Holmsbu

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.

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)