4 years ago the sailing machine ”Lunne” was presented at the Gothenburg Boat Show. Now it is
time for the sophisticated follow-up ”Tejst”.
Tejst (Black Guillemot) was designed with multi-purpose use in mind. The clients’ wishes were for a fast, easily operated, habitable boat that also could be raced. Further more this boat should
be single-handed, trail able and with a minimum of maintenance. The design should appeal to
younger as well as older sailors. To full fill these demands the solution became to design the
boat according to the newly revised D-Canoe rule. The sailing canoes have always been
innovative and fast boats. In Sweden about 170 boats are built to the D-rule and about 300 to
the E-rule. However this is the first time for a series production of a D-canoe.
During 2008 four boats were built. The tests prove that the boats could, with margin, fulfil the
customers’ expectations. This is how Gustav von Heine, 70, expressed himself after the first
seasons trails “During the summer I was out sailing about 40 times. This is not about nostalgia….
Tejst is a wonderfully boat, which both the experienced racing sailor and the “just for fun” sailor
The hull is slender and easily driven, the chine facilitate planning. The rig with carbon fibre spars
is efficient and powerful. 13 sqm sail area for a displacement of just 360 kilos is fair. To achieve a good righting moment there are 180 kilos of ballast, 150 kilos internal and 30 kilos in the
centreboard. Add to this the effect of the hiking boards and you get a really stiff boat. Tesjt has
shown itself to be not just stiff it is also really fast, manoeuvrable and well balanced.
You can stand in the cockpit when hoisting the mainsail. There is a furling jib with the
mechanism below deck. The jib is self-tacking thanks to the deck-sweeping “Hoyt boom”. The
cockpit is spacious and could easily accommodate two persons. All trim lines are within easy
reach. The centreboard is retractable and the rudder is collapsible which gives a depth of just 16
cm. Besides you can reach places where no one else dare to go, the centrebord function makes
the boat easy to get on to a trailer.
Both Lunne and Tejst are designed and built by Sörvik Båt & Trä in Gothenburg/Sweden. Sörvik
Båt & Trä have a long experience of High-tech building as well as traditional building methods.
We are now looking for dealers.
Contact and more info:
Pelle Fälth Tel. +46 31 760 29 16, [email protected], www.lunne.se