JASON was a custom design for an experienced owner who wanted a seaworthy, blue water cruiser. As a result she has many features in her design that make her safer at sea, easier to handle and more comfortable, i.e. a small cockpit well, permanent boom gallows, running backstays, cutter rig, exceptionally large saloon, and ample stowage space throughout.
Five dorade vents plus fore hatch, skylight and eight opening ports will keep the interior liveable even in the tropics. A small cabin heater is fitted to provide comfort in cooler climes.
The accommodations are laid out for a couple with occasional guests and there is ample width in the saloon to fit a pilot berth on the port side if desired. The galley is quite complete and the chart table is extra large to please the serious navigator.
Auxiliary power is by a small diesel of 10-40 hp and the 27 gal fuel tank can be enlarged if desired for longer range under power.
Construction is of fiberglass using any of the popular one-off methods such as C-flex, Airex or balsa core, etc. There is nothing in her construction that cannot be handled by a talented amateur craftsman and a number of JASONs have been amateur built. Many JASONs, both professionally built and home built, are sailing the waters today and have poked their bows into anchorages all around the globe.
The sailor looking for a world cruiser or simply a handsome double ender for coastal cruising will find that JASON just might be the answer to his needs.
Study plans contain sufficient drawings to price out materials or obtain a professional bid; the cost of study plans is credited if complete plans are later ordered. Complete plans include rights to build one boat, plus reasonable consultation during construction.
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