Norwegian pram-dinghy from Holmsbu, 1970

Holmsbu is a small, seaworthy pram-dinghy built of pine for small-scale, coastal fishing in Oslo Fjord. As this type of boat was very light, it was also often used as a ship's dinghy on larger vessels, in particular Danish sea-going seiners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The boat type was nicknamed "Moses" because it resembled awoven basket drifting on the water.


Currently the boat is in storage.

Information about Holmsbu

Dockyard: South Norway (Norway)
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
Year of construction: 1970

Length: 4.90 meter (16 feet)
Width: 1.40 meter (5 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.20 meter (1 feet) 
Number of oars: 2
Crew: 1 man (could carry 5 people)