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Table of details and specifications of SWE-004
  Designer Arvid Laurin (SWE)
  Builders Boatbuilder Lindell, Tricksons båtvarv, Motala ((SWE))
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1951
  Original boat name GKSS 1951
  Original country SWE
  Original sail number 004
  Current location Loviisa, Baltic Sea (FIN)

Notes

5.5 S-4 "Lotten" - Data - 05.04.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
According to an article in Seglarbladet, which you can find in the document section, the essential boatdata is:
LoA 9,74m Width 1,91m Depth 1,32m D=1,75t Ballastweight 1,080t Sailarea 28sqm.
Owners - 27.09.2011 by Jens Busch
Tirfing/Broström owned the boat the first years. From 1954 to 1973 the owner is Curt (not Kurt) Winberg. From 1974 the boat is named Concapot and the owner is Håkan Norberg.
'GKSS-1951/Lotten' renamed - 20.09.2008 by Topi Lintukangas
Because the lack of appropriate name, originally GKSS-1951 and later Lotten, boat is now registered and renamed in Finland to 'Aava'. In fFinnish language, that word stands for wide open sea.
Restoration started - 12.09.2008 by Topi Lintukangas
Lotten is currently under restoration at Loviisa. Modified hull will remain as it is, to be able to use boat for both cruising and racing. Goal is to get her back to water in summer 2009, after four years out of water.
(Some photos at current stage in Photos section)
Not built by Olsson - 29.05.2008 by Jens Busch
SWE 4 was built in Motala, Sweden, by Lindell at the Trickson boat yard.
Arthur "Trickson" Olsson was a "big man" in Motala and he, I believe, sponsored the Lindell boat yard, hence the name Tricksons.
My mistake mixing things up!
(And then there was another boat yard, Motala Båtvarv, founded by the William family, well-known for their "William-motorboats" and for having built sail boats as well, for instance the 5.5:s SWE 13 and SWE 20)
5.5 S4 "Lotten" - 15.02.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This boat was the 1951 lottery boat of the GKSS in Gothenburg. Winner of the boat was company Tirfing AB, a subsidiary of the Broström group, the shipping company in Gothenburg.

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June 2009

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SWE-004
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SWE-004 "GKSS 1951" Tirfing AB (1951-?)  
SWE-004 "Relax" Curt Winberg (1954-1973)  
SWE-004 "Concapot" Håkan Norberg (1974-?)  
FIN-045 "Lotten" Mika Havusela (?-?)  
FIN-045 "Lotten" Vesa Lindqvist & Co (?-?)  
FIN-045 "Aava" Topi Lintukangas (2008-?)  
FIN-045 "Aava" Not disclosed (?-?)  

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