Hull length: 9.40 m
Breadth: 3.10 m
Displacement : 10.7 t
Sail area : 77 m²
Noirmoutier is an island located just south of river Loire mouth. Due mainly to salt marshes, Noirmoutier has been for many centuries an important center of maritime trade and fishing. Jeanne J is a replica of the traditional boats which were very active at the end of the 19th century.
The project is held by the association “La Chaloupe” which organises each summer regattas for traditional boats and classic yachts, the “régates du Bois de la Chaise”.
I was appointed in 2007 to drawn the plans, from historical documents and pictures. The construction started in January 2008 by Frédéric Maingret, Chantiers des Ileaux. The boat is to be ready for sailing during summer 2009.