BTD Frej

On 8/13/2016, Suzanne Nye launched her Bjorn Thomasson Design Frej kayak in Fleming Island, Florida. Her husband Mark, built the kayak using western red/Alaskan yellow cedar strips for the hull/deck and sapelle plywood for the cockpit coaming and bulkheads. The boat is equipped with foot braces and skeg from Kayak-Sport. Construction took about five months and the boat weighs 39# fully rigged. This kayak, which is 15′ long and has a beam of 19.1″, was scaled down to 90% of the original Frej size in order to better fit Suzanne’s small stature. Suzanne will primarily use the boat for exploring the many springs and streams in the Ocala National Forest.

Design Specs

LOA:
15′ 
0″
Beam:
1′ 
7″
Designer Name: 
Bjorn Thomasson
Type/Rig/Power: 
Paddle
Builder Name: 
Mark Nye
Home Port: 
Fleming Island, FL
Launching Date: 
August 13, 2016