BCYC 001 - Josephine

Built 1954

Josephine
Josephine

Name

Josephine

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Construction

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Designer

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Draft

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Owner

David Messam

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LOA

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Displacement

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Refits

Built in 1954 to a design by one of America's leading yacht designers of the period, Phillip L. Rhodes, Josephine is of particular interest because she is a shoal draft yacht with a draft of 5ft 6in that increases to 8ft 6in with the centreboard lowered. Originally named Jane Dore IV, she was built to a high-class specification with centreli

History

She finally arrived in Southampton in April the following year. Most of the cosmetic finishes were made on her return including bronze deck fittings being removed for chroming and the varnished surfaces taken back. Within a few weeks she was transformed into concours condition and took her place in the Regatta.

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