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Old 05-14-2011
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Tiffany Jayne 34 -- Comments?

It appears to be an Alerion progenitor. Does anyone have personal experience with one? Here are a few details that I could find.

Paul Kotzebue designed and built by C&B Marine.
LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 0 in
LWL: 2525 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 5790 lbs
Ballast: 2230 lbs
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Sorry, no experience whatsoever, other than slightly drooling over the one I’ve seen…

When a boat stands out in a place like Nantucket, that says something…

This one is owned by the writer Nathaniel Philbrick, of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and MAYFLOWER fame…

He has a good eye, these are sweet-looking boats…



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greetings to forum members

I am the current owner of Marie J, having bought her from Nat 2 years ago. She is actually the only wooden TJ, her hull having been the plug for the original female mold which C&B used to form the 'glas versions. She is strip planked cedar and all bright inside...kind of like a piano.

I am getting ready for a season of wooden boat racing in Maine, including the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. I would like to get in line with the originator of this thread in requesting info about the boat - however I would like specifics on the best way to set up the rig for light-to-moderate air and flat water.

Having raced Marie J for many years with her former 2 owners, and having cruised her in New England, I can say that this is a remarkably frisky little boat that nonettheless inspires confidence even when beating into 25-30 in Buzzards Bay. Cheerio!
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My recollection is Marie J is diagonal planked with three layers of 1/6" spruce over cedar stringers.

Some photos of the build and launch from 1983:

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Hello, Mr Kotzebue,

The photos of Marie J are wonderful, and I thank you for them! The one of the hull with just that little Yanmar is really terrific. Marie J had a very successful racing season this year, winning the Castine-Camden and taking second in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, beating all the new hot boats from Brooklin. For her overall victory, Marie J won the Ames Trophy and the trophy maker, A.G.A. Correa of Edgecomb, Maine, wants a lines drawing of a Tiffany Jayne to inscribe on the trophy. Would you happen to have one handy? If so, please let me know. It would need to go to: kateeaton@agacorrea.com .

That is one fast little boat! We were first to finish in class by 53 minutes (light air) and 3rd to finish overall (beaten only by a NY 50 and a brand new 8m.).
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Wow... wow... that's really a lovely boat! How many were built? And forgive me, but what's it rate?
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Howdy, puddinlegs,

Mine was the first and only wood version...all the rest were fiberglass. I'm not sure how many of the glass boats were built, but from what I've seen, C&B did a fine job with them. For such a light boat, Tiffany jaynes have made some impressive cruises, including one, currently for sale, I believe, which went to Alaska.

Marie J rates 27.5 non-spin and 32 spin in CRF (wooden boat rating system used in all classic yacht regattas on the US east coast). With a 25-foot waterline, I was a little nervous, but in light air she is almost unbelieveably quick. Her last PHRF rating was 138.
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Did somebody say Tiffany Jayne? I have been drooling and dreaming of this one for a few weeks, but logistics are not in my favor. Any takers?
Tiffany Jayne for sale

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Really great thread, thanks!
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