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  • Also called the sixern (from the Norwegian Seksring meaning "six-oared"), the sixareen evolved as a larger version of the yoal when the need arose for crews to fish farther from shore. The first of the sixareens were, like the Yoal, imported from Norway in kit form, until the mid 19th century when increasing import duty made it more cost-effective to import the raw materials and build the boats in Shetland.

    December 4, 2007