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 Jarveys own Norfolk Punt is a 40 year old classic in which he has won the Punt Championship 7 times and the hard chine trophy 9 times.
J J Boats has a sister company James Jarvey Joinery Ltd
James Jarvey Joinery Ltd is active in office and shop fitting. Manufacturing top of the range high quality furniture. For domestic use we also manufacture and fit bespoke kitchens.
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.”
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.