Sabi Star is owned by John Gilles and is currently cruising French Waterways.
Her current location is Port Royal, Auxonne, Nr Dijon.
Built 1977; 49’6” loa; cruising area of Mediterranean to Baltic,
We are 4th custodians, having bought her in 2004, previously kept in West Coast of Scotland and the first owner kept her in Bristol Channel. Sabi Star is possibly the longest and narrowest of the Ramparts, the only one with a fixed Dog House, and one of only two originally fitted with Vosper Mini-fin hydraulic stabilisers.
Sabi Star is the second Rampart to carry this name, the first (originally Kairos 1967, r/n Sabi Star, r/n Sabi), now in America, with the reduced name of just Sabi.
When originally built in 1977, she cost £68,000. A new Rolls Royce at that time was £12,000. Replacement cost new build to the same standard now would be about £700,000.00.(2015)
Sabi Star 1977, Build No: 771, Reg. No: 378357
Length 49ft 6ins
Draft: 4ft 3ins
Hull: Iroko on Danta
Decks: Teak on ply