Yacht: Rita IV

Submit Information on this Yacht

Rita IV


Owned by David Emery Baxter in Newport Beach, Ca. He took her to Morro, Ca. around the late 70’s.   Her name was ‘Rapier’ at that time although ‘RITA IV’ was engraved in her tiller.   When I sold her I felt she should not race any more.   She is King Christian X’s 10 Metre.

“Rita IV was also named ‘Karama’ and owned by A.P.Moeller, founder of the Maersk line.
I have personally had the pleasure of sailing with her from Gilleleje to Skovshoved,  Denmark with the owner’s guest”. Ole Rasmussen

In 2009 she was undergoing a restoration.

Please follow and like us:
Designer: William Fife III
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1924
Built By: Thornycroft, Denmark
LOA m / ft: 17.3m / 57'
LOD m / ft:
LWL m / ft:
Beam m / ft:
Draft m / ft:
Yard No:
Sail Stats
Construction: Canadian or American elm on steel frames. Basic framing, gunwhales, stringers are probably pitch pine. Main backbone, stem, keelboard, stern post and outrigger are oak.

Submit Information on this Yacht