You think you need a big yacht for cruising in Norway? Think again.

Seaworthy wooden boats have been built in Scandinavia since the Viking Age. Hundreds of variations along the long coastline of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, all designed and built to specification and purpose. 


One of these boats is the Kragerøterna. In 1938 a competition among locals in the town of Kragerø, on the south coast of Norway, led to the design of the Kragerø Tern Dinghy and the first two boats were launched in 1939 by boatbuilder Carl Iversen.

The 5,12 meter long and 1,46 meter wide dinghy carried a spritsail

 Kragerøterne. Photo: Akershusbasen

Kragerøterne. Photo: Akershusbasen

 Kragerøterne. Photo: Akershusbasen

Kragerøterne. Photo: Akershusbasen

Trond Sejersted Bødker is a passionate sailor of the Kragerøterne and two years ago he and some friends produced a fantastic video. It shows the amazing manoeuvrability of this little boat and shows some of the typical coastline in southern Norway. Enjoy!

Video by:Trond Sejersted Bødker, Norway. 

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