The Story of Judith R, 1935

Judith R was built in 1935 for Barney Balaban, who allegedly had links to the Chicago mob and was head of Paramount Pictures. She was a luxury commuter yacht for travel between his home in Connecticut and his office on Manhattan Island, New York City. 

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The Sopranino is an example of some of the individualistic work carried out by Woottens. The boat was designed by the yacht designers Colin Mudie and Patrick Ellan. Sopranino took between seven and eight months to complete and cost £700 in 1950. 

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The Baby Greyhound is another suitable case study for the type and style of work Woottens is known for. The Baby Greyhound was built originally in the 1930's at a separate boatyard. She saw extensive service during the war, when she was used by the local Home Guard formation. After the war the boatyard which had originally built her, Andrews of Marlow bought her back. She was then sold to a private owner for the sum of £200.

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Hollywood Royalty

The Story of Judith R, 1935 Judith R was built in 1935 for Barney Balaban, who allegedly had links to the Chicago mob and was head of Paramount Pictures. She was...

Sopranino

The Sopranino is an example of some of the individualistic work carried out by Woottens. The boat was designed by the yacht designers Colin Mudie and Patrick Ellan. Sopranino took...

The Baby Greyhound

The Baby Greyhound is another suitable case study for the type and style of work Woottens is known for. The Baby Greyhound was built originally in the 1930's at a...

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Of special interest to the Woottens is the on-going restoration of Judith R, a 1935 commuter yacht, transported across the Atlantic in a ruinous state by her current owners specifically for restoration by Woottens. At 57ft long a floating temporary shed has had to be built to accommodate her!

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