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Duncan Gibbs
04-26-2015, 07:36 PM
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Duncan Gibbs
04-26-2015, 07:38 PM
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04-26-2015, 07:41 PM
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CWSmith
04-26-2015, 07:46 PM
That might be the most beautiful yacht I've ever seen.

L.W. Baxter
04-26-2015, 08:07 PM
But those deck boards aren't nibbed into the kingplank! So slovenly. :P

PeterSibley
04-26-2015, 08:22 PM
That is remarkable ! :ycool:

It might help to have 3 paid hands for maintenance duties .

Harvey Golden
04-26-2015, 08:26 PM
My, what a fabulous ensign! ... or is that the mizzen?

Willin'
04-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Oh my!

Duncan Gibbs
04-26-2015, 08:34 PM
Sanderman sold her recently.

Dunno how much she went for, but I'd think $500K at the very least. I keep wiping, but the drool keeps drooling. Wait until our correspondent in Mobile Alabama see this! ;)


BROKER'S COMMENTSJohan Anker was considered an artist in yacht design and was greatly concerned with the beauty of lines – BOJAR doesn’t disappoint; indeed as a boat of such breathtaking and effortless beauty, she genuinely lifts the human spirit, and perhaps even defines the term “classic yacht.”

In these days of restoration, it is rare to find a boat both so original and in such fine condition. She has enjoyed the same ownership for 28 years and the short Norwegian sailing seasons with every winter spent inside her own boat shed will certainly have helped. It is clear BOJAR has benefitted from never leaving Scandinavian waters; thus contributing to the preservation of her timber and original build quality – She is truly exceptional.


HISTORYBOJAR was launched in 1937 as ILMEN V and she was one of the last designs from the board of Johan Anker.

Anker’s reputation is part due to his incredible success in International Rule designs, his creation of the iconic Dragon One Design - and of all the famous designers of his era, he was arguably the best helmsman. Anker often watched the offerings of Messrs Fife and Mylne cross the finish line behind him - This “feel” for a boat helped him create some of the fastest and most beautiful designs of any period.

BOJAR’s dimensions are similar to the 10 Metre class, but with the slightly greater beam, that her first owner had requested, in his quest for the perfect cruiser racer. In due course she passed to Ragnvald Jacobsen, re naming her BOJAR, and keeping her from 1941 to 1967. Jacobsen, was also a talented helmsman, winning many regattas in the 5.5 and 6 Metre classes.

The current owner has owned her for 28 years, enjoying cruising and classic racing in home waters. BOJAR can be easily sailed by only two people, which is unusual for a yacht of this size and vintage.


CONSTRUCTIONThe hull is built with 30 mm Oregon pine on composite hot dip galvanized steel and wooden frames. Keel stem and sternpost are of oak and steam bent ribs of elm. The keel weight and displacement balanced at approximately 50 / 50 render her a very effective up wind boat. BOJAR was built by Anker & Jensen of Oslo, one of the most prestigious yards in Scandinavia using materials and applying craftsmanship of the very highest quality.

The deck layout is clean and beautiful, with traditional bronze fittings. The deep and large cockpit is comfortable both at sea and in harbour. The topsides are remarkably smooth and painted with Awlgrip.


ACCOMMODATIONBOJAR can accommodate 6 to 7 people in 4 cabins. The main accommodation is entered though a companionway and down 3 steps – the vessel’s interior joinery is a mixture of teak and mahogany, but with white painted bulkheads and deck heads contrasting with the varnished mahogany beams, the boat is light and the ambience in keeping with her classic pedigree.

The beautifully appointed galley is to port, with ENO 3 burner gas cooker and oven, sink with hot and cold mixer and Isotherm 3200 fridge. There is plenty of storage for utensils and crockery.

Opposite to starboard is the generous chart table and navigation area with a single pilot berth extending aft.

The main saloon takes full advantage of the BOJAR’S ample beam and sports comfortable single berth settees each side with stowage outboard and below. The substantial drop leaf table provides dining space for at least 8 people.

The saloon is curtained off for’ard to reveal the companionway with the heads to starboard with stowage, including wardrobe opposite, thereafter to berths; single to port and double to starboard,

Finally there are two single berths each side of the fore peak with substantial stowage below.


RIG, SPARS AND SAILSThe wooden three spreader rig is original. The rig is totally restored and equipped with self tailing bronze winches. Sails are Doyle 4 DL, there is an old Ratsey cotton spinnaker and several Dacron sails.

John B
04-26-2015, 09:35 PM
magnificent.

4 cabins eh.

LeeG
04-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Goodness

moTthediesel
04-26-2015, 09:46 PM
That is truly, heart-achingly lovely -- but I'm glad I not in charge of keeping it looking like that.

Dumah
04-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Much, much too fancy for me, but still a gorgeous vessel.

Dumah

Figment
04-27-2015, 02:45 PM
The cockpit lost me. :cool:

Norman Bernstein
04-27-2015, 02:52 PM
But those deck boards aren't nibbed into the kingplank! So slovenly. :P

Hahaha... and here I was thinking that I'd praise the builder for not giving in to useless fashion by nibbing the planks.

However, considering the degree of varnish overkill, I'm not going to be so praiseworthy.

There are some yachts which are simply so detailed, so extreme in their style, that it's impossible to imagine that those yachts could be used with any regularity, without causing the owner to fret about the cost of the inevitable repairs required by even reasonable wear and tear.

To put it bluntly, ain't nobody has to remove their shoes when stepping aboard my boat.... because we USE the boat, and use her hard, and the scuff marks on the cabin sole are almost a point of pride.

birlinn
04-27-2015, 02:55 PM
And for new ones, looking just as tasty, just see the Spirit range at spirityachts.com
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If I ever win a lottery, a Spirit 46 will do nicely- the details are exquisite.

WszystekPoTrochu
04-27-2015, 03:51 PM
Bojar sounded very familiar to me, and indeed "bojar" in norwegian is what I thought:
A boyar was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Bulgarian, Moscovian, Kievan Rus'ian, Wallachian, and Moldavian aristocracies, second only to the ruling princes (in Bulgaria, tsars), from the 10th century to the 17th century.

Lithuanians used that title too, but rather for the lower aristocrats and later even for free peasants. Looking at the boat, I have no doubt they had eastern high aristocracy in mind.

John Meachen
04-27-2015, 04:08 PM
Hahaha... and here I was thinking that I'd praise the builder for not giving in to useless fashion by nibbing the planks.

However, considering the degree of varnish overkill, I'm not going to be so praiseworthy.

There are some yachts which are simply so detailed, so extreme in their style, that it's impossible to imagine that those yachts could be used with any regularity, without causing the owner to fret about the cost of the inevitable repairs required by even reasonable wear and tear.

To put it bluntly, ain't nobody has to remove their shoes when stepping aboard my boat.... because we USE the boat, and use her hard, and the scuff marks on the cabin sole are almost a point of pride.

Norman is representing the view of a sensible owner and I applaud him for using his boat to the full.I suspect that the boat in question has a permanent maintenance crew or a family member with a boatyard that gives advantageous rates.As much as I enjoy the sight of a well maintained boat,a perfect specimen leaves me wondering if the boat is only used enough for a varnishing enthusiast to indulge his hobby.

Phil Y
04-27-2015, 04:22 PM
The cockpit lost me. :cool:
Same. You'd not only have to remove your shoes, but your jeans, any jewellery or body piercings, and wear cotton gloves before being allowed aboard.

Either that or the maintenance crew comes aboard after every sail!

Duncan Gibbs
04-27-2015, 06:03 PM
The listing mentioned International Paints as the finish. I would assume that the varnish then is Awlwood (AKA Uroxsys ETA maybe not the same product??) which is perhaps more bulletproof than most paint finishes. Classic Boat Mag' did a test where they had various samples out on a mooring next to the North Sea and the Awlwood didn't need any touch-ups after 17 (IIRC) months. Those two parts poly varnishes are really, really tough. I've just finished TMP's brightwork with Norglass Northane Clear and it's already much harder than the cross-linked stuff I used before.

I'd say Bojar is used quite often, because a Johan Anker boat would be too much fun to sail, not to sail her! ;)

John B
04-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Uroxsys is not 2 part.

got interrupted. Its a single pot poly urethane. one tin, you can get a seperate stain to colour the wood to your preference .

Duncan Gibbs
04-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Maybe that's why Awlwood isn't called Uroxsys here??? How's Rawhiti looking now JB? And how often do the owners 'touch up' the varnish?

John B
04-27-2015, 07:00 PM
No I'll change that... quite a bit , sunscreen damages it. Not that that is an issue in europe.

Duncan Gibbs
04-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Sunscreen? Seriously?

Anyway, I'll report back on the Northane at the end of next summer...

BTW, just looked up Awlwood and it's a one pot.

Figment
04-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Same. You'd not only have to remove your shoes, but your jeans, any jewellery or body piercings, and wear cotton gloves before being allowed aboard.

Either that or the maintenance crew comes aboard after every sail!

yeah, that, but moreover I dislike any cockpit which is primarily composed of slippery-when-wet surfaces. And we've beaten the whole cockpit-grate thing to death by now, I trust.