Anse La Roche

In Festival Boats 2023

Roy Jackson and his wife Dolores took on the 50-60 thousand hour build in their backyard and dedicated weekends and evening over the course of 35 years. In the spring of 2021 I was able to convince Roy to allow me to usher his beloved ship into her next season of life- to care for her for a while. Before his passing Roy imparted her story to me, sharing the history of every plank, fastener, and mechanism- each with its own tale. Roy’s love for his vessel never faded but as his age advanced, his ability to meet her demands slowly did. I have taken on her refit with care and am pleased to share her with the world while returning her to her former glory.