Monday, 29 October 2018


There's been a Kestrel 22 in the harbour at Hill Head for several years so this may or may not be the same one, but it's certainly a nice and well kept example.

The Kestrel One Design Class dates from 1955 to a design by J Francis Jones, a former pupil of the famous naval architect Kim Holman.  Jones, from Woodbridge, Suffolk was inspired by shoal-draught sailing on the East Coast and incorporated strong clinker (lap-strake) construction with  a lifting keel.


  1. J Francis Jones designed some very nice boats - especially power boats, his were always as sublime and beautiful as any designed by Laurent Giles.


  2. You guys are amazing!!! I can't wait for your next series of blog !!!👍🌹🤩 best of good luck !! Best inflatable boats


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