Segelsnipa - Rundgatting

Snipa, pointed and rounded

You often hear the name snipa on a boat, a name that is often mistaken on some boats. But the name is associated with the older open boats that were very slender in their lines and pointed in front and stern. These boats were light-rowed and really adapted for more protected water, but despite that we find many snipa used in the open sea. Like Ölandssnipan, Gotlandssnipan, Skånesnipan in southern Sweden. In the lakes we find Vänersnipan and Vättersnipan. The most "pointed" boats are found in Norway's fjords and coasts, such as Oselvern and the <>Nordland boat, extremely slim boathull for rowing and sailing.

The use of the boat has played a big role, for fishing with heavy gear out at sea, the slender snipa was not bearing enough. The boat builder was filling up with a more mellow stem and stern, but now the boat was not as a pointed snipa anymore, and we call this boat for rounded. Such developed in Bohuslän with its rough sea, where the boat type also got its own name, the Kosterboat.

In the Koster Islands there were formerly skilled boat builders who probably named the boat type. Early, they started building deck on the boats to increase safety, which also spread south of the country. In Blekinge there have been many talented boatbuilders, and at the end of the 1800's they began to build rounded boats that were also covered with a deck. Strangely enough they got the name Kosterboats or even Blekingekosters.

Unfortunately, we are losing the real name on our boat types and sometimes we hear "kostersnipa" for example. What is it? A rounded or pointed boat?

The snipa has originated in our nordic boats from earlier times. Viking boats were snipor, very slender and really pointed, typical for the time when the stems were high, which is something left in most of our boat types, but not so high, the stems is just a little bit above the boat hull, and this is only to be beautiful. The nordic snipa is beautiful.


15 - Snipa / Rundgatting

15 - Snipa / Rundgatting

14 foot. Length 4450, width 1680 mm. Build around 1940 by Herman Persson in Hällevik, Blekinge. Completely in oak.

500kr Ex Tax: 400kr

47 - Rundgatting

47 - Rundgatting

21 foot. Length 6285, width 2180 mm. Build in 1920's by Olof Olsson in Saxmara, Blekinge. Completely in oak.

625kr Ex Tax: 500kr

95 - Rundgatting

95 - Rundgatting

16 foot. Length 4820, width 1880, depth 670, deep-going 520 mm. Build 1926 at Pukavik Boat- and Shipyard, Pukavik. Former owner Karl Olausson, V Näs, Mjällby. Present owner Blekinge Museum, BLM no 14.771. Completely in oak. Interior, mast and rig is missing, foresail is missing but is reconstructed, topsail probably don't belong to the boat.

500kr Ex Tax: 400kr

104 - Rundgatting 'Marie'

104 - Rundgatting 'Marie'

Length 5650, width 2190, depth 760, deep-going 620 mm. Probably build around 1910 by Sven-Johan Olsson, Joggesö. Owner Blekinge Museum, BLM 17.463. Measured and reconstructed to its original appearance. Build completely in oak.

625kr Ex Tax: 500kr

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