Jenetta 1939

"Jenetta" A golden opportunity to re-create the World's largest and fastest 3rd rule 12-metre. 

  • Jenetta by Alfred Mylne - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht
  • Jenetta by Alfred Mylne - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht
  • Jenetta by Alfred Mylne - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht
  • Jenetta Original Plans  - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht
  • Jenetta Original Plans  - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht
  • Jenetta races Vim in 1939 (and wins!)  - the worlds largest and fastest 3rd Rule 12m racing yacht

Designed in 1939 by Alfred Mylne for Sir William Burton, President of the Yacht Racing Association and long term client of the Mylne design office.

The “Jenetta” was one of his most successful 12-metre designs, exceptional even by the standards of a man who was considered to be the world’s finest designer for 12-metres in his day. “Jenetta” was the fourth and last 12-metre for Sir William Burton, himself a famous yachtsman, who made his fortune in the sugar trade. Sugar and tea have a natural affinity and so he first became business partner and later friend of Sir Thomas Lipton with whom he shared the passion for yacht racing. Burton helmed Lipton’s “Shamrock IV” in an unsuccessful but close challenge for the America’s Cup in 1920. “Shamrock IV” was narrowly beaten by the American defender, “Resolute”, by 3 races to 2 and this was Lipton’s best ever challenge.

“Jenetta“ is not only the longest 12 metre ever built but was also one of the fastest, the only one capable of beating “Vim” in 1939 (see article above). 

The opportunity now exists for a new "Jenetta" to be authentically re-created from the extensive plans and documents held in our archive. With support from the Mylne design team ensuring compliance with the original specification, "Jenetta" can once again grace the seas as the largest and fastest 3rd rule 12m yacht afloat. Please cotnact this office for further details.

Designer - Alfred Mylne

Specification

Spar Length 21.7m / 71.2ft

Length 21.7m / 71.2ft

Loadline 14.2m / 46.5ft

Beam 3.7m / 12ft

Draft 2.7m / 9ft

Rigging: Bermudan Sloop

Engine: TBD

Displacement: 27tonnes

Sail Area: 170m² / 1833ft²