Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

* Sailboat of dreams (5) – “Deben Jack” of Bristol, England

“Deben Jack” was sold in 2006 and unfortunately I’ve not been able to find any more news of her since then. See the photo gallery.

The Tahitiana is a “granddaughter” of the famous lifeboat built in the 19th century by Colin Archer to serve the Norwegian fishing fleet in the North Atlantic in winter time. This design of “double-ender” is renown for being seaworthy and seakindly even in atrocious weather, though she needs a fair amount of wind to sail well into the wind. There are many Tahitianas around the world – and many have made circumnavigations.

In the interest of encouraging owners to share their experiences and knowledge with other owners and people interested in this robust design, I’ll be posting photo albums of Tahitianas I meet at anchor, along the dock and on the internet.

If you have any information about this boat or other Tahitianas please let me know.

[album: http://dennisonberwick.info/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Tah – Deben Jack/]


2 comments on “* Sailboat of dreams (5) – “Deben Jack” of Bristol, England

  1. Iain Massey
    May 10, 2010

    Hi Dennison,

    I bought Deben Jack in 2006, and she now sits on the Yorkshire coast.

    She now looks a lot better than the photo’s you have of her, I sprayed her hull last summer (2009), and am working on the deck this year.

    She sails very well, and always attracts interest.



  2. Allan
    August 6, 2012

    Is she currently in Bridlington. I have seen her a few times. Good design, Stong looking boat


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