Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Loki Yawls - Designs 1001 & 1001-G

One of the most popular designs to come off the drafting boards, the Loki yawls have a distinct following among Sparkman & Stephens enthusiasts.

The original Lokis, Loki and Chance, are the two original Loki yawls built in the United States. Her builder, Albert Lemos, grew up in the Azores and worked at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company before starting his own shipyard in Riverside, Rhode Island.

The "G" designation in the #1001-G design number refers to the "German Lokis". Built by various German shipyards, including Abeking & Rasmussen, the H. Heidtmann Yacht Yard of Hamburg and other, at least 12 units were constructed starting in 1953.

The boats have a long history of winning races and extended cruising. More about this famous design in a future posting.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-4"
LWL 26'-0"
Beam 9'-7"
Draft 5'-8"
Displacement 18,000 lbs
Ballast 7,260 (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 701 sq ft


  1. There were 9 built at the Heidtmann Yacht yard in Hamburg Germany starting in 1952. Their original names are Hosanna, Skipaki, Sally R, Finali, Bagatelle,Carousel, Amigo, Medora and Barunita. From the A & R yard came Biniki and from a boat yard in Denmark, Nugget.
    The ones that are accounted for are:
    Panger Ban in France,
    Amigo, now Irolita in the Pacific Northwest,
    Barunita now Fofer ( bell of the ball ) in the greater Northeast,
    Carousel, destroyed
    Finali, now Safari, located in Florida
    I believe Skipaki is in Northern Europe, named Hobby
    The two US built Yawls, Loki is in the South of France and Chance last port was the Caribbean.
    If anyone has information about the class please email me
    Thank you

    1. Think BIKINI and PANGUR BAN are the same boat

    2. Hi Patrick,
      I have been looking for Bagatelle for some time now

      if you ever see her, please let me know