2174Help me with some history on my boat!
- Nov 13 2:12 PMI am the proud owner of a boat which I believe is designed along the
same lines of the "Eric." I have been trying to get more information
on this boat for the past 5 years and have hit some brick walls.
Hopefully someone here might have a little tidbit or even be able to
point me in some sort of direction. I guess you can call this a shot
in the dark.
The story I have been told and other pieces of information I have
gathered is that she was built in Nakskov, Denmark in 1926 by a
Richard Rassmussen at the Nakskov Wooden Ship Yard. She is 32 feet
long, has a 9.5 foot beam, and 5.5 foot draft. Like "Eric" she was
originally rigged as a gaff rigged ketch. Having been worked on
extensively by a Danish shipwright, it is clear she was overly built
and to classic high end Danish standards with the best quality iron
spikes and rivets. Her lines however are almost identical to the Eric
and I am curious which boat came first given the age of my boat. Did
William Atkin ever make any tips to Denmark before drawing the designs
for "Eric?" Did he consult any particular Danes before completing his
I was hoping someone might have some documents/information or just
know some history pertaining to yachts built to "Eric's" design in
Denmark during the early 1920's.
Any information, contacts, old documents, etc you might have would be
a tremendous help for me. Thanks! (I also would be happy to email
pictures if people are really interested)
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