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Alloy Janice of Wyoming, low-profile and high-performance

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The emphasis in the Janice of Wyoming project was on sleek lines and high performance. Dubois Naval Architects and Alloy Yachts combined to create a new benchmark in excellence.

Bristling with innovative custom components designed and built by Alloy Yachts, this yacht is a showcase of state-of-theart technology. The communications and electronics package includes video conferencing and broadband Internet connection and is at a level normally associated with much larger vessels.

Drawn to the low-profile lines of an earlier Alloy-Dubois yacht, the owner specified even sleeker lines, with a high performance hull shape and powerful sail plan. Performance was emphasised, but sea-kindly motion and ease of handling was not to be compromised.

The outcome is a lower profile than any Dubois yacht of similar length and type. The hull lines feature a subtle sheerline and beautifully balanced integration between the hull and the modern, aerodynamic rise of the coachroof.

Alloy Janice of Wyoming superyachtIntended primarily for cruising with family and friends, Janice of Wyoming combines contemporary elegance with exceptional comfort and style.

The joinery throughout features fielded walnut, finished to an extremely high standard. Cream carpets and deckheads with neutral upholstery fabrics give the yacht an understated ambience, complemented by original seascape and landscape paintings from the owners' collection.

The entertainment areas are on two levels, with the upper saloon opening straight out to the cockpit – encouraging an easy indoor-outdoor flow. Panoramic views open up all around, both sitting and standing. A distinctive feature of the upper saloon is the bar counter, which is made from stone, with fossils estimated at 50-60 million years old.

The lower saloon is more formal with a lounge area to starboard and dining area to port. The heavily raked forward windscreen two levels above creates an atrium effect over this room with a spectacular view straight up the towering mast.

Owner and guest accommodations are in three aft staterooms. All are generously proportioned and allow a balanced distribution of space throughout the yacht. The crew also benefit and their accommodation and facilities forward are excellent.

The owners' stateroom occupies the full beam of the yacht aft and features its own companionway to the cockpit. The stateroom incorporates a study area to starboard, settee to port, ensuite bathroom and separate walk-in dressing room. The study is fully integrated into the yacht's communications systems, so that the owner can conduct business, including video conferencing, in private.

The guest cabins are on opposite sides of a central passageway that includes a handy refreshment station, where guests can make tea or coffee or help themselves to cold drinks at their leisure. One cabin has a double bed, while the other has two singles and a Pullman berth. Both have ensuite facilities and all the aft accommodations have climate control and independent entertainment systems.

Technical Specifications

LOA 39.70m (130.2ft)
Beam 8.40m (30.8ft)
Draft 4.00m (13.1ft)
Displacement 213.9 Tonnes
Sails North Sails New Zealand
Mainsail: 360m² (3875ft²)
Reacher: 520m² (5597ft²)
Blade: 298m2 (3208ft²)
Gennaker: 400m2 (4306ft²)
Mast and Boom Five spreader carbon fibre mast and carbon fibre boom furling system by Southern Spars
Furlers Reckmann 2 x RF 90-5
Deck Gear Alloy / Harken
Winches SevenAlloy Yachts captive winches
Two Alloy Yachts AY400 vertical stainless steel variable speed gennaker winches
Two Alloy Yacht sAY325 vertical stainless steel vertical docking winches
Main Engines 1 x 600hp Lugger diesel engines type
L6140AL2 with Kobelt controls in the pilothouse and helm stations
Gear Boxes 1 x ZF type 550 reduction gearboxes with 3.042:1 ratio
Propellers 1 x Hundested variable pitch
Speed Cruising speed 11 knots
Maximum speed under motor 13 knots
Generators 2 x 55kw Northern Lights generators
BUILDER Alloy Yachts International
DESIGNER Dubois NavalArchitects
CLASSIFICATION Lloyds Register of Shipping 100A1 SSC
Yacht Mono G6 LMC CCS / Large Yacht Code

Alloy Yachts

  • What started out as an ambitious project to build a 28m aluminium yacht by a group of New Zealand boat builders in the early 1980s led to the creation of Alloy Yachts just two years later. 

During the 1980s, a 12-13m yacht was considered large by New Zealand standards where the focus was on light displacement, relatively austere, high performance sailing yachts. The use of aluminium for the 28m Chanel (right) and the greater attention to the owner’s desired luxurious finish created a new level of skill and performance amongst the local boat builders involved.
The Chanel project took place on a leased site on the banks of the Henderson Creek in West Auckland, and when completed in 1985, the decision to keep the team together led to the purchase of nearby land and the establishment of Alloy Yachts Ltd. With the next project – the tender launch for the 1987 New Zealand America’s Cup challenge – the foundations for today’s highly-rated aluminium superyacht building team were laid.

Many people involved in those first two projects remain as key members of the Alloy Yachts team, including Tony Hambrook who joined the company as production manager and was asked to take over as managing director in 1990. Through the ‘90s Tony led the team through a period of massive expansion. A series of innovative developments in technology and engineering moved the company up the hierarchy of the world’s superyacht builders. Several yachts mark the advances achieved by the Alloy Yachts team, including the completion of their first yacht over 100ft in length in 1991.
With the first carbon-fibre mast and an efficient fully-battened mainsail, 32.6m Esprit featured the transfer of technology from America’s Cup design into the superyacht cruising domain. Sailing performance on 33.2m Espada was enhanced with pioneering in-boom furling systems. Alloy’s ground-breaking marine power system featured on 33.6m Imagine, allowing the use of any shore power system around the world and for long periods of total quiet onboard. Launched in 1994, 34.75m Corinthian was the first to have a concealed anchoring system.

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