Coaster by Knud Reimers 2002 – IRIS
|Builder||Martin Rosenstedt / M-Yachts|
|Length overall||10,00 m|
|– 4-5 sleeps in forpeak|
|– twin saloon bunks and a pilot berth|
|– the saloon bunks convert neatly to settees|
|– galley on port side|
|– navigation table on starboard|
|– toilet from Baby Blake in forepeak|
|– Isotherm 12V compressor fridge|
|– cooker from Taylors, paraffin, two burners|
|-15 hp diesel engine, Nanni Kubota|
|– serviced yearly and overhauled in 2020|
|– Webasto Air Top 2000 heater|
Rigg and Sails
|– Mainsail by Doyle|
|– Genoa by Doyle|
|– Code Zero sail|
|– storm jib|
Iris is an intelligent combination of classic Reimers design, traditional boatbuilding methods and modern rigging (rakes). The seaworthiness of a coaster is compared to the elegant lines of a skerry cruiser. The hull lines are based on the famous “Cohoe” of Sir Adlard Coles. Built by Martin Rosenstedt at the M-Yachts shipyard in Finland, from original drawings by Knud Reimers, approved by Per Reimers, who holds the design rights.
The shipyard worked on Iris from lead keel in 2000 to launch in 2002.
Care was taken to source the best materials. The hull and interior are khaya mahogany. The frames are made of oak and stainless steel.
The ceiling above the berths is open to show the beauty of the lines and craftsmanship of the construction. Deck and galley fittings are bronze, some of which was custom made.
Iris sails well and has been featured in classic regattas, including Viaporin Tuoppi. For more serious regattas she would benefit from a new set of sails. Iris is well documented and has been kept in excellent condition, wintering at Red Sky in Kotka.