Dear Lukas and colleagues,
We have in Finland followed with great interest discussion about Colibri boats by Estlander. A group of classic boat folks has tried to find Colibri II, and in this trace back work found information given by Lukas. Here is some information of Colibri-yachts. There was at least 6 boats built, all Skärgårdskryssare 22 m2.
I 1916 Blekholms båtvarf. LOA 8,50, B 1,45 Depl 1,18 tn
II 1917 Blekholms båtvarf LOA 8,75 B 1,47 Depl 1,18 tn
III 1918 Andree&Rosenqvist LOA 9,27 B ? Depl 1,12 tn
IV 1919 Andree§Rosenqvist LOA 9,50 B ? Depl 1,10 tn
VI 1922 LOA 8,90 B 1,90 Depl ?
Colibri II won Sandhamn regatta in 1918, and Estlander sold the boat in August 1918 to Sweden. Colibri IV was sold in 1922 to Sweden where it got the register number S-39.
Colibri VI sailed in Finland until 1970's and has since then been at the Finnish Maritime Museum.
My personal opinnion is that the boat owned by Lukas does not look like Colibri IV. Take a look at 3 pictures of Colibri IV. It's hardly Colibri II neither because the measures are different.
Lukas, how do you clarify the following text in your boat : " Am Decksbeschlag an dem der Ruderschaft durchs Deck kommt, habe ich eine Gravur freigelegt: Holms Yachtvarv, Gamleby "
Could it be possible that Holm's varv has constructed the boat or has the Holm's varv built the cabin ?
We will anyway clarify more this complexity of Colibri-boats and hope to find more information. Please, if you get whatever information of the Colibri II, please let us know !
Jorma Rautapää, Finland