€180,000 tax paid

Beautifully restored canoe-stern classic

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelJouet Cornu 13.5m Bermudan Sloop
DesignerEugene Cornu
Boat NameJalina
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLa Spezia, Italy


LOA13.46m (44'0")
LWL9.2m (30'0")
Beam3.2m (10'0")
Draft1.9m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionWood
EngineLombardini LDW 1404M 35hp
Keel TypeLong Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 271

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    Beautifully restored of one of the most winning Canoe Shape design from Eugene Cornu, JALINA represents a beautiful turn-key solution for who is looking to get into the classic regattas circuit with a winning boat.


    “Un magnifique animal de course” this is how, in 1953, the French magazine Le Yacht described JALINA, born from the pencil of the established French designer Eugène Cornu.

    At the time the boat had already shown how much it was worth, winning in 1947 the Cowes-Dinard and the Cannes-Portoferraio.

    In 1953 he won the first Giraglia, repeated in the two following years in his own class. Other victories were won by Porto Azzurro-Anzio in 1955 and at Ajaccio-Monaco in 1957.

    The originals designs from Mr. Cornu are now held in the Musee National de La Marine in Paris as JALINA was one of the first sailing boat to gain victory in some of the most ambitious regattas against the English boats.

    JALINA was bought by her current owner in 2007 and she has been completely restore in Elba Island from Bonacina brothers between 2007 and 2010. Her highlights include:-
    • Khaya mahogany construction
    • Structural teak deck
    • One cabin layout with one head
    • Full list of Zaoli Dacron racing sails from
    • ORCI GPH 668,7, done in 2017 with a scanner measurement
    • CIM APM 212,9

    Recent Refit History:
    • Keel overhauled – 2015/2016
    • Cockpit new paint - 2017
    • Deckhouse paint yearly
    • Hull paint - 2017
    • Washboard paint – 2019
    • Mast, boom and jib boom paint – 2019

    JALINA is now for sale as her owner already embark on a new project and wish to find a passionate sailor who would like to take care of this beautiful boat.


    Eugene Cornu.

    “He spent his childhood in Nantes. His uncle, who works at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, teaches him to draw hulls. In October 1919, he joined Nieuport, a pioneer of aeronautical construction, near Paris. On February 1, 1923, he was hired by Paul Jouët at his shipyard in Sartrouville.

    He worked much before the Second World War on regatta dinghies, and after the war turned on cruise ships in collaboration with the Jouët shipyard in the Paris region; from there was born the famous Beluga (weighted dinghy of 1943). This is the real beginning of his career.

    From 1942 to 1957, he designed a dozen models whose hulls are made of wood, as well as light dinghies.

    From 1946 to 1958, the Jouët shipyard launched at least a dozen boats designed by Cornu, including one on which Jacques Brel learned to sail, and at least six pleasure boats. On the other hand, built by the Pichavant shipyard, apart from the Belouga, the Seagull and other successful series, we owe him 14 sailboats and two stars. Aquarius is one of the Norwegian rear ketch produced by this shipyard.

    After his death, his archives were deposited at the Naval Museum, which has about 130 of his plans.

    The 470 Olympic dinghy (produced more than 18,000 copies) also bears the Cornu signature, but it was designed by André Cornu who is none other than the first cousin of Eugene Cornu.".

    From wikipedia


    Jalina, born from the pencil of the architect Eugene Cornu, creator of famous boats like Glianne, Crazy CLoud, Morniz, Laer Mor, Striana, Kriss III, Pie Chris, Forban IV, Hallali, Marie Berte, Ondine, Janabel. Jalina imposes as a competitive boat since her appearance in 1947.

    Jalina collects victories in a classic of the time, the "Cowe-Dinard", followed by a subsequent victory in the "Cannes-Protoferraio". At the turn of the 1950s, victories and placings continued in the main Mediterranean regattas for Jalina. In 1953, on the occasion of the first edition of the Giraglia, Jalina participated helmed by her owner, Monseur Jaques Barbou in the role of skipper: at the end of the 196 miles, Jalina arrived in Sanremo victorious, putting almost 7 hours of separation between the famous and performing Derrida. In 1954, again with skipper-shipowner Jaques Barbou, this time accompanied by his wife Eliane, Jalina won again the victory of the second edition of the Giraglia.

    Jalina's crew was so formed: Monseur Barbou and his wife, Monseur Roger Breasange, Dr. Marcello Felloni of Sanremo and the sailor Francois. In 1955, for the third edition of the Giraglia, Jalina stands out taking second place. In 1958 Jalina wins the Ajaccio-Monaco. Still at Giraglia, Jalina remains at the height of his fame: third place in the '59 edition, fourth in the 1960s (at the helm the new owner, Monseur Jaques Legre), seventh place in the '64. Jalina continues to stand out on the main racing fields also with the third owner, Monseur Maurice Legris, until the mid-1970s.

    It was in 1975 that the fourth owner, Monseur Andre Hardy, decided to transform Jalina into a quiet pleasure craft: tree, deck and interiors were replaced and Jalina "adapted" to her new life, characterized by quiet coastal cruises. In 1982 Jalina sees a new owner, Monseur Philippe Mazella, come on board, confirming the cruise use. It was 1987 when the new owner, Mrs. Petra Wolker, deeply in love with Jalina, decided to elect her as her own home. Despite the now cruising sailing plan, Jalina helmed by the new skipper-owner, manages to earn an honorable fourth place at the Imperia Vintage Sails Rally in 1989. Since the late 1990s, Jalina is awaiting restoration work at a construction site on the island of Elba.

    In 2007 was bought by the current owner who did a complete restoration from 2007 to 2010. All the originals drawings and photos were collected in order to restore the boat with her original design from and Marco and Stefano Bonacina that bring the boat back shining as she is today.


    1st place at Cowes to Dinard
    1st place at Cannes to Portoferraio

    1st place at the 1st edition of the Giraglia race

    1st place at the 2nd edition of the Giraglia race

    1st place at the Giraglia
    1st place at the Portoazzurro to Anzio

    1st place at Ajaccio to Monaco

    1st place at the S.N.I.M.
    1st place at the S.N.M.

    1st place at the S.N.I.M.

    3rd place at the Vele d’Epoca di Imperia

    2nd place at Les Volies Antibes

    3rd place at Les Voiles Antibes
    2nd place at Vele d’epoca di Imperi
    4th place at Regates Royales, Cannes
    2nd place at Voiles St.Tropez

    5th place at Le Voiles, Antibes
    4th place at Regates Royales, Cannes

    4th place at Les Voiles, Antibes
    1st place at Argentario Sailing Week
    2nd place at Panerai Napoli
    5th place at Vele d’Epoca di Imperia
    2nd place at Regates Royales, Cannes
    2nd place at Le Voiles, St.Tropez

    1st place at Le Voiles, Antibes 1°
    2nd place at Argentario Sailing Week
    3rd place at Regates Royales, Cannes

    1st place at Le Voiles, Antibes
    2nd place at Argentario Sailing Week
    2nd place at Vele d’Epoca di Imperi
    3rd place at Regates Royales Cannes

    1st place at Le Voiles Antibes
    178th overall at Giraglia Rolex Cup

    Winner of the Trofeo Challenge Ammiraglio Florindo Cerri at the Vele Storiche di Viareggio
    1st place in real time and in Classe VSV 2

    Winner of Trofeo Artiglio thanks to the following results: 2nd place at the Marina di Carrara to Viareggio, 1st place at Le Grazie in May, 1st place at Le Grazie in September and 2nd place at the Vele Storiche di Viareggio in October



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from the European Union’s Recreation Craft Directive as she was first placed into use within the EEU prior to June 1998.

    Hull Construction:
    • Mahogany planking on oak frames
    • Transverse structures with a continuous keel from aft to bow.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Structural deck made entirely in teak – replaced 2020

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Long keel
    • The keel pins changed in 2010 and serviced in 2015
    • Skegged rudder


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Lombardini LDW 1404M indirect injection with unit injector pump in the cylinder head producing 35hp @ 3600 rpm - 2010
    • Mechanical reduction gearbox
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Single lever engine control

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine annually serviced
    • Approximate hours circa 1,500 as of October 2019

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • Tiller steering


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic circuit with 12vDC starting circuit and 220vAC via shorepower.
    • Electrical system refitted

    Battery Banks:
    • 12vDC engine start batteries
    • 12vDC batteries

    Charging / Inverter:
    • 70Ah 12vDC automatic battery charger

    • 12vDC 90Amp engine-mounted alternator for start bank charging

    Other Electrical:
    • Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
    • 230vAC shore power supply with sockets throughout interior


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water supply via pressure pump

    Salt Water:
    • Manual pump for salt water

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual bilge pump
    • 2x Jabsco electric bilge pump


    • 120 litres total fuel capacity in 1 aluminium tank of with gauge at DC panel - 2010

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx. 100 litres fresh water capacity in 1 stainless steel tank – 2010
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element


    In Cockpit:
    • Compass – overhauled 2014

    At Chart Table:
    • Knot master MKIII A manual log

    Communications Equipment:
    • VHF remote in the cockpit


    • 2-burner alcohol stove - 2010
    • 12vDC top opening fridge
    • Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply
    • Manual fresh and salt water supplies

    • Manual head in forward cabin – original completed restored in 2010
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers
    • Black water tanks in each heads
    • Original copper sink – restored 2010

    • No amenities, you can feel the beautiful wood construction around you and enjoy the sea


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 4 berths in one double cabins plus saloon.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Mahogany and solid wood interior joinery
    • White and Braun upholstery

    Accommodation layout:
    • There is one forward cabin with head. Aft port and starboard with bunk beds.
    • The galley is on the starboard aft side of the salon.
    • Aft to port still in the salon is the navigation chart table area. All switches and electronics are mounted in this comfortable forward facing area.
    • Through the main bulkhead to the salon


    • Douglas wood mast, boom and staysail boom – 2010, painted 2019
    • Keel-stepped mast with 2 set of inline spreaders and masthead rigged.
    • Stainless steel standing rigging
    • Mechanical backstay adjuster
    • Spitfire with removable forestay
    • Spinnaker track on mast
    • High module running rigging and halyards with historic colours

    • 2x Antal W30 2-speed chromed manual winches
    • 2x 2-speed chromed manual winches
    • 1x Merriman Bros winch with winch handler a the mast – original from 1946

    • All sails are designed and build from Zaoli sailsmaker in accordance with the CIM (International Mediterranean Commitee) regulation
    • Cruising main – 2010
    • Racing main – 2015
    • Genoa light – 2010
    • Genoa light – 2015
    • Genoa heavy with reefs – 2013
    • Jib 1 - 2010
    • Jib 2 – 2010
    • Staysail – 2010
    • Gennaker Heavy – 2010
    • Gennaker light – 2012
    • Symmetric spinnaker – 2015

    • Double guardrail and steel stanchions
    • Window on the cockpit

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Reversing manual anchor windlass to be installed
    • Admiralty anchor with chain
    • Anchor slot on the deck
    • Fenders and warps

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Awning
    • Cockpit cushions


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    • Liferaft – service expiring in 2020

    • 4x manual fire extinguishers

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying La Spezia, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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