Sunday, March 1, 2015
SCANDINAVIAN BEAUTY - Klassieke boot Scherenkruiser
Ben. This is the yacht that you reminded me of, the 'Scherenkruiser.' In many ways (despite her lines being a lot finer in the bow) she looks somewhat like a slightly bigger version of the old Olympic 'Dragon' class. But she is definitely prettier than the Dragon. A yacht such as this is a very good example of economy of design. Given the parameters ( A weekend cruiser ) she has everything - looks, speed, and a cosy little cabin that would have sitting headroom. For exended periods of time it would be more like camping than commodious living in such a confined space - but if you want to live year round on a boat - then you require a much bigger design.
The Scherenkruiser is a purests sailing yacht - more Ferrari than a Volkswagon Kombi van, more Ballet Dancer than Weight Lifter - and no doubt the apple of its owners eye.
A little yacht like this would also be relatively inexpensive (if you can use the word 'inexpensive' at all when it comes to hand built wooden yachts). She would make a really nice little coastal weekend cruiser for the Northland coast here in New Zealand. So many splendid little yachts Ben!! So little time!
P.S - I see (Google 'Scherenkruiser) that this particular yacht is Te Koop (For Sale) at the moment for 27, 500 euros. She will make a very nice weekend cruising / racing yacht for some lucky Northern sailor (s).