Alloy Yachts began construction in June 2003 of the 39.6m (130ft) sloop Janice of Wyoming. She is the twelfth design from Dubois Naval Architects built by Alloy Yachts since 1991 and features a low profile hull that offers a sleek shape and high performance.
After completion of the hull, deck and superstructure in the construction bay she was moved in January 2004 to her finishing bay.
The aluminum sloop has a beam of 8.7m (28.5ft) and draws 4.0m (13ft). With ease of handling under sail as very high priority the vessel is outfitted with dual headstays and Alloy Yachts captive winches. The sloop is fitted with a carbon fiber mast with in boom furling. Retractable bow and stern thrusters make her equally maneuverable in tight quarters. Her mechanical systems are designed for ease of service and reliability. Her main engine is a 600 h.p. Lugger fitted with a Hundested propeller. There are two Northern Lights 55kw generators. The engine room incorporates additional headroom, which allows for easier servicing of equipment. She has a cruising speed of 12 knts. and a range of 2500nm.
Designed for an American customer, the deck and interior arrangement offers great flexibility as the owner intends using the yacht for both family use and formal entertaining. There is a large deck saloon with two generous dining tables. This lounging area is serviced by a bar nearby.
Below deck, the enclosed saloon is exceptionally light and airy and offers extensive visibility. From the saloon heading aft there are two quest cabins, each has its own ensuite. The owner's stateroom aft includes a dressing room, office and private access to the cockpit. The master bathroom is finished in marble with a shower and separate tub. There are crew accommodations for 6 plus ship's office, separate laundry facilities and crew dining area.
The interior is finished in walnut with detailed moldings. There are many practical features that reflect the diligence the owner, owner's representative and the Alloy Yachts design team have invested in Janice of Wyoming. For example, the sound proofed panel that separates the gourmet galley from the dining saloon may be lowered with a touch of a button.
The yacht has a sophisticated electronic package which will allow the owner to handle video conference meetings while on board from many locations around the world.
Equipped for extensive world cruising, there are two tenders. One tender is stowed within a recess on the foredeck allowing for easy launching in rough weather. The second tender is deployed from the stern garage which also accommodates the dive gear, dive compressor and day head. Dual retractable anchors allow for an uncluttered deck. Janice of Wyoming was launched on 10 April 2005 built to Lloyd's classification and complies with the Code of Practice for Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels.