to chain locker

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