(From the magazine Båtliv 1997:1)
|CGP - Mr
C G Pettersson, known as the man behind the smooth and beautiful
lines of the wooden boats with straight and high stirns. Still,
this all-around constructror draw every-thing from canoes to
The breakthrugh for C G Pettersson - and the Swedish motor-pleasureboats
- was "the Viking", a 8x1,27 meter boat with a 1-cylinder
2,5 hp engine, drawn by the 28 year old constructor.
But most famous was "Viking X", a 9 meter Pettersson-boat
built in 1925.
Mr Gunnar Fritz-Crone, a real expert on CGP, managed to
buy the boat many years later, and he did the same journey
around Scaninavia as CGP did, 55 years after the the original
If You want to know more about C G Pettersson, I warmly recommend
"C G Pettersson båtkonstruktör och
äventyrare" by Gunnar Fritz-Crone, 1981, sadly avaiably
only in Swedish.
Today there is a increasing interest in the boats of CGP,
not least abroard. A lot of well restored boats have been
exported to Holland and Germany.