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092 Vigilant

Scandinavian sailboats known as ‘Skärgårdskryssare’, Schärenkreuzer or Skerry cruisers were first developed in the Baltic sea in an area dotted with small islands - ‘skär’ being the name for the rocks not big enough to be called islands.

They had exceptionally tall rigs to catch the wind over the tops of the skerries and long, refined hulls which required only the faintest breeze to power the boat. The hulls were specifically designed to conserve momentum as they passed behind a skerry.

Once free of the skerry, the boat had to tackle the often difficult conditions of the Baltic - North Sea area. The demanding combination of conditions - from heavy wind and rough seas in unprotected areas through gusty winds when passing skerries to little wind and flat water in the protected fjords - resulted in the graceful and deceptively fast Skerry cutters.

Uffa Fox designed and built Vigilant for himself in 1930.

Length Overall 34’6”
Length WL 25’6”
Beam Max 6’4”
Draught 4’3”
Sail Area 236 sq. ft.
Displacement 2 Tons

"After two spins to air her new sails" he loaded her with supplies and set sail for Sweden on June 30th 1930.

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Andrew Thornhill

Designer:

EISCA

Class:

Uffa Fox

Year Designed:

1929

Year Built:

1939

Builder:

Uffa's Floating Bridge Workshop Cowes



LOA:

10.55 m

xx ft

LOD:

10.55 m

xx ft

Beam:

1.9 m

xx ft

Draft:

1.26 m

xx ft

LWL:

7.87 m

xx ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

1.34

Displacement:

1.9 Tonnes

Thames Measurement:

-

Hull Material:

Wood

Hull Construction:

Closed Seams

Hull Frames:

Steamed

Rudder:

Transom Hung

Sail Material:

Dacron

Deck & Superstructure:

Timber Laid Deck

Superstructure Profile:

Coach Roof

Interior:

Basic Cruising

Steering:

Tiller

Transom:

Aft Sloping

Rig:

Sloop

Engine Make:

None

Engine HP:

-

Engine Mounted:

-

Propeller:

-

Propeller Blades:

-

Mast Material:

Wood

Mast Configuration:

2 Spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Fin

Keel Material:

Iron