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Posts from — December 2020

J362

Auctioned in 2017 & likely exported to China.

December 31, 2020   Comments Off on J362

J325

Actively sailed since restoration:

Photo by Colin Urry

December 28, 2020   Comments Off on J325

J51

Sold in 2021 and believed to be in Dorset.

December 28, 2020   Comments Off on J51

J23

Restoration of ‘Festina’ in 1998/99. Location now unknown.

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J23

J42

Last known in Scotland – 1970’s

1960’s – Bala or Loch Lomond?
Early 70’s restoration.

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J42

J71

Bought as a completed boat from Fairey’s, and owned by the same family for nearly 60 yrs. They modernised the boat themselves – converted it to fully tanked (front tank & full length side tanks), and replaced the original spars.

Loch Lomond – 1960’s
2017 – Scotland

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J71

J9

Beyond repair in 2014 & scrapped. Had been restored 10-15 yrs earlier.

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J9

J – Sula (number unknown)

Was beyond restoration so scrapped.

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J – Sula (number unknown)

J320

Developed Jollyboat – South coast 2008?

December 27, 2020   Comments Off on J320

J1

Collection of photos from old posts – collection from IOW:

December 25, 2020   Comments Off on J1

J261

Collection of photos from old posts – 2007 – 2008:

December 25, 2020   Comments Off on J261

Welcome to the Fairey Jollyboat Website

Designed by Uffa Fox in 1953, and still actively sailed across the British Isles, Jollyboats here, now range from the thoroughly original, to one developed twin trapeze example, but the majority are still sailed within the spirit of the ‘one design’, utilising modern fittings.

The Jollyboat is a fast exciting boat designed for cruising or racing. In the British Isles, all the hulls (bar 1 under construction) were moulded by Fairey’s, in batches of 4. The boats were completed by, either Fairey’s themselves, or a variety of other boat builders/individuals. The shape and layout of the top deck was laid out in the rules, however the buoyancy could be either tanks or bags – as illustrated in the photos on the site.

This site has been assembled to provide especially new owners, or anyone looking to own a boat, with reference material about Jollyboats – so lots of photos, the basic layout plans etc. A more detailed archive of plans, association paperwork, newsletters and the like is being assembled.

The last organised British Jollyboat Association event (to our knowledge) was the 1971 Nationals, and while the association limped on for a few years after, its not existed formally for a very long time. That said, Jollyboat owners stayed in touch with each other, and with formation of the CVRDA in 1999 an umbrella association that most owners associate with has been there. Jollyboats are regularly sailed at CVRDA events, and other classic events such as the Bosham Classic Boat Revival.

We are always trying to expand our knowledge of the boats that survive, so if you have one, please make contact.

Contact can be made via the main CVRDA website, or if you post on either on the CVRDA forum in the ‘Boat Chat’ section, or the CVRDA facebook page, we’ll see it.

December 16, 2020   Comments Off on Welcome to the Fairey Jollyboat Website