SJOGIN

SJOGIN is a 22′ Koster boat model as far as I’ve been able to determine. Her knockabout sloop rig is common on the North Sea coast of Sweden. She was built of oak and cedar in southern New Jersey in 1962 by a retired square rigger captain. I've been told she was built to remind her Swedish builder of his homeland.

Her true origins remain unknown as no plans survive. My research to date suggests a Swedish origin but arguments could be made for other Scandinavian types as well. Her general appeal has resulted in several esteemed small boat designers interested in drawing plans, with Paul Gartside producing several versions from the lines taken off SJOGIN in 2011

She entered my stewardship in 1985 and is maintained with the help of David Beaton and Sons in West Mantoloking, NJ. SJOGIN sank during Sandy, the hurricane that made landfall near Beaton's in 2012. Her planking and other long overdue repairs are nearly done. We hope to have a Spring 2014 launch.

You can follow along at my Blog, Hove to off Swan Point. (WWW.SJOGIN.COM)

Sail slow my friends.

Design Specs

LOA:
22′ 
6″
Beam:
8′ 
6″
LWL:
20′ 
0″
Draft:
3′ 
0″
Design or Class: 
Orphan Class
Home Port: 
West Mantoloking, NJ
Designer: 
Unknown; possible home design
Boat Type: 
Swedish Knockabout
Rig: 
Sloop
Gross Displacement: 
3,500lbs
Sail Number: 
None
Sail Area: 
220 sq ft
Number of Engines: 
None
Builder Name: 
Gullberg of South Jersey?
Location Built: 
Southern New Jersey
Year Built: 
1960
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
None
Owner Name: 
Russ Manheimer
Owner Country: 
United States
Yacht Club: 
David Beaton and Sons
Posted on:
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:22am
Last modified on:
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:18am