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The Junk Rigged Schooned, built in 2000
Designed by Maurice Griffiths, updated by Bruce Roberts


Jua on the hard at Port Dinorwic on the Menai Strait, January 2020
Photograph by Martin Hansen

Jua : Winter Lay-up, January 2020
I was delighted to stumble across Jua when passing by Port Dinorwic, North Wales, January 2020. Built in steel, she's one of the Golden Hind designs, originally by Maurice Griffiths, and updated by Bruce Roberts. She's an interesting boat with two large masts, one right on the bow, championing the Junk Rig, considered by its advocates to a simpler but equally effective rig to the Gaff or Bermudan. Jua has certainly proved this to be a valid rig, having used it to cross the Atlantic, December 2000.

Jua, designed by Maurice Griffiths, updated by Bruce Roberts
Photograph by Martin Hansen

The plans for this Golden Hind 34 design are still readily available; it's an interesting throwback to an age when prospective boat owners settled on a design they liked the look of and then hunted around for a yard to build it. The word Jua comes from Tanzania. It is Swahili for 'sunshine'.

Jua's stern along with self steering gear, January 2020
Photograph by Martin Hansen 

Jua Statistics
Built : 2000 in England
LOA : 34' 0"
LWL : 28' 2"
Beam : 10' 3"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 6441 kg
Lloyd's Register : N° ------

Jua Custodians & Home Ports
Owain Parry (2007-2011-?) Port Dinorwic, Wales 
Kathy & Roger Thomas (2000-2007) Brighton Marina, England

Jua Links
Golden Hind 34 design drawings

Page last updated : January 2020


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