Come sail away on your own Handmade Norwegian pram! This was made by Dr. John L Freeman of Elizabethton in 2007, and the process took two years from construction to water ready. The craft is named Esperanza, which is a Spanish name for hope. She measures 11.5 feet in length and 46” in the beam. It was constructed by hand from white pine for the strakes (planking from stem to stern), oak for the knees and the supporting timbers. The transom is yellow pine and the rudder and center board are mahogany. The boat is traditional lap strake construction with copper rivets and dolphinite caulking. All other hardware is bronze, brass, or stainless steel
The sail was made in Nova Scotia. She sails well in a moderate breeze and is a pleasure to row. Boat includes custom trailer, two life jackets, sail, and mast.