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JUolly boats in Germany, 1943?

I’m a writer in Baltimore, USA, starting work on a book that involves, among other things, a Jew hiding in Berlin during the war who bought a “jolly boat” in 1943. Do you have:
* photos of a jolly boat that would have been common in Germany in those years.
* the dimensions of such a boat & details on its mast, rigging, oars, speed, etc.
* details on materials used in constructing it
* a sense of how popular such boats were in Germany or Europe in general at that time.

1 comment

1 Ed Bremner { 03.29.14 at 11:04 am }

I am afraid any Jollyboat in Germany in the 40s wouldn’t be a Fairey Marine Jollyboat that was only designed by Uffa Fox in 1953.

Jollyboat was a fairly generic term for a large rowing dinghy, before it was chosen by Fairey Marine to be the name of their new 18ft racing dinghy.

Sorry to not be of more help


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