Knarr

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The knarr (plural: knarrer) was the generic name for viking trade and mercantile ships. Typically they were broader in the beam and had a deeper draught than the vessels used for raiding, the longships. They were also less reliant on oars as a means of propulsion and more on the use of sails.


Knarr is also the name of a Bermuda rigged, long keeled, sailing yacht. The Knarr was designed by Erling L. Kristofersen, Norway, in 1943. It was traditionally built in wood, but since 1966 it has been built in GRP. The Knarr is mostly found in Norway, Denmark and San Francisco, USA. Since 1969, international championships have been held yearly. Knarrs are currently built by a boat builder in Germany.

Measurements:

LOA 9.28 m
Length water line 6.21 m
Width 2.12 m
Draugth 1.30 m
Freeboard 0.60 m
Total weight 2,250 kg
Weight of keel 1,300 kg
Sail area, jib 9.00 mē
Sail area, main 17.60 mē

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