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30′ Paul Rollins Cutter

This recently built cutter has benefitted from exemplary annual care. The current owner has expanded the boat’s capacity by installing a diesel engine and investing in the boat’s electrical package. Rachel Saunders is a lovely gaff-rigged cutter ideal for daysails and coastal cruising.

Additional images and surveys from 2015 and 2018 are available upon request. Rachel Saunders is available for viewing at Gannon and Benjamin in Vineyard Haven, MA.


Rachel Saunders

Builder: Paul E. Rollins

Year Built: 2009

Vessel Type: Cutter



LOD: 30’

Beam: 9‘ 4” 

Draft: 4’ 6”



Material: Pine planking on 1-1/4” x 1-1/2” steam bent oak frames 10” on center

Fasteners: Copper rivets

Decking: Port Orford Cedar

Deck House: Plywood sides, painted canvas over plywood housetop

Bulkheads: Plywood and pine


Mechanical Systems:

Main Engine: Beta Marine

Fuel: Diesel

Model: Beta-25

Power: 25 BHP @ 3,600 rpm

Engine Hours: 16.9

Cooling System: Heat exchanger

Exhaust Mounts: Wet exhaust

Reduction Gear: Twin disc

Gear Model: TMC40P

Ratio: 2:1

Propeller Shafts: 1” stainless steel



Type: Tiller



Fuel: 7 gallens for diesel stove; 15 gallons for diesel engine

Fresh Water: 15 gallons stainless steel

Black Water: Porta-potty


Bile Pumping:

Electric and Manual




Voltage: 12V

Batteries: Two 8A24

Charging: 38w solar panel & alternator

Battery Location: Aft of cockpit





Depth Sounder


Sails & Rigging:

Spars: Spruce

Standing Rigging: Stainless steel with crimp terminals, dead eyes and lanyards

Running Rigging: 3 strand & braid rope with a mix of traditional and modern blocks

Sails: Dacron

Inventory: Gaff Mainsail, Gaff Topsail, Staysail, Roller-furling Jib, and Jib Topsail

Winches: Lewmar


Deck Outfit:


Hand Held Extinguishers

Bilge High Water Alarms

Throwable Device 

Personal Flotation


Life Lines & Hand Rails


Navigation Lights


Ground Tackle: 

Anchor 1: Bruce style

Anchor 2: Claw


Interior Outfit: 

Water Supply: Gravity feed 

Head: Porta-potty

Heating: Diesel stove, Dickinson

Cook Stove: Dickinson diesel stove



Price $52,000
Name Rachel Saunders
Type Sail
Length 30 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Paul Rollins
Classification Cutter

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