Janice of Wyoming is a 130 ft (40m) sloop designed by Ed Dubois’ team in Hampshire, UK and built by Alloy Yachts International in Auckland , New Zealand .She has a beam of 28.54 ft (8.7m) and draws 13.12 ft (4.00m). The yacht is Alloy Yachts’ 31st project and the 12th Dubois design. “Janice” began construction in June ’03 and was launched in March ’05. She has a very low profile superstructure and a high performance hull in the classic maritime colors of flag blue and white. Alloy Yachts’ own captive winches, a carbon fiber rig from Southern Spars plus a wardrobe of 3DL Aramid/carbon sails from North Sails’ Auckland loft ensure that she will be fast and easily handled in a wide variety of wind conditions.
The design has been a collaborative effort between the Alloy Yachts team, the Owners and the Dubois office. Personal design touches are everywhere, from direct galley / dining salon access and a guest servery on the lower deck.
It incorporates surfaces finished with unique fossil stone from the Owner’s home state of Wyoming as well as fluted posts and Italian marble. Owner’s stateroom includes a full-height dressing room to port and a well equipped office to starboard.
It also offers private access to the cockpit through an aft deck hatch. There are two guest cabins, a starboard double and a portside twin with an inboard Pullman berth, and all cabins are equipped with their own ensuites. Forward crew area includes quarters for six, a crew mess, separate ship’s office and a laundry, in addition to the well equipped galley.
Sophisticated video conferencing and other communications facilities fulfil a fundamental prerequisite – to be able to conduct business affairs from on board, anywhere on the globe. The electronics specification also includes state-of-the-art navigation and entertainment equipment and all electronic systems are designed to be upgraded as progress of technology allows.
Above deck, the yachts design is intended to offer maximum free space and flexibility. For instance, the main tender well, immediately forward of the mast, doubles as a comfortable spa. (A second tender is stored in the lazarette, which also houses dive and water sports equipment.) Majority of sailing and engine room controls are enclosed in two futuristic steering stations incorporated into the design of the cockpit which, in turn, can be converted from informal relaxing area to full entertaining mode in record time.
At the stern, the double articulated transom door opens up to form a swim platform while a hydraulic passarelle starboard aft deploys rapidly for effortless dockside boarding. Below the waterline fore and aft thrusters give the yacht excellent mooring manoeuvrability in any marina while her 45-tonne keel steadies her in any seas.Janice of Wyoming is built to Lloyd’s classification.