Lojan is a Koster 39, classic ketch rigged steel-hulled monohull. The design is after the traditional Swedish fishing vessels that worked the Koster islands, a double ender that is solid and seaworthy. Lojan’s steel hull was built by the HMI shipyard in Halmstad, Sweden. The hull was bought by her current and only owners in 1986, after which they completed the interior and fittings and first launched her in 1989 on the Baltic Sea.
Lojan has sailed over 120 000nm, her first circumnavigation was from 1997 to 2002 following the classic route from her home in Germany, across the Atlantic, Panama Canal, through the Pacific to Indonesia, on to South Africa and then home via the Açores. Her 2nd extended trip started again in Germany in 2008 and took her to Brazil, around Cape Horn and across the Pacific to French Polynesia. Her planned trip to Alaska has been cut short as her owners need to return to Germany.
Lojan is a classic with pilot house and solid teak wood interior. She has proved her worth in difficult sea conditions, having weathered several storms with her owners on board. She has been regularly maintained over her lifetime. Her hull was inspected in October 2019 and given an anti-corrosion treatment, primer and 3-4 coats of anti-fouling. Her decks were inspected and repainted in 2018 and the engine overhauled in 2017. She has a foresail from 2014, main and mizzen sails from 2012 and new sail covers that have not yet been used.
This is a boat for classic boat lovers, who want to be able to sail safely in all conditions. She’s a real expedition boat, good to visit Alaska as well as round Cape Horn. She’s fully equipped for cruising, including water maker, wind generator, solar, 2kW generator, heater, washing machine. Much loved and cared for by her owners over the 30+ years that they have owned her.