Halvorsen Freya design

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by onenut, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Fatlady
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    HPeer,
    is the boat you´re after called "Safara" offered by "Rogue Yacht Sales" ? Looks great on the pictures at rogueyachtsales.com. If so, congratulations!
     
  2. HPeer
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    Why, yes it is. And thanks for the congrats.

    We have a survey scheduled for Feb 20. I expect it to go fine. The boat needs some work, as all do. I don't see any major problems with it.

    I think it will make a nice stable platform for my squeamish wife.
     
  3. HPeer
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    We just came from the survey on the Pape and it did well. No major issues, but a few blemishes befitting a lady of her age.

    I did find some info, it seems that she was built by Steven Andrews of Inventive Design & Development at the Curtis and Pape Boatyard in West Looe, Cornwall. Apparently SAFARA was her original name.

    I don't find them on the web. We will be closing in a few weeks, hopefully, and then I'll have fuller access to her papers.

    The other name that appears, and I'm a little confused by this at this minute, is:

    CMC Metal Fabrication
    Unit 14A
    Telford Road
    Bicester
    Oxon, OX6 OTZ
    0869 245353
     
  4. Landlubber
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    I used to own the Halvorsen Freya called Tara II.

    She is currently owned by Steve and Sue in Gladstone.

    I have lines planes for her design and also a newer version by Trygve Halvorsen, but we would have to see about releasing these plans as they may be copywrited still.
     
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    Hi Onenut! I was in Halmstad and looked at a hull that was for sale, a 35 footer (the same "koster" as you mentioned) That hull is now laying about 20 km from my home, an older man is finishing her and soon ready to go sailing! I also have 2 other friends (Yes belive me this is true!!!) How have sailed the world around in a simmular one, but an extended version of 45 foot, ketch rigged! And one boat is laying in Helsingborg with the same constructor. These are beautiful boats, Kosters (called in Swe). but these hull were to expensive for me: 10 years ago: 30-40.000 USD Hull only! Just wanne let you know...
     
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    This tread looks dead?! anyway, I was in Helsingborg the other weekend and took a Pic' of the mentioned Koster A beauti...
     

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    This is an old thread so I am not sure whether contributions still useful.
    Trigve Halvorsen designed the original "Freya" which raced in the Sydney-Hobart in 1956 or thereabouts. In Australia the design has been borrowed and blown up to various lengths over the years - 40', 42', 47', 51', 60' and more. Aft cockpit and centre cockpit versions - "Tooluka" still earning a dollar around Cape Horn, "Banjo Patterson" chartering out of the Whitsundays, "Claire da Lune" still in Melbourne I think, mine about a year off commisioning. Many others.

    I contacted Trigve Halvorsen in Sydney several years ago and purchased a set of what plans he had left = just line drawings. I am sure Trigve would acknowledge his design had inspiration in the Norwegian double enders but "Freya" was an attempt to make it a little quicker. Old history now of course as we look back on the Perry double enders of the 70s and 80s. Freya was undoubtedly a very seaworthy yacht and subsequent versions have all proved good sea keepers with the ability to put in good daily averages and keep her crew comfortable. Not a good performer in light conditions though.
     
  8. Tad
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    Here's the Freya 39 as built in the US for a while and advertised in 1981.....from Cruising World......the hull layup sounds unbelievable today....

    Freya39.jpg
     
  9. Tad
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    And the Alan Pape designed Saltram Saga 40....... nicer looking than the Freya in my opinion....and the added beam really improves the interior

    Pape40.jpg
     
  10. Landlubber
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    Thanks for those TAD, I still have my original drawings for her and the modified version that was my boat, modified by Halvorsen to be an improvement on the original boat. She has wider sections aft and an extended waterline with a more modern bow than the original spoon, but the boat was built before the extra bow section was added. This gave a longer waterline, but more importantly, a collision bow.
     

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    That is great TAD, thanks for the pics. I actually owned a GRP Saga 40 (version with bowsprit and a tiller) - lovely boat to sail with beautiful balance and took a very heavy sea to push her about. Fantastic GRP layup and traditional interior. I agree that the topsides are more attractive than Freya original design. Most of the Freya's I know have been blown up and modified topsides and various other dimensions. Horst Diegmann has built a couple of dozen in steel in Autralia but is old enough that mine will probably be his last big effort.
     
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