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Hello, Does anyone know somenthing about a classic wharran called Rambling Rose wich is now abandoned close to Olhao in Portugal. Is about 42 feets.


Jesús Moreno.

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It is a Tangaroa MK IV. Last known to be in Algarve in Sept 2009. I cannot find any other information.

Some Pictures of the boat, near Olhao, Algarve, Portugal


Did it wash up on the beach, or is it moored to something?

I am not familiar with salvage laws in Europe, but if the boat is not moored, you might be able to salvage it. Have you gone aboard to look for paperwork on the owner?

It definitely appears to be abandoned and partially picked over already.

It is just left on the beach, someone told us that probably Portugal  Navy services took the boat from Isla Culatra which is a popular place for Wharrams, where it was anchored, but no sure.

I was having a look and Plywood close to top of the hulls where suffering damages probably because rain water got through the deck so there is a work to do there.

wet áreas of hulls are aparently in good conditions and the boat was towed sailing.

if it where closer to my house in Spain 300 kilómeter it could be a good Project take it "back  to life" but here all related with official paper can be difficult to solve.

I felt sad about it.

I think I have the british registration number  in a picture  I will put  it in here.

I received the following information from Scott Brown:

"You have a thread at the moment "Tangaroa Rambling Rose".
This boat was indeed towed from its mooring at Cultra by the Portuguese Navy, and the Local Authority refuses to allow the owner, who was elsewhere in the world at the time, to have the boat back, he has to prove vat has been paid first.
Unfortunately the [original] builder has since passed on, and there are no invoices proving vat paid on plywood, sails etc. that can be found.
I have written a History of the boat to the Authorities myself.
(It was built in 1991 in Plymouth, & was then named "Silent Annie").
If [anyone] on your forum is knowledgeable about the amateur nature of Wharram building and can act as a go-between for the current owner I'm sure [they] will be well appreciated and get sailing with the owner!
Please post something on your site, before treasure hunters are heading that way..."

At this time I am trying to get contact information for the owner. If anyone can help locally resolve this issue, please contact me, or post here and I will do what I can to facilitate whatever needs to be done to help the owner.

Can't say that I can help much but I looked over the boat today and it is in a terrible state now. I will have another look 2moro in proper daylight but it looks like it has been completely gutted inside and out with a lot of deck rot taking hold. It's is also full of water which could be rain water as the local gypsies have been leaving the hatches open.

 I remember several years ago (10?) when i was looking for a wharram,  to contact the owner by phone and  received the report and photos for Rambling Rose ... She was just arrived in Portugal . A good boat . So sad ....

Hi, the Owner is already looking for the possibility of taking Rambling Rose back to his hands.

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