Sailing yachts

Skarpsno day sailer

(REF: 18009)


  • Designer: Kristofersen, Erling
  • Builder: Sigurd Herberns Boatyard, Norway
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Denmark
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 5'11"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 2300kg

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Wooden ships comments on this Skapsno day sailer

The Skarpsno 19.5sq.m yachts were designed as a racing class  in Norway and first launched in 1925.  About 150 yachts were built, some of which, including this one, were shipped to Denmark in the 1960’s as training boats.  This is build number 131.

Purchased by her experience professional boat builder owner in 1982, she underwent a major rebuild which finished in 2006 accruing some 2500+ man hours and can be found in superb condition.  The hull was extensively rebuilt where required, but being of slightly heavier construction than is normal for these Scandinavian day boats the hull is still very original.  A new deck was laid, the interior replaced and a new rig put in.

This is a stunning day sailer, easy to sail and very fast.  She is in top class condition and is ready to be enjoyed by her new owner.

Skarpsno day sailer


Erling Kristofersen , Norway


Sigurd Herberns boatyard, Norway





Planked in Oregon pine screw fastened to steam bent ash timbers with heavier intermediate frames.  Some older bronze screws but 80% have been replaced in stainless steel.  Hull was epoxy sheathed after it was rebuilt to give fair and stable top sides.

Large oak floors fastened to the back bone with bronze through bolts.

1300kg external lead keel fastened with bronze keel bolts.  Checked in recent years and found to be sound.

Heavy beamshelf with pine deck beams.  Yacht laid teak deck epoxy glued over a Bowa marine plywood subdeck, joggled to a varnished kingplank with varnished mahogany coverboards and margin boards

Varnished mahogany cockpit coamings extending into a low sloping coachroof to give a little more headroom under the foredeck

Deep safe cockpit with painted sole boards and a single seat athwartships at the aft end.  Mainsheet track is across the middle of the cockpit with two locker seats port and starboard at the forward end.



Fractional bermudan sloop rig on keel stepped pear shaped Oregon pine mast.  Mast was constructed new in 1990 by the owner.  Pine boom with slab reefing.  All stainless steel fittings.  Stainless blocks are bound in leather.

Stainless steel standing rigging new 2005.  Twin lower shrouds, single intermediate and jumper struts to support the head of the mast.  Running backstays only, no standing.

All blocks are stainless steel roller bearing type.

New racing sails include main, headsail and gennaker.  Spare suit of sails with the boat.


The boat has no engine, as she was originally built.  She has been fitted with some simple electrics including a deck light and navigation lights run from a single gel battery.


Limited accommodation under the foredeck comprising two small bunks with new bunk cushions.  The finish in the fore peak is exceptional with gloss white deck head and oiled hull sides.

Lazarette under the aft deck with a decent space for storing warps and fenders.

This is very much a day sailor yacht but can provide some fun with weekend camping.


Steering compass

2 suits of sails

Alloy spinnaker pole

Fortress lightweight anchor with 30m of lead line

Radar reflector

Manual bilge pump

4 x fenders

2 x extra large fenders

Mooring lines

Spare lines, warps, shackles etc


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.