26' FSC yacht de 'IJsvogel'

Type of ship 26' FSC yacht 'De Ijsvogel'
Hull material Various types of wood
Length hull 8.00 m
Beam 2.65 m
Draft 0.70 - 1.64 m
Displacement 2,30 t
Sail area 30,6 m²
BuilderScheepstimmerwerf Prins, Workum, The Netherlands

IJsvogel was completed in June 2003 as the first sailing yacht in the world built entirely in FSC-certified wood. The construction was an initiative of StichtingDoen, stichtingEcohout, WereldNatuurFonds, Nationale Postcode Loterij, Olivier F. van Meer Design and Scheepstimmerbedrijf Prins.

The centreboard allows cruising in shallow waters. With a draught of just 0.74 m, this yacht dries out on any bottom. The woods used in the construction were Indian padauk (deck), wane (hull), sucupira (keel), lauan (plating) and Oregon pine (mast)

Articles De Ijsvogel:  
Trouw 2004     
De telegraaf 2004     
NRC Handelsblad 2004     
Algemeen Dagblad 2004