Blekingseka

The small province Blekinge in southeast Sweden actually has its own boat type. Specific for the type is the pentagonal transom that sits on the top of the stern. It has few but wide plankings and quite weak ribs. The entire boat hull should be built of oak. It is originally a rowing and sailing boat. Spritsail has been the most common sail, but for herring fishing far offshore, an asymmetrical square sail was used during the 19th century.

We do not know when it was created, probably in the 17th century, but in the 19th century it was almost alone as a boat type in Blekinge. It was built in different sizes between 11 foot to 45 foot, adapted for its various purposes. It was named after its use, such as garnbåt, vrakeka, sätteka, krokeka, frakteka, or just eka.

The coast's appearance has also affected the look of the boat. In western Blekinge with its open sea, the boat is more heavily built, in the east with its protective archipelago, it has more falling stem and slender materials. It has been used between the Kalmarsunds coast and the southern coast of Skåne.


14A - Sail plan blekingseka

14A - Sail plan blekingseka

Colored sail plan with spritsail of 14 foot blekingseka. Build 1972 at Mårtenssons on E Hästholmen, Blekinge.

200kr Ex Tax: 160kr

14A - Sail plan blekingseka

14A - Sail plan blekingseka

Black and white sail plan with spritsail of 14 foot blekingseka. Build 1972 at Mårtenssons on E Hästholmen, Blekinge.

150kr Ex Tax: 120kr

35E - Sail plan spritsail vrakeka

35E - Sail plan spritsail vrakeka

Black and white sail plan with spritsail of 28 foot vrakeka (large blekingseka). Build in 1880's by Ola and Johan Mårtensson on Ungskär, Blekinge.

150kr Ex Tax: 120kr

35F - Sail plan square sail vrakeka

35F - Sail plan square sail vrakeka

Black and white sail plan with square sail of 28 foot vrakeka (large blekingseka). Build in 1880's by Ola and Johan Mårtensson on Ungskär, Blekinge.

150kr Ex Tax: 120kr

75D - Sail plan blekingseka

75D - Sail plan blekingseka

Colored sail plan of 16 foot blekingseka. Build 1986 by Per-Anders Daag at E Hästholmen, Blekinge.

200kr Ex Tax: 160kr

96A - Sail plan blekingseka

96A - Sail plan blekingseka

Colored sail plan of 18 foot blekingseka. Build 1928 by Sven-Johan Olsson at Joggesö. Orderer Anders Svensson, Ekö. Present owner Blekinge Maritime Museum, Karlshamn.

200kr Ex Tax: 160kr

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