Magda IV was built by the yard of Christian Jensen, the best boatbuilder in Norway at those days. Jensen was influenced from different sides of yacht constructions as he has worked for Max Oertz as well as for W. Fife. When you look at Magda it is easy to see that Jensen realised a lot of Fifes ideas. For example, the planking is done with the” Fife caulking”, a cotton strand in the middle of the planks with a closed seam surface both inside and outside. Magda was commissioned by the Norwegian businessman Alfred Larsen who had a series of yachts all named ‘Magda’. Later she was owned by Bror Blixen, married to the famous Danish author, Karen Blixen. In 1979 the young Bo Eriksson from Sweden bought Magda IV in Stockholm and sailed her 350 miles North to Örnsköldsvik. There she received a major refit and the Bermuda rig. In June 1998 Magda IV was shipped on a cargo ship from Sweden to Brest/France, where she participated in the “1998 Brest Regatta” and 100-year celebration of Eric Tabarly’s ‘Pen Duick’. Magda still remains under the same ownership and now has her gaff cutter rig back and continues to be based in Sweden. Due to some time spending in the shed, Magda now requires some attention. The hull needs to be splined, the deck, including deck beams need to be check and replaced where necessary. The mast and rig are ok and after a total overhaul of paint and varnish, she could be brought back to her former glory. Please give us a call to discuss this project.
|Design:||William Fife III|
|Builder:||Jensen of Asker, Norway|
|First Owner:||Alfred Larsen|