Scale 1 : 10, length 100 cm, width 29 cm, height 88 cm
More photos: of entire ship,
of details. Click on the photos for high
The kåg, a typical craft along the west coast
The kåg is a double ended work boat, once common along the west coast of
The history of Kågen is described on the first two pages
of the following book, alas in Swedish: Kågen. Dokumentation av ett
båtbygge / Foto: Lars Johansson; Text: Sigvard Fjellsson;
Konstruktionsskisser: Staffan Claesson; Teckningar: Signar N. Bengtsson;
ISBN 91-970023-0-5, Förlag: Föreningen Allmoge Båtar, 1981, Svenska.
This kåg was built by Emanuel in Kopparäs, Billdal, Sweden,
approximately in 1900. The book describes primarily the building and
test sailing of this boat.
Measured in 1940 by Henry Magnusson,
dimensions were Length 6.80 m, Beam 2.89 m,
Depth of hull 0.98 m.
The kåg model, photos, description and dimensions
This model was built by J.P. van den Heuvel in the
years 2010 and 2011 to the plans and scantlings, as found in the book
“Kågen” (see above), containing the complete documentation of the
building of this boat. The model was built in all of its timberwork like
a real ship. The model is a masterpiece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 100 cm (bowsprit included), width is
29 cm, height is 88 cm (model stand
included) The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.