Previous names

  • Maggie Helen
Certificate no 1430
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Drifter
Location Lerwick
Vessel type Zulu
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Hay & Co Ltd, Lerwick
Built in 1904
Hull material Wood
Rig Schooner
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
13.08 feet (3.99 m)
6.26 feet (1.91 m)
Length: Overall
42.89 feet (13.08 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


LOKI is an ex-Zulu fishing boat, with official number 161170, registered at Lerwick. She was designed by John Shewan and built by Hay & Co Ltd. in 1904 at Hays Dock, Lerwick. Her hull is carvel built with larch planking, oak frames and a redwood deck fastened with iron nails. She has a pointed bow, a plumb straight stem and a Zulu stern. She is rigged as a schooner with Bermudan sails. Her current engine is a BMC Commodore diesel, with four cylinders and 53 brake horsepower, made in 1960. LOKI was formerly known as MAGGIE HELEN. She later became an auxilliary fishing boat and was converted to a yacht in 1952. She cruised to Scandinavia every summer from 1953 to 1997. The vessel now has a new deck, keel, steel rudder and sheer strakes.


Classic Boat:The Mighty Zulu, January 1997    

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