'Jenetta'

-Alfred Mylne's 12Metre

During the 1939 races,
JENETTA was the only boat being
capable of beating Vanderbilt`s 1939
S&S construction VIM by 2 seconds
on a 27nm race.

Mission to save
a piece of yachting history

JENETTA -ALFRED MYLNE'S 12METRE
JENETTA -ALFRED MYLNE'S 12METRE
JENETTA -ALFRED MYLNE'S 12METRE

The Jenetta

Robbe & Berking

JENETTA -ALFRED MYLNE'S 12METRE
JENETTA -ALFRED MYLNE'S 12METRE
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Commissioned by

Sir William P. Burton (1864-1942), helmsman of Sir Thomas Lipton’s America’s Cup challenger, Shamrock IV. She became the longest and fastest 12-Metre ever built.

During the 1939 races

JENETTA was the only boat being capable of beating Vanderbilt`s 1939 S&S construction VIM by 2 seconds on a 27nm race.

Of the 1,000 or more races,

Sir William Burton has sailed in twenty-five years, 618 were on his own yachts. He won with these 235 first prizes and 140 others, making total of 375.

‘Jenetta ‘ was bought

from the late Sir William’s estate by L J Clements of Banbury, Oxfordshire.  In 1950 ‘Jenetta’ was sold to A W Stevens of Stirlingshire.  A few years later he sold ‘Jenetta ‘, now out of class to the Urry family in Vancouver.

She was abandoned for many years in Vancouver, Canada

Jenetta first launch, 1939
Jenetta launch May 28th, 2019

“Almost exactly 80 years since her launch in 1939

“Almost exactly 80 years since her launch in 1939, Jenetta, the longest 3rd rule 12m ever built, was relaunched at the Robbe and Berking Classics yard in Flensburg in June, 2019.
After a meticulous rebuild, she soon proved her Mylne provenance, with some emphatic results at the R&B Sterling Cup
-Including a first”, Mylne Classic Yacht Design.

Rebirth of 12mR Jenetta K1

JENETTA K1 1939

Alfred Mylne´s
12 Metre

JENETTA

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We are on a quest to win the battle -there is no second

Sir William Burton (1864-1942) had sailed in more than 1000 boats in British waters.

For twenty-five years, yachting was his favorite sport, but instead of making a game of yachting, he made it a serious study just as much as his business.

He was one of those men who did never stay at “the old ways of doing things” for long. He would enter everything with heart, soul, and great passion.

When race day dawned at Robbe & Berking’s Sterling Cup 2019, the small marina at Glücksberg on the Flensburg Fjord was bursting with 10 12-Meters, five 6-Meters, and more than a dozen nippy little 5.5-Meter boats.

In baking sunshine and a shifty little breeze from the northeast, the racing got off to a good, clean start. In a reversal of her prewar fortunes, JENETTA beat her rival VIM to the mark on the first windward leg,

Designed in 1939 by Alfred Mylne for Sir William Burton, President of the Yacht Racing Association and long term client of the Mylne design office.

The “Jenetta” was one of his most successful 12-metre designs, exceptional even by the standards of a man who was considered to be the world’s finest designer for 12-metres in his day. “Jenetta” was the fourth and last 12-metre for Sir William Burton, himself a famous yachtsman, who made his fortune in the sugar trade. Sugar and tea have a natural affinity and so he first became business partner and later friend of Sir Thomas Lipton

JENETTA is another spectacular project at Robbe & Berking Classics.

We are restoring the 3rd rule 12 Metre class yacht JENETTA, designed by Alfred Mylne, who was one of the most experienced 12 Metre designers in the world.

She was built in Scotland at Bute Slip Dock, which was run by Mylne’s brother, Charles. She was to be each man’s swan song.