Frida – a Swedish double ender
An interesting double ender clinker launch with a central cockpit
Frida is a stylish Swedish double ender clinker built launch of mahogany with an oregon pine deck under canvas style coating. The hull is honduras mahogany on oak. A similar boat came to Henley Traditional Boat Festival a few years ago with a family on board, all the way from Germany and carried off several trophies. These are really usable craft with good cabin space and sleeping for us to five people. The Swedes love to be outside in good weather so the cockpit seats 8. The current owner, who is Swedish but now lives in the UK, has upgraded recently to a Dunkirk Little Ship. The original engine is still going strong and gives the boat a good turn of speed – about 9 knots from the 36 HP Perkins. Boat Safety Scheme certificate valid until 28th December 2022 with EA Thames licence paid up to the end of December 2019. During the past winter there has been a new coach house roof with blue covers for the rooflights as well as a full length cover (£2760). A new bilge pump was added and the boat has been serviced with all the electrics upgraded to include lighting.
Now available for viewing afloat in the Thames region by appointment with the office on 01491 578870.