For sale – Te koop – Zu verkaufen – À vendre – Se vende
Welcome to the website of Eos, a Colin Archer-type Risør skøyte, built by K. Christensen & Co in Moen, Norway, in 1932. She has been restored by her present owners in the Netherlands and relaunched in 2000.
Eos used to be a fishing boat and although converted to pleasure craft, the restoration is done in the traditional way. The cabin tops, deck, rudder, mast, spars, rigging, sails, ballast, keelson, steel shoe under the keel, and the whole interior are newly made from 1989 onwards. Several planks and frames have been replaced then and also recently. She is a pleasant home for cruising and living on board. The separate aft cabin makes her also suitable for chartering.
Now for sale because of health reasons, but Eos herself is still strong enough for many active years and she is ready for a new owner to continue her travels and to be admired where ever she goes.
The boat is registered in the Netherlands, in the registry for seagoing ships.
There is a “BTW-verklaring” (VAT-paid proof).
In the Netherlands Eos had status of “Varend Monument”® (Sailing Monument).
Eos is currently based on the South coast of Portugal, near Faro airport.
Price € 52,000.
(Part) exchange for a smaller boat will be considered.
Sales contract can be taken care of by a broker.
Before.... ....and after
"Beautiful boat, lot of work.” We have heard it many times.
Yes, Eos is an old wooden boat and needs some attention from time to time. There will always be a little leak and next year it might be a serious leak, but it is wood and can easily be repaired/replaced. Eos is not a yacht-yard-finished boat and several things have been in use for several years; however, being in regular use, she is also in regular maintenance. The to-do list is never-ending, but we don't regard boat “jobs” as “work”. All these years we have enjoyed to undertake most of the various challenges of upkeeping a sailing monument ourselves. And despite the often added “lot of work” it is always a pleasure to be complimented on our beautiful boat.