Davinka Design : Published 1925
(With modifications by B Mustelin)


Yoldia, a Davinka class Harrison Butler yacht

Baltic Blue
This Finish built boat, Yoldia, has been in the same family for the last 65 years. For a while she became an anonymous vessel and was smuggled into Sweden in order to avoid becoming a payment of World War II reparations to the Soviet Union. More of her history is documented in the excellent article written for the Summer 2017 edition of Cruising Yachts (link given below).
Film Star
In 2018 Yoldia became a Film Star. She was used in several scenes of the third series of a popular TV series “The Bonus Family” (the step family). In it, Yoldia, still on land being prepared for launch, was the setting for a cockpit chat over coffee in which a pregnancy is announced, with dramatic consequences.

Yoldia was awarded the prestigious K-mark in 2011 for
her adventurous history

Yoldia Statistics
Built : 1928 by Åbo Båtvårf, in Turku shipyard, Finland
LOA : 29' 5"
LWL : 22' 5"
Beam : 8' 5"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Sail N° SXK 60

Yoldia Custodians & Home Ports
Rutger & Katrina Palmstierma (1997-2019..) Edö Island & Kyrkviken
Palmstierma Family (1949-1997)
Emil Enroth (1928-1949) Helsingfors

Yoldia Links
Yolida information page (in Swedish)
Yoldia on the cover of the HBA Journal, Spring 2017
How Yoldia Survived The War, Cruising Yachts, Summer 2017 

This page last updated : July 2019


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