The Boat

The S/V Queen Jane: 1984 50′ Shannon Ketch built in Bristol, RI. She is a true bluewater boat, sturdy and kindly.

After we purchased her in 1998 (originally named BRAVA) we undertook a complete refit and relaunched the boat in 2000. In 2019, we started a second refit which is still ongoing! Our most recent projects include new standing rigging, repainted masts, new instrumentation, radar and networking. In 2021, we installed new LifePo4 batteries with new monitoring systems, a new inverter/charger and we rebuilt our reefer/freezer from scratch with new insulation and a new refrigeration system! Our engine was overhauled and components rebuilt in 2020 and we’ve installed a new Genoa, staysail and mizzen, anchors, galley stove, kitchen counters, a new dingy, and more. Most importantly, we had the boat name re-painted! 

Sailplan for the Shannon50 Ketch

S/V Queen Jane in Mexico with Kate swimming