This boat was hand crafted in Norway and shipped to a Norwegian Merchant Marine living in Seattle with his American wife. It is constructed primarily of an oak frame and pine lap boards, and has a full length keel to allow sailing in shallow water. The mast supports a traditional main sail and jib, or the boat can be rigged with a red and white square sail reminiscent of the early Viking ships. Two systems can be used to steer the boat, a traditional rear rudder, or a side paddle which can be fixed to the starboard side. This boat is strictly a wind driven vessel and was never designed to be outfitted with a motor. There is a set of oar locks and 12′ oars should you lose your breeze!