Amihan 26' and other boats


Constructed by Sven Söderkvist and built at Oxelø, Sweden 1965
LOA 26 feet
Built in mahogany with the exception of ribs, which are made of three-layered oak, and decks and cabin roof which are made of pine
Mercruiser 3000CC 135HP gasoline engine with Mercruiser Alpha drive
Top speed at 19 knots and cruising speed at 15 knots
Registration no BAH827


1965 - 1999: unknown (probably Swedish owner)
1999 - 2007: Leif Holme, Holme gård, Saltnes, Råde (the name was then Cygnis)
2007 - present: Jens Hintze Holm, Rudstrand, Nesodden

Although the wood testifies that boat always has been well maintained, Leif Holme restored (1999) the boat to mint condition, and installed the Volvo B20 engine. Some minor comforts were also installed including a new fresh water tank, flush toilet and septic tank, a remote-controlled anchor winch,and davits.

Engine and drive

The B20 engine came from a Volvo BV202 military belt wagon with the (probably) existing Volvo Penta drive. The engine and drive was subsequently replaced (2009) by the present owner with a new Mercruiser 2500CC 135HP gasoline engine, Alpha drive, console and steering.

About the name

Amihan is the Tagalog name for the northeast monsoon, which gives dry sunny summer weather in Batangas and other provinces in the Philippines. The wind blows from November to May - from northeast early in the season, then east and finally from southeast by the end of half-year period. Amihan defines the local beach and seasports season.