Vänersnipa

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.


42 - Vänersnipa

42 - Vänersnipa

18 foot. Length 5340, width 1330 mm. Build around 1927, Vänern. Completely in spruce.

375kr Ex Tax: 300kr

44 - Vänersnipa

44 - Vänersnipa

21 foot. Length 6500, width 1490 mm. Build 1925 by Gustav Eriksson, Kilane, Dalsland. Completely in spruce.

375kr Ex Tax: 300kr

46 - Vänersnipa

46 - Vänersnipa

19 foot. Length 5690, width 1640 mm. Build 1952 by Adolf Larsson in Gubberönningen, Dalsland. Completely in spruce.

500kr Ex Tax: 400kr

48 - Vänersnipa

48 - Vänersnipa

19 foot. Length 5730, width 1400 mm. Probably build in 1920's by August Andersson on Torsö in Vänern. Completely in spruce.

375kr Ex Tax: 300kr

53 - Vänersnipa

53 - Vänersnipa

18 foot. Length 5615, width 1490 mm. Build in 1920's by Lars Johansson (Harpans-Lars) in Klöveskog, Dalsland. Completely in spruce.

250kr Ex Tax: 200kr

56 - Vänersnipa / Roddsump

56 - Vänersnipa / Roddsump

20 foot. Length 6150, width 1495 mm. Build 1950 by Einar and Gösta Johansson, N Timmervik, Dalsland. Completely in spruce.

250kr Ex Tax: 200kr

59 - Vänersnipa

59 - Vänersnipa

19 foot. Length 5760, width 1520 mm. Build approx 1897 by Karl Oskar Andersson, E Järn, Grinstad, Dalsland. Completely in spruce.

250kr Ex Tax: 200kr

72 - Vänersnipa

72 - Vänersnipa

19 (20) foot. Length 5800, width 1600 mm. Build 1924 by Karl Hulander in Botten near Vänern. Completely in spruce.

250kr Ex Tax: 200kr

91 - Vänersnipa Laxbåt

91 - Vänersnipa Laxbåt

24 foot. Length 7400, width 2180, depth 740 mm. Build around 1880 by Daniel Johansson, Ålön. Owner Älvsborgs Läns Museum. Completely in spruce.

375kr Ex Tax: 300kr

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