Jane is a 46-foot traditional-style cruising smack and draws inspiration from the couta, cray and shark fishing boats of Bass Strait. The lines for Jane were laid by Tim Phillips and Master Designer Ken Lacco. Like the fishing vessels from which she draws her inspiration Jane is of strong construction. She draws a wide beam, is sensibly rigged and easy to handle. She’s designed and built to go to sea.
The interior layout is a collaboration with Melbourne-based architect Rodney Eggleston of March Studio. The design process enabled the boat to be modelled  to a standard which incorporates fresh contemporary ideas with functuinality and comfort.

A low aspect gaff cutter rig, Jane carries 1200 sq’ of sail. She’s fitted by  Col Anderson from Doyle Sails.  Jane is fitted with dyneema standing rigging and set through our range of smooth running, tranditional-style wooden blocks with ball bearing sheaves.


Length        46'0"
Beam        15’0” 
Draft        5’6”

Power         Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 110
Top Speed        8.5 knots
Cruising Speed         7.0 knots

Fuel Capacity         800 L
Water Capacity        800 L
Sail Area        1,200 square feet 
Displacement        20 tons


In the early 1980s Tim Phillips got together with Ken Lacco to develop Tim’s idea of building a purpose built cruising boat. With inspiration from the Couta, Cray and Shark fishing boats of Bass Strait the lines for Jane were laid down.

Jane is specifically designed to give just the right compromise of sailing ability and performance under power. The balance of the hull form will ensure she is light on the steering, as well as all angles of heel and at different points of sail.


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