By the certificate onboard it is established, that the hull "Ronin" was completed on 13 March 1979 as No. 12.
It is assumed, that the first owner might have been Mr. Bengt Olsson. As he was not able to complete her, she was sold to Donald Booker in 1981. Donald was a Scotsman, working in
Sweden. He started the work of the interior, which took him about 3 years to complete and in 1984 he was ready to sail her on the planned trip around the world.
It is being said, that Donald sailed "Ronin" in the Baltic and Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic.
In the English Channel it seems, that he came into some kind of problems and was rescued by the Coast Guard.
He had diabetes and became rather ill during his stay in UK. Upon recovery, Donald sailed "Ronin" across the Atlantic to South Florida, This was used as the base for him and his wife – Carolyn – to cruise the Southern United States. It is known, that they sailed to Texas, as it was told, that the boat had been robbed while stored at a local marina.
Out of the sailing season, "Ronin" was stored on dry ground in a boat yard in Florida. Here she was severely damaged by a hurricane, which filled her with water, ruining the interior
Donald then trucked "Ronin" across US to Seattle, where it was put on a barge to Skagway Alaska and restoration work began. Donald gutted the damaged interior and installed a very basic one. It is assumed, that it was here the engine was replaced by the current Yanmar 9HP 1GM10.
Upon completion "Ronin" was moved to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
Donald died suddenly in 1998 and "Ronin" was sold to Boris Drobrowlsky, also living in Whitehorse.
"Ronin" was sold to another local from Whitehorse - Lee Carruthers – who sold her on to the current owner – Neil Wasmund – in Alaska and she will now have her homeport in "Seward", Alaska