About Katja

Our boat Katja is a masthead sloop with a full keel. Designed and built in Sweden. Read more about the boat…

Katja is a Fantasi 37 and was built in 1983 at Jakobssons Boatyard in Kallviken on the Swedish west coast. A total of 82 were built between 1975-85. Katja is hull nr 59. Sailors and boat builders agree on the solid workmanship and quality that is put into these yachts. They are built with love and dedication. Looking at her lines, one can easily associate these boats with the classic wooden sailboats built a generation ago. Designer and builder Knut Jacobsson was inspired by the Swedish folk boat, a wooden sail yacht with classic lines and good sailing abilities.

A safe boat.
A forgiving boat.
A boat built to cross oceans.
A boat that takes care of her crew.
And yes, a boat that sails remarkably well.

The boat

Call signLA2919
MakeFantasi 37
Hull number59
DesignerKnut Jacobsson, Fantasi Yachts (prev. Jacobssons Brothers Boat yard)
Loa (length overall)11,20 m
Lvl (length waterline) 9,10 m
Width3,45 m
Depth1,83 m
Height bellow deck1,88 m
Weight (displacement)9 200 kg
Keel weight(iron) 4 000 kg
Mast (masthead sloop)15 m
EngineVolvo MD17C, 35 hp. Year 1983
Diesel tank140 liter
Water tank350 liter


Main sailFull batten triradial CXI laminate, with 3 reefs. UK sailmakers (new 2018)32,5 m2
Genoa140% triradial CXI laminat.e Furlex roller. UK Sailmakers (new 2018)44 m2
ForesailDacron29 m2
Main sailDacron (spare)31 m2
Heavy weather cutter foresailDacron. Hanked on inner forestay11 m2
Storm foresailDacron. Hanked on inner forestay6 m2
SpinnakerVery large

Safety equipment

EPIRBOcean Signal 1
Life raftVIKING RescYou Offshore. 4 person
Life linePlastimo


Wind instrumentsB&G
Electronic compassB&G
Depth sounderB&G
VHF (mounted)Sailor
VHF portableiCom
AIS transponderXB8000 Vesper Marine
GPS plotterPhillips GPS plotter
Chart plotterGarmin GPSMap 7408
RadarGarmin GMR Fantom 18
OpenCPNRaspberry Pie3
AutopilotAutohelm 6000
Iridium GOIridium
InverterVictron 12/500
Solar panels2 x 30W and 1 x 50W SUNBEAMSystem
Charge controllers3 MPPT Victron 75/15
HeaterEberspacher Diesel heater (water radiators)

Anchoring equipment

Main anchor.Spade 25 kg
Secondary anchorBruce 15 kg
Stern anchor10 kg
Fisherman anchor10 kg
Chain60 meter 8mm
Anchor winchElectronic Lewmar