Janora is a Mrs Ranzo Class 6-tonner long keeled Bermudan sloop built in 1950 of pitchpine carvel construction on steamed oak frames with mahogany superstructure.  
LOA
27' 6"
LWL
23'
Beam
7' 1"
Draft
3' 6"
 
Built by A V Robertson & Co of Woodbridge to a design by William Maxwell Blake, Janora is one of only four believed to have been built.
The first Mrs Ranzo - originally named Mrs Ranzo - was built in 1935 at Crosbies yard in Cowes. I understand she still exists today, although her name has changed, first to Maranzo and now as Alice For Short. Her appearance has changed too! In the 1970’s a clipper bow and cutter rig were added, increasing her length from 27’6” to 32’. The name of one other Mrs Ranzo was Marsa.
Maxwell-Blake’s designs are quite unique in so far as the under-water lines of all his boats are the same - an uninterrupted curve from stem to stern-post making them as much admired out of the water as in! The best documented of his designs is the 22ft Deben 4-tonner, he also designed the Ranzo class, smaller and more prolific than the Mrs Ranzo. Other designs include Monsoon, a 6 Metre he raced at Cowes and that still exists today. He also built a 12 Metre.
The above information was provided by the Maxwell Blake Association, 22 Angel Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4NG. More information would be welcome, please contact andrew@janora.co.uk