In the February 1937 Yachting Monthly, Maurice Griffiths wrote "When his last boat, the 42 ft. Tredwen barge Pearl, was burnt out on moorings, Mr. Denys Rayner decided to try his hand at designing a boat, after studying the "How To" articles in the Y.M. Economy limited the size to less than 23 ft. overall, while a plea from the Shipmate was more or less an order for 6 ft. headroom. The plans reproduced here show the results of intensive study, opposing requirements and a firm boldness in curves and the little vessel is now under construction at the Rock Ferry, Cheshire yard of the Enterprise Small Craft Company.

Perhaps the most striking feature of this experimental design is the fullness of the hull, the pronounced tumblehome of the topsides from amidships aft, and the enormous quarters, which appear to be based on those of the French crabbers - indeed, there is much of the Camaret fisherman about the lines of her hull.

Full and Stable Sections
The coach roof extends to the raised topsides, and the roominess below should be a marked feature for so small a boat. The galley compartment aft is about 2 ft. 4 in. long and provided a suitable stove, sink, pump and plate racks can be worked into the space as shown, it is a good arrangement. Opposite are a bogie stove and a wardrobe - whose door, I suggest, opens the wrong way.

I understand that Robinetta can be duplicated for a little over £300, and as a compact and economical cruiser with lots of character she will undoubtedly appeal to a number of little ship men."

Since then, Robinetta has had a new Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine, enlarged sail area, echo sounder, re-modelled cockpit, and extensive strengthening. The coal heating stove had been replaced by a drawer cabinet, and a modern spirit  cooker installed opposite. But she is still the same Saucy Little Tub.