Are you interested in volunteering at Götheborg during our maintenance period? We are now looking for a few volunteers who have sailed with us recently and are willing to stay with us for 6-8 weeks.
Welcome on board!
A living piece of history
Götheborg of Sweden is the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship and an 18th century replica of the original Götheborg that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. Built with traditional methods, she is a fully working sailing ship with a rich history and vibrant atmosphere.
After a year long expedition around Europe, visiting nineteen ports and welcoming 90,000 visitors on board, we are now back in our home port Gothenburg, Sweden. We are closed for the public but it is still possible to book group events. Read more under "Visit us".
Welcome on board!
Welcome to visit us in Eriksberg
We have closed the public open ship for this year. If you are interested in a group event or group visit, please contact us via email@example.com
Come on board to learn about the history of the Swedish East India Company and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, feel the authentic atmosphere, and listen to everything from captivating stories to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.
A glimpse into life on board
These short videos from the 2022 expedition document what sailing on board the Götheborg is all about: The breathtaking scenery, the ocean, the hard work, the adventure, the comradeship and the great people on board. The amazing ship that is Götheborg of Sweden; creaking, swaying, sailing – all craftmanship, manual work and rugged beauty.
Meet the owner of Götheborg
Götheborg is owned by the Swedish and Gothenburg based Greencarrier Group. In a recent article, the owner of Greencarrier Group, Stefan Björk, shares his personal motivations behind acquiring the Götheborg – a business decision made by the heart.
He discusses the inherent challenges and remarkable advantages of owning the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship. He also opens up about why he welcomes and encourages other companies and partners to join him and Greencarrier on the extraordinary journey and adventure that is Götheborg.
Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?
Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!
Owner and main partner
Greencarrier is a global group offering logistics solutions all over the world, focusing on knowledge, innovation and sustainable solutions. SOIC and Greencarrier share common values and when we start our journey towards a sustainable future with commerce, shipping and logistics as our base, Svenska Ostindiska Companiet is simply our starting point. We like challenges, and our attitude is:
Yes, it's possible!