Sven Yrvind’s new boat, designed in collaboration with Matt Layden
Legendary Swedish small boat voyager Sven Yrvind has designed a new boat in collaboration with , who is equally well known for his adventuring in small self-built sharpies fitted with chine runners.
Yrvind’s new boat has a Layden-style form, with a deep and heavy sharpie hull that allows the runners along the chine to work like a keel – holding the boat up to the wind without the draft a conventional keel would require.
Far from being the sort of wildmen who compete to cross oceans in progressively smaller boats shorter than themselves, these gentlemen have impressive track records in small boat cruising and some useful ideas about how these kinds of boats should be built. Yrvind’s latest boat is interesting, as it seems to complete a circle: for while it’s possible to see Yrvind’s influence in several of Layden’s earlier designs, the American designer’s influence on the Swedish sailor’s new boat could not be more obvious.
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