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The Gaff Rigged Cutter built in 1912


Juanita in Liverpool's Albert Dock, August 2017
Photograph by Martin Hansen

Juanita : Soon To Be Refurbished ?
I came across Juanita after sailing in to Liverpool in August 2017. She was the most interesting of the few wooden sailing boats that I came across during my stay. I read in 2018 that she had been moved into Liverpool marina to be refurbished.
Nick Miller, author of The Lancashire Nobby, writes, "Juanita was one of four small sister ships built as yachts. I would be surprised if she was ever registered to fish (unless it was a fiddle to get round petrol rationing) as one of her co-owners sawed off the noggs to prevent her from being used to fish when he found out that his co-owner had made a trawl". Part of being a true Nobby, argues Nick, is that the boat was originally commissioned to be used for fishing. So Juanita should probably be tagged 'Nobby related' !
Other Nobby and Nobby related boats on this website include Anna Ellidi, Peggy, Harbringer, May, Juanita, Ziska, Naiad and Ethel.

Juanita (Name on bow)
Juanita's name on her bow, August 2017
Photograph by Martin Hansen

Juanita Statistics
Built : 1912 by William Crossfield & Sons in Arnside, Cumbria, England
LOA : --' -" (+ bowspit)
LWL : --' -"
Beam : -' -"
Draught : -' -"
Displacement : -- tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° ------
National Historic Ship : N° ----
SSR : N° -----
OGA : N° ----
Fishing Boat : N° BW120
Sail N° ----
Signal Letters : ----
MMSI : ---------

Juanita Custodians & Home Ports
Tony Kearney (?-2003-?) Merseyside, England
Jim Wier (?-?) Merseyside, England
Bill Allington (?-?) Barrow, England

Juanita Links
• None Found (January 2020)

Page last updated : January 2020


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