This 1910 Perkins Laker 33 is in great condition and is now available for viewing by appointment.
Built at 16 Perkins Lane, Holderness, NH, by Perkins Boat Livery for a Dr. Erikson. It is believed that the boat was originally designed to be 40’ feet long, but the Perkins shop, which remains today as part of Perkins Cabins, could only accommodate a 33’ build. It is thought that the designer was CG Petterson. The Viking was brought over to the States with a man called Frithiof Erickson in 1909-1910.” This 33′ vessel is powered by a striking 50’s vintage Palmer 6 cylinder. 120 Hp. motor. The boat has spent its life on Squam Lake, until 1980. Then it was brought to Lake Winnipesaukee, and has been on the lake since.
This 1910 Perkins Laker 33 is a beautiful classic that represents the history of boating here on Lake Winnipesaukee. It has been well maintained over it’s history, while still maintaining the equipment, structure, and lines of its lineage. This one of a kind antique has participated in many boat shows, parades, and even won “Judges Favorite” at the Antique and Classic Boat Show. This runabout’s fame didn’t end there, The Viking was also a hit when it came to magazines, museum posters, and was even featured in the book Cutwater. The Viking is a return to relaxing touring the lake in comfort. The boat is in its slip, and is certainly worth a viewing.
This classic in a unique boat that would warrant a viewing to fully appreciate it. It is not at our boat yard, and does require an appointment to view.