⚓ Commuter Yacht Jessica ⚓
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About ( info)A 75 foot commuter yacht designed by John Wells and built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation of Morris Heights, New York in 1930 for Jeremiah & Elizabeth Milbank (hence the name Jem) of the New York Yacht Club. Mr. Milbank commuted from his house in Byram Connecticut to the NYYC docks on 23rd Street in lower Manhattan during the summer months. Her narrow beam of 13 feet and 75,6 foot length allowed to her handle most weather with ease Later on, around 1973, the yacht after restoration was renamed to Jessica. She is one of very few remaining examples of these high speed luxery boats. Most became victims of time, rotting away forgotten and negleted in boatyards and boathouses.
!!! ANY ADVICE OR HELP IS WELLCOME !!! (plans, drawings or higher resolution photos)
John H. Wells (1879-1962), who designed JESSICA, was a naval architect and marine consultant in New York City. He was a 1903 graduate of Cornell University in marine engineering. He was employed by various firms in his career, including the Matthews Boat Company in Ohio, the Electric Launch Company, Bayonne, New Jersey, and Henry J. Gielow, Inc. New York City. In 1956 John H. Wells, Inc., was absorbed by the J. J. Henry Co., Inc. Mr. Wells continued to work with the new firm until retirement. John Wells designed the lines for JEM / JESSSICA in 1927 and 5 other commuter yachts were built from these plans from the late 1920's through the early 1930's.
Unfortunatelly I did not find usable plans for this beautifull wessel. Even pictures or photos are hard to find on the web.
So I have to build based on some drawing wiews and available photos. My plan is to realise a R/C motorized ship. You can follow construction.