Tord Sundén, 1955

Fractional Sloop. LOA 27' Beam 7' 6" Draft 3' 11"

A brilliantly modified King’s Cruiser, Patina was rescued from a Maine roadside in 2011, stripped to her hull and rebuilt from the keel up in 2012. Fastened new keel bolts; crafted a new sternpost, floor timbers, cockpit staving and engine housing. Refinished her unique fore and aft cockpit wells. Rebuilt Yanmar engine and installed a new instrument panel. Wooded and faired the hull and original mahogany transom. The ‘big sister’ of the popular post-WWII Swedish Folkboat, Patina races – and cruises -- with simplicity and remarkable speed. Winner 2012 Jim Brown Memorial Trophy Oyster Bay Classic Yacht Racing.
A modified King's Cruiser, <em>Patina</em> - a gem on the water
Separating ballast keel from boat
Replacing deadwood at the sternpost
Helmsman's cockpit well cleared out 
Engine housing stripped to mounts 
Forward cockpit bared to her ribs 
Staving fitted to her forward cockpit sole
Rebuilding engine box and instrument panel
Wooding and fairing will renew <em>Patina</em>'s hull
Her name, <em>Patina</em>, completes her refinished transom 
Period hardware, new lines, glowing varnish: <em>Patina</em> renewed
Pennybright, <em>Patina</em>'s after cockpit and engine housing complete
Ready to win