b/w photos ex Keith Munro

Built & launched by Dick Lang in 1919, LOA 39′, Beam 11′, Draft 3′. Powered by a 180hp Hino, she is rather quick 🙂

Currently owned by John Wright

Colour photo was taken in November 2013 during the CYA Launch Cruise to the Riverhead Hotel.

8 thoughts on “Jeunesse

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  2. Why does she look so much better in the black and white photo than in the up to date photo? She looks fairly original apart from the dodger side being glassed in and the top extended aft, and the belting being fore shortened forard. But mainly it is the colour scheme. The curves are not picked out (belting line and hull step). The ports also are not picked out. What a pity. Old boats should be painted the old fashioned way ie using bold colours, in my opinion.


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  4. My father, WJB Mc Farland, owned this boat for 9 or 10 years – it was sold around 1980. From what I remember it was a dark coloured paint, not varnish. It was a great boat, very much loved!


  5. Unless you had “paid hands”, very little varnishing was done until the late twenties when reasonably durable cellulose varnishes like Ricksha and Heilin became available due to advances in paint technology coming from the motor industry. Dupont’s Dulux marine varnish was number one in the mid-thirties. It’s extremely unlikely that JEUNESSE had her coamings varnished originally.


  6. Were the coamings varnished? Our family’s 1917 ‘Pacific’ has never been varnished but had ‘grained’ brown paint. Lighter coloured paints look great and are totally practical in a marina environment. Fantastically original boat still!


  7. What a shame her beautiful varnished combings have been painted, — perhaps one day someone may make her totally original again, & revarnish them, & make her the original absolutely beautiful classic launch, in every way, she once was.. A truly beautiful classic example, of Langs work. — KEN RICKETTS


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