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Beautiful Master-Crafted Hvalsoe Wooden Boat, 13’ Row or Sail!

Category: Boats for Sale
Sailing on a mountain lake...
Hvalsoe 13 on trailer
Brass plate

Price Reduced: $5,500

This is a wonderful opportunity to own a spectacular wooden sailboat/rowboat hand-crafted by master boat builder Eric Hvalsoe in Seattle, WA.  Very few of these have been made, and to buy one new would likely run more than twice what you can have this one for.  I understand that a sister boat to this one resides in a maritime museum in Washington state.  The sail is a tanbark gaffe rig on Sitka Spruce spars and Sitka Spruce oars with sewn leathers and bronze oarlocks.  The construction is lapstrake Western Red Cedar on White Oak frames with copper clench nail lap fastenings.

The Length is 13′, beam is 4′6″, making it quite stable. Minimum freeboard/depth is 1′6″.  Weight without centerboard and trunk is approximately 130 pounds, and with is approximately 155 pounds.  The spritsail is 65 sq. ft.

The custom trailer is galvanized marine, with 12″ wheels, winch and tongue jack. The cover is a custom made Sunbrella, and it could use some patching, although it is serviceable.  Any sail repair place could easily do this.

Here is a link to the boat builder’s site with details about this 13′ boat:

Here’s a link to a YouTube video of a TV ad for Humira that gives a couple glimpses of the sister boat to this one in action: (The seats in mine are varnished wood, not painted white.)

Here’s a link to a thread on the WoodenBoat Forum with actual pictures of my boat being sailed by the prior owner:

Here's a link to my DropBox file with more pictures of the boat:

This past week Eric Hvalsoe (the boatbuilder) stated that if someone were to order this boat new today he'd have to charge between $1200-1500 per linear foot, so this 13′ boat would cost between $15,600 and $19,500!

Email with any questions.  I’m sad to let her go, but hope that someone will have all the fun and enjoyment out of this magnificent boat that she was designed to deliver.

Contact Information

Keith Byler
United States