Längd: 78,5 cm, Höjd: 62,0 cm, Bredd: 26,0 cm
Swedish yacht Designed and built as a fast vessel for the
use of king Gustav III of Sweden, it was also used in naval battles such as the victorious
Battle of Svenskund against the Russians. Launched in 1778, it was built
to a design of Fredrik Chapman in the Djurgarden shipyard in Stockholm.
Chapman was the first naval architect to codify the design of the hull on the basis
of precise mathematical ratios, rather than relying exclusively on empirical methods
common at that time. The ship was schooner-rigged and this, together with
the tapered line of the hull, gave it exceptional sailing qualities. Our model is based
on original documents of the period and shows the ship as it looked in 1790.