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S/y Gentiana is a classic sail yacht of type K25 Allegro 27. Total length: 8,03 m (27 feet), length at water line: 7,32 m, width: 2,76 m, depth: 1,25 m, weight: 3000 kg (loaded: 3400 kg), keel: 1300 kg, sail: 31 m2. The yacht type is a double-ender (spetsgattad koster) with LYS 1.0. The hull has outward tilting sides so that the underwater body is fairly narrow at the water line in light weather, while the greater width at the deck level provides good stability and end stiffness in hard wind. The long iron keel gives good course stability for 'sheet-to-tiller' self-stearing, good 'heaving to' possibilities and a small in-depth which is good in groundwater. Compared to the traditional clinker built wood coasters from the Koster Islands in Bohuslän, the width is slightly narrower, the front hull slightly concave, the zero-rib placed more to the stern and the transition between the sides and deck rounded. Designer: Lars-Olof Norlin
Originally, s/y Gentiana K25, S124 was fully built with a glass fiber hull, rig and a wooden interior. It was equipped with a diesel engine (Volvo Penta MD1) by Gunnar Nielsen Båt AB in Oxelösund. In October 6th 1969 it was ordered for 43 kSEK and delivered summer 1970. The sails and spray hood were separately ordered originally from Enars Sails in Oxelösund.
In 2000, the yacht was fitted with new diesel engine (Volvo Penta MD2010) and more than once upgraded with modern sails from Enars Sails and later Boding Sails, including main sail, genua, stay sail, reacher and spinnaker. Since it was built, the yacht has mainly been sailing in various parts of the Baltic Sea.