This unique boat designed by Ken Lacco and built by Tim Phillips at the Wooden Boat Shop, mimics the lines of the couta boats with a sprung keel. It was built in the traditional manner with steam bent ribs and has proved to be very comfortable and seaworthy under both motor and sail. It is rigged as a gaff rigger cutter with sails by Doyle, using only wooden blocks and traditional three strand rope, there is not need for winches on this boat! The standing rigging is state of the art dyneema which has been spliced and served with tared twine. The boat is fitted out with with a Wallace diesel stove and hot plate, continuous running fridge, hot water, inverter, genset and Sardine wood fired stove. There is an extensive library along with Simrad navigation systems. There is accomodation for up seven people with an ideal cruising crew of four. The pilot house provides protection from the elements in all weather with the aft cockpit being self draining. The Jane has a 1000nm range thanks to the 860 fuel and water tanks and the economic 110 hp Yanmar motor.