Church boat from Dalarna in Sweden, 1944

Brudpiga was built of pine at Solleron in Sweden for transporting people on lake Siljan. The people who lived in the scattered villages and farms along the lake rowed boats like Brudpiga to church on Sundays. There is room for up to 60 people in this boat. Nowadays the old church boats are used mostly for boat races at the mid-summer festivals in Leksand and Västanvik.

Information about Brudpiga

Dockyard: Sollerön (Sweden)
Boatbuilder: Anders Bondesen, Sweden
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
Year of construction: 1944

Length18.00 meter (59 feet)
Width2.20 meter (7 feet)
Depth/draft0.30 meter (1 feet)
Number of oars: 20 (22)
Crew: 22 men
Estimated maximum speed, oars: 6 knots