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Wooden Classic 34
This is an opportunity to be the owner of a unique yacht.
Jolanta was built by an innovative American aircraft engineer. When he started her in 1929, Edgar Gent had already shown that he could think outside the box and several patents are registered in his name in the 1920s. In 1929 he set himself the task of building a boat that would take him round the world, a boat that could cope with the Arctic. Indeed in some ways Jolanta looks like a classic ice breaker, but she is more than that. Strong she certainly is, and her strength comes from the innovative wooden boat building techniques that he employed, detailed in an article about her in a 1993 edition of Classic Boat magazine.
Life and war, however, kept him busy and it was 37 years before he completed and launched the boat. By now 82, he could not commission her.
Although he was never able to sail her, she has done him proud, sailing to Greenland, crossing the Atlantic several times, sailing in British and Caribbean waters. For more than one owner she has been a home as well as a yacht.
She has been well maintained by past owners. She had a major refit 2000 – 2004, new rigging and sails 2013, and in 2016 she was refastened with bronze. A full survey undertaken in 2016 is available. The Yanmar 3JH3E indirect cooled engine has only 400 hours on it. She is shaft drive with a 3 bladed prop.
The shape of Jolanta marks her out from other boats, her teak deck curving down to meet the hull in an unbroken sweep. She sails well and has been described as a boat that can cope with any seas.
|LOA||: 37' 0" (11.3m)|
|LOD||: 34' 0" (10.4m)|
|Beam||: 10' 0" (3m)|
|Draft||: 6' 0" (1.8m)|
|Rig||: Bermudan Cutter|
|Engine Type||: Inboard|
|Engine||: Yanmar 3JH3E|
|Fuel Capacity||: 310 litres|
|Engine Hours||: 400|
|Water||: 320 litres|
Down below, the deckhead curves to follow the line of the deck and leads one through the saloon to galley and forecabin. The saloon is beautifully finished in wood, with attractive blue tiling behind the multi fuel stove. Two comfortable settee berths are here and a folding oak table is fitted in between. There is ample storage.
The traditional feel is enhanced by the bronze porthole hatches, stove and oil lamps. The wall mounted TV is a reminder that modern comforts are also provided.
The forecabin provides an exceptionally large v berth with storage built in. The deckhead here again follows the curve of the deck.
The heads is large with a dedicated shower area tiled in deep blue, with a shower curtain rail. There is a sea toilet and a washbasin in vanity unit.
The galley has twin sinks with pressurised hot water from a calorifier. There is a Taylor’s paraffin stove and ample workspace and storage.
Mainsail, staysail, jib - excellent condition.
Staysail, jib, genoa - good condition.
New rigging 2013
Raymarine Depth (2016)
Garmin 451s (2106)
Standard Horizon CP300 Chart Plotter
Simrad VHF with dsc
12 volt. Solar panels (2016). Batteries new 2016
Taylors paraffin cooker
Shipmate multi fuel fire
Oak folding table
Warps and fenders
Anchor and chain
Electric anchor windlass
Wind vane steering
Full winter cover