Damn, is this what the IOR rule created?? Look at that bloated midsection and tortured stern! And you can imagine how it looks under the water,,,,We don’t care, we loved the rule and at the time, we didn’t know any better. Here’s the story of this nicely restored 1/4 tonner as part of our where are they now series featuring ton boats of all sizes and shapes from around the world. Got a boat, or know of one – we’d love to hear your story! Plus, we’d like to hear of any of the old Two Tonners from back in the day as well…
Built in 1979, this is one of the three build quarter tonners designed by Alain Jézequel. One of her sister boats was listed on Sailing Anarchy a while ago as a Quarterpounder:-). This boat was originally built for Fred Imhoff and still listens to her first name: Joker. This must be one of the first boats build in a kevlar epoxy sandwich construction. I have owned her for 10 years now. Last year she got a beautiful pearl orange paint job, new rig etc, I just love this boat. Unfortunately I have to sell her because my ambitions go further to offshore shorthanded sailing and the RORC requires 9 meters length. Might anybody be interested? Drop me a note.
Best regards from Holland!