YUKON’s History
Originally named Elly she was built in 1930 at Hjorne and Jacobsen’s shipyard in Fredrikshavn north of Jutland. Oak on oak, ketch rigged with a 67 hp auxiliary Tuxham motor.

She is a member of the first generation of Danish fishing trawlers that were built with an engine. Resulting in a change of fishing technique, so they were nicknamed hajkutter or shark kutters after their effectiveness.

The vertical planking around the transom bulwarks could easily be likened to a row of threatening teeth so the nickname fits.

YUKON continued to fish commercially up to 1974 apart from a short period during the war where the she was commandeered by the German navy.

In 1951, she got her current name as a result of a fishing family that struck it lucky in the goldfields of Alaska on the banks of the Yukon River.

From 1974 up until 1997, Yukon sailed as a pleasure boat and became well known around the various regattas in Denmark.

From 1997-2004, Yukon underwent a major restoration which means basically the ship is brand new from the waterline up. This includes new engine, electrics and systems.

Here you can read the article ‘From Salvage to Salvation’ featured in The WoodenBoat Magazin 2011 written by David Nash