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Welcome to the J J Boats Ltd Website

J J Boats started building racing dinghies and foils in 1998 and has achieved championship winning success with both our foils and boats.

The company was started by James Jarvey, who besides having served an apprenticeship making very high quality reproduction furniture is also himself a National Championship level helmsman. Because of his love of sailing, and dinghies in particular, James acquired the Enterprise jig from Tony Prior and used his own woodworking skills to build the first of many very successful Enterprises.

J J Boats has developed from those early days to become a highly regarded company building several classes of championship winning boats in both wood and epoxy FRP and of course championship winning foils.

As a well respected builder J J Boats is also an insurance company approved repairer of both wood and GRP.

J J Boats has successfully rebuilt boats to extend their race winning life.  James rebuilt he own classic Norfolk Punt over 10 years ago and the boat is now over 50 years old.  His superb craftsmanship proves that an old boat can be rebuilt and still be competitive as he has won the Punt Championships 9 times and the Hard Chine trophy 11 times in this boat.


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Javelin European Championship 2014

The Javelin European Championship took place at Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.  Eleven boats went from Great Britain to join the Dutch and German sailors, making 30 competitors taking part in the event.
The Earl brothers very nearly added this event to their wins, having won the Nationals earlier this year.  The Earl’s came second in their new Javelin, built by J J Boats.

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Norfolk Punt Open Championship 2014

The Norfolk Punt Championship took place on Barton Broad on 16th and 17th August.  The wind was in a westerly direction which is not favourable on Barton, it was also very gusty making it hard racing.
James, with his brother Paul as crew, won the Championship for the ninth time and the Hard Chine Trophy for the eleventh time.

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J J Boats boat wins the 2014 Scorpion Nationals

2014 Winning Scorpion from JJ Boats


The winning boat in the 2014 Scorpion Nationals, held at Teign Corinthian Yacht club, was built by J J Boats and fitted out by Paintcraft.

Congratulations to Tom Gillard and crew Sam Brearey on their win.

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JJ Phantom at 2013 Phantom Nationals

Charlie Cumbley Manager at North Sails One Design used my Phantom for the 2013 Nationals at Shoreham.  I asked him for his comments on the boat and this is what he wrote

“My comments are simply I think the boat is very good, it feels stiff and well built. The general control line layout is the best I have used and works immaculately so it’s just easy to jump in and go sailing. The deep cockpit is a massive leap forward, its much easier tacking and gybing particularly in any kind of seaway like Shoreham. Personally if I was going to buy a Phantom there is simply no other boat I would purchase, its a real step forward.”



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Congratulations to the Earl Brothers

Congratulations to the Earl Brothers for winning the 2014 Javelin National Championships, which took place at Southwold.  They won the event in their new

JJ Javelin with 4 firsts and 2 seconds.

This was their first main event in their new boat.  This is the first boat built since the new alterations to the mouldings.  It was built over the winter of 2013/2014 with some fittings fitted by J J Boats and the rest completed by the Earls.  The main change is that the 2 “broker” tanks have been incorporated into a new front tank mould, making cleaner lines, less fiddly little moulds that can leak and giving a far smarter look to the forward end of the cockpit.  This is also to make the hull stiffer around the centre case/mast area.  The centre spine has also been revamped to make it neater, stronger and easier to build.

The new look Javelin has been well received by all who have seen her.


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