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Launched in 2010, VILJA is a classically-styled ketch-cutter constructed from locally and sustainably sourced Larch and Douglas Fir.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Simply stunning Swedish traditional ketch built in 2010 in locally and sustainably sourced Larch and Douglas Fir. VILJA benefits from an easily managed ketch/cutter rig with self-tacking staysail and self-tailing winches for main halyards and checkstays. Below decks VILJA features an absolutely beautiful hand-crafted Elm interior with a versatile interior layout affording up to 14 berths outside of the saloon. Her specification highlights include:-
The VILJA project started on 23 November 2003 when a group of people gathered in Norra Strö to discuss whether there was interest in building a boat together. It was agreed to build a sailboat that could fulfil the wishes of the group and individuals as much as possible, so together we decided that we would jointly be responsible for design and construction. Several of the group members considered that the internal spaces and comfort onboard should be given priority and that it was essential that relatively many could stay on board at the same time. Based on the wishes, a half model was made for a boat that was just over 19 m long and 4.2 m wide.
Bengt Romell, who runs Snickeriverkstan in Killebro (formerly the company Bengts Båtbyggeri) was appointed to coordinate the work. Bengt was born in 1960 just south of Gothenburg and has been sailing since he was a child. He has extensive experience of renovating wooden boats but has also built a number of boats in both wood and GRP.
The construction was financed by the co-owners investing money and their own working hours. In the spring of 2004, the co-owner group had grown to 27 people. Above all, there were now, within the group, people with competence knowledge and resources in several areas:
VILJA was launched in 2010 and has since sailed in the Swedish archipelago, sometimes on the west coast and sometimes on the east coast. Her hull shape provides a smooth and comfortable ride even in rougher seas and her large sail area provides relatively good speed even in lighter winds. She is now being sold to make room for new projects.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Keel & Rudder:
Engine & gearbox:
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Charging / Inverter:
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
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Summary of Accommodation:
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
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