Bjarne Aas Viking Class 1948

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After the success of the Folkboat, the Scandinavian Yachting Federation hit upon the idea of creating a common One-design keelboat, endowed with more size, comfort and beauty than its chunky predecessor. The Norwegian designer Bjarne Aas, known for his Gold Cup-winning Six metres, got the nod, resulting in 1947 in the Nordic Viking yacht. The intention was to have it built at various yards in Scandinavia. A big success the Viking was not. The Norwegian market was already blocked by the International One-Design, drawn and built by the very same Mr Aas. Sweden had the Neptun cruiser. a.k.a. 'Neppare', while Finland preferred yachts built to its 'A' rule. But the lucky few, who chose the Viking, got a beautiful and seaworthy, albeit spray-tossing vessel. Its sleek hull and long keel ensured steady sailing in a fresh breeze, while the simple rig with jib and main stayed within the abilities of a family crew. Yachtsmen of Norwegian descent, located around the Airisto waters in Turku, introduced the Viking to Finland. Through them it caught on in the Helsinki area. Britta is one of the rare boats still sailing and is now offered for sale.
EURO 44.500,00
Reference 18266
Builder Svendborgsund Yacht- og Baadevarft
Year 1948
Type Viking One Design
Design Bjarne Aas
L.o.a. 9.48 m
Beam 2.01 m
Draft 1.55 m
Accommodation - Cozy and functional - two berths on each side in saloon and sail storage in the forepeak
Engine Yanmar 1 GM diesel
Flag Germany
Location Northern Germany
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