Definitions for jolly boat
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a light boat carried at the stern of a sailing vessel.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of jolly boat:
1720–30; jolly < Dan jolleyawl
jolly boat, jolly(noun)
a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
A type of ship's boat of the 18th and 19th centuries, used mainly to ferry personnel to and from the ship.
The Jolly Boat is a 15 foot ketch rigged open day-boat designed by J. Laurent Giles. Originally designed for plywood construction, more recent examples were made with GRP with plywood decks and bulkheads, manufactured by AJS Marine in Chichester. The standard specification was described as a yawl rig, however the mizzen mast is mounted forward of the rudder making the rig a ketch although this is unusual for so small a boat. The foresail is mounted on a bowsprit. A sloop rig version was also available. In the ketch configuration the mainsail is gaff rigged and the mizzen a balanced lug. A steel centre plate and ballast makes the boat quite stable, and the high topsides, broad beam and large cockpit are designed with comfortable family cruising in mind. An outboard well on the port side is provided for a 4h.p. outboard motor.
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