Who can save this Johnson & Jago 2 1/2 tonner now lying at Maldon?

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Johnson & Jago-built 2 1/2 tonner Dzorbha

Marinestore at Maldon sent an email to me (and probably many others) appealing for someone to take on this 1936 Johnson & Jago-built 2 1/2 tonner.

More details and photos can be found at the Marinestore weblog, but the basic information is as follows:

Dzorbha has been abandoned by her owner. Her planking and ribs are pitch pine on oak in good condition. She has no sails and her mast is long past its sell by date. Overall, she will need a lot of work by a true enthusiast. She can be viewed at Shipways Yard, North St, Maldon CM9 5HQ, in the back row against the fence.

Marinestore says it will accept any reasonable offer (the owner she goes to is more important than what we get). There will be a lifting charge to load her on to transport if required and we will allow a week for the new owner to get things organised. Please email any queries that you may have to chandlery@marinestore.co.uk – all offers by email must be in by 12pm on the 31st July.

I’ve emailed to ask for more photos and some history, but haven’t had a reply – but maybe you’ll be more lucky!

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2 thoughts on “Who can save this Johnson & Jago 2 1/2 tonner now lying at Maldon?”

  1. hi all, I took over Whistler, one of the 1st J&J 2.5tonners, off Classic Boat spent about 5 year resstoring including steam bending about 60% of the timbers, new floors, new keel bolts, stringers etc, Main job left to do was the the garboard planks. Now living in Topsham Exeter and looking to move her down to finish off next year. I know of a few other owners including an ex High Modulus colleague Julian Smith who has a sister vessel in full commission! Also a friend who was restoring one in Norfolk! I would be very interested in trying to find a good home for this vessel. Saw a similar vessel in West Mersea several years ago could be a similar vessel? look forward to an udpate, cheers Andy

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