- Johan Anker
- €150,000 (£132,661)
- Tax Status
- Tax Unpaid
- 14 m
- 2.4 m
- Draft Max
- 1.8 m
- Full keel
- Boat Type
- RB Ref
About this Johan Anker 8
The Eights have always been appealing as they are sufficiently large for comfortable cruising as well as racing but not so large as to demand an army of crew ! NJORD is a total restoration and benefits from being rebuilt to her original high specification. Her interior however has been rendered far more useful than the original thereby enhancing her cruising comfort yet still enjoyable for regattas. NJORD is currently certified to conform with either the First Rule or Second Rule.
appealing as they are sufficiently large for comfortable cruising as well as racing but not so large as to demand an army of crew ! NJORD is a total restoration and benefits from being rebuilt to her original high specification. Her interior however has been rendered far more useful than the original thereby enhancing her cruising comfort yet still enjoyable for regattas. NJORD is currently certified to conform with either the First Rule or Second Rule.
NJORD is the last of several names for this yacht; her having has enjoyed a succession of owners over the years as she approaches her century. Her names and those of her owners are listed thus from the records.
1ST BAUS II Consul Harald Hansen, Skien. KNS member from 1912 (not member in 1935), BAUS I is a 40m2 cruiser.
For the Olympic season of 1920 BAUS II was together with most of the rest of the S fleet converted and measured under the new R-rules of 1919. BAUS II got the sail number 8N13.
The following year most of the S boats decided again to sail in their own class under the S-rules and again with the sail number SH28.
2nd SPURT IV Owner J H Beck jr, Skien from 1921, KNS member from 1916 to 1929
3rd AMY Owner Bjarne Hansen, Oslo from 1927, member of KNS from 1920 as lifetime member to 1930
4th ARABELLA Owner Hans Reinhart Larsen, Oslo; member of KNS from 1920 and owner of the boat from. Director Larsen is listed in 1949 with ARABELLA IV, an 8m H41 – 1946 model
5th NØKK IV
6th DIMPLE Owner Eilert Falch-Lund, Oslo; from 1935, member of KNS. No new names during this period. Yacht still has original rig of c 97m2. KNS yearbooks from 1937 to 48 not investigated, however in 1956 there are no registrations of new names or owners
7th JEANITA 2 Owner Cæsar Bang, Oslo; member of KNS in 1922. He is registered in all the yearbooks fromand the boat maintains the original rigging in 1949
Of 6 sister boats from 1918 and 5 from 1919, 4 are still in the KNS registry of 1949. 2 are rigged down respectively to 57m2 and 74m2. JEANITA 2 was still registered in 1956 and 1958 with 96m2 sails. During this period she was the last registered on the fjord.
8th NJORD 1963 Owners A. Stokke / S. Lossius, Trondheim
9th 1968 Owner Sophius Lossius, Trondheim
10th 1972 Owner Sverre Christensen, Trondheim
11th 1977 Owner Sverre Christensen, Asker.
12th 1984 Owner Einar Husby, Stathelle (Purchased by Einar Husby, Stathelle.
13th 1992 Owner to date Erik Vennemoe, Oslo.
Restoration started in 1994 at Holmen Slipp in Asker.
In 1996 NJORD was moved to the Sollerudstranda School, at which various boat builders worked on her over the years.
The hull is carvel mahogany planking on oak frames and Oregon pine deck, restored to original specifications with exception of stainless steel bolts including the keel bolts instead of iron. NJORD 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.
Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle
- Deck layout is uncluttered; all fittings in stainless steel or chrome
- Andersen full stainless winches
- Electric anchor winch
- Bruce stainless steel main anchor, 4 m chain and 35 m rope
- Small folding kedge anchor and warp
- Fenders and warps
Accommodation and Domestic Equipment
From the Lazarette with hatch cover aft, the cockpit gives access via pull out boards, sliding hatch and companionway steps down over the engine housing to the main accommodation. Described as a Regatta interior, it is remarkably spacious below, framed and furnished in mahogany with bright deck beams and bulkheads contrasting with the white painted deck head, which combined with white soft furnishings gives a warm yet very light interior, thanks also to the skylight over.
- Galley with Taylors paraffin 2 hob cooker port
- Stainless sink with bronze water pump and instrument panel starboard
- 2 x Settee berths; 1 each side
- Doorway in forward bulkhead to fore cabin
- Head compartment with Baby Blake WC
- 2 x Quarter / pilot berths; 1 each side aft
Rig Spars and Sails
- Anker & Jensen 10m R mast 1907, 19 m hollow Oregon pine, adapted to Bermuda rig
- Hollow Oregon pine boom 2009
- Flush mount slide rail
- Oregon pine genaker pole
- Facknor rolling foresail
- Doyle sails from Fredrik Brodersen all suitable for cruising
- 57 sq m Main sail cream Dacron ¼ cloth 3+2, mounted in separate slides
- 45 sq m Genoa cream Dacron ¼ cloth
- 29 sq m Foresail cream Dacron ¼ cloth
- 95 sq m Genaker
Mechanical Electrical and Tankage
- Lombardini LDW 1003 M 30 HP
- Stainless steel prop shaft and Varioprop feathering propeller
- Electric automatic bilge and cockpit pump
- Manual bilge pump
- Separate engine start and service batteries
- 50 litre polybag water tank
- 2 x Connected portable 25 litre diesel fuel tanks
- 2 x Spare portable 25 litre diesel fuel tanks
Navigation Communication and Electronics
- Hand held devices, iPad mounting kit
- Portable compass
- In accordance with local regatta rules
NJORD’s present owner purchased her in 1993, sailed for 2 years and thereafter started comprehensive restoration / reconstruction including new mahogany skin, Oregon pine deck and boom, rebuilt and refitted 10m mast, oak frames and ribs, Andersen stainless steel winches, the new Lombardini 30 HP engine, Baby Blake WC and oven. She was ready for use again May 20th 2009.