A thousand year old design with state of the art contemporary features. The sea worthy four oar boats are direct decedents of the Viking vessels of old that sailed the oceans blue. Similar to the popular Caledonian Yawls yet much lighter, faster and easier to launch and retrieve.
Bought the boat for a summer of rowing with my wife on the East Coast. In the fall the varnish was refreshed with three new coats of gloss spar varnish and the white areas repainted. New varnish on the four spoon sculls.
Built in 2010 in Seattle by Erik Friberg, a builder who spent two years in Norway to learn the craft and understand the design.
LOD: 19' 2"
LWL: 16' 9"
Draft: 7" board up 42" board down
Sail area: Main 108 sq. Ft, mizzen 18 sq. ft.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Riveted and glued lapstrakes of six strakes per side.
Carbon fiber unstayed floating spars weighing about 13 lbs.
Lug rig with reefs on main with mizzen.
Piantedosi movable sliding seat monorail system.
Brass hardware and oar locks.
Bow collared eye for mooring and trailering.
Sails fy Douglas Fowler.
Dagger board and rudder with epoxy and graphite
heavy duty large wheeled trailer.
New West Marine boat cover from last year.
All parts fit inside the boat for travel. The rowing stations can be stored in the bow for sailing. The spars can be lowered and stored in the boat for rowing and boom and sails wrapped to masts.