Dinghy from Lynæs, 1960

Lynæs was built entirely of oak by the renowned boatbuilder Christian Madsen in Lynæs. During his 95-year lifetime he produced some 365 clinkerbuilt boats of oak, ranging in length from 4 to 9 m. The dinghy was used for small-scale fishing and for hunting birds, a purpose for which it was ideally suited because with its daggerboard lifted it could float in extremely shallow water.

Lynæs is rigged with a lateen sail.


Currently the boat is in storage.

Information about Lynæs

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Christian Madsen
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
Year of construction: 1960

Length: 4.00 meter (13 feet)
Width: 1.55 meter (5 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.30 meter (1 feet)
Weight: 0.15 tons
Material: Oak
Total sail area: 4 m2
Number of oars: 2
Crew: 1-2 men
Estimated maximum speed, sail: 4 knots
Estimated maximum speed, oars: 2.5 knots