Last website update:
03-02-16
JENAL ~ A Dutch Klipper 'Time Machine'

We welcome you to our story vis-à-vis the fusion of two eras... circa late 1800's for this Dutch Klipper's conceptual barge shape coupled with modern engineering and Biedermeier inspired interior. Built for J&A, a married couple who have chosen a life of permanently living & cruising in mainland Europe.

This website will inform about the sailing lifestyle, owners, the ship-builders, the special suppliers (the good & not so!) and outstanding equipment onboard plus the trials of building such a unique project including the disappointed delays caused by and eventual winning of; a 7 year legal battle with the contracted naval architect. As Winston Churchill once voiced; "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts".

JENAL's design pushes many technical boundaries and in consequence, pushed some artisans beyond their abilities. Learn more from this helpful website.

 

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  Bathroom & Day Toilet
  JENAL is the name of this Dutch Klipper (derived from JENnie ALan an example of historic Dutch vessel naming tradition). She is a type of Dutch barge but as her owners would say "one with improved style and classical beauty". She measures 23m x 4.75m (75' x 15' 7") and externally replicates a late 1800's Dutch Klipper. Klipper's of this era were originally powered by sail but this modern interpretation is powered by 2 x Volvo-Penta diesels. She uses both a stay-sail and her on-board spud-poles to steady her when JENAL negotiates deeper windblown costal waters and seaways.  
   
Mast
 
 
   
  Deck Area
   

  Master Bedroom & En-Suite
   
  Onboard Systems
 
This is a unique story because a replica of a Dutch Klipper has not been successfully recreated and certainly not to this exceptional standard.

Highlights of why JENAL is so special: #classic circa 1800's appearance, #modern hydrodynamic hull engineering, #auto lowering wheelhouse, #Biedermeier inspired cabinetry, #luxury interior fittings, #sun deck, #multipurpose mast, #pin-anchors (also act as keel), #twin transverse engines, #counter rotating props, #hydraulic drive & generator and #bow hold for road and water transport.

 
 

 Spud-Legs

   
Compromise is part of our everyday lives but most apparent in barge-life. Alan, JENAL's owner & prime designer has reduced these restrictive compromises of living aboard a barge by creating for wife Jennie and himself , a 1200 sq-ft sumptuous home with the assistance of some of the finest equipment, manufacturers      & suppliers available today.

Enabling
J&A to comfortably live and explore expanding Europe with its beckoning 100,000 miles of inland waterways. Plus room for their 'lifestyle essentials'; Classic Benelli 900 Sei motorcycle, fast RIB, mountain bikes, golf kit, etc.

SITE MAP <> CONTACT US <> ABOUT US <> PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS <> JENAL DIARY <> JENAL BUILD PICS <> SUPPLIER CONTACTS <> DUTCH BARGE ASSOCIATION

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