This boat type was originally built in about 1930 by local shipbuilders in the small Danish towns of Klitmøller and Vorupør , and represented a considerable improvement of the boats of the time. Since then, no appreciable changes have been made, althrough the boats have become a few feet longer and now have a wheel house under cover.
The Norden is a stable and seaworthy vessel. Its rather round design limits the speed to approx. 6 knots.
Weather permitting, fishing starts early in the morning and continues all day. The boats are lowered and raised be means of an electric winch, with wires embedded in a block firmly anchored a good distance from shore.