About us

About the ship

It’s not easy to build an 18th-century ship in full 1:1 scale without the help of any original drawings. It doesn’t make it any easier when solely using the tools, building methods and materials of that time. In addition to that, the ship has to fulfill today’s safety requirements from authorities. However, sometimes, impossible dreams grow wings and take flight. Götheborg of Sweden is today the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world.

The ship's history

Good stories are worth to be told, particularly the story of Götheborg of Sweden. The Swedish East India Company, one of Sweden’s most successful brands in history, was founded in the year of 1731. The Trade Company traded with China and completed a total of 132 voyages with 37 ships until it ceased in 1813. In 1993 the Swedish East India Company was re-established in order to revive, manage, operate, and develop the art of Swedish shipbuilding and seamanship.

About the company

The ship Götheborg is owned by SOIC and bare boat chartered by SOIC Ship Management. SOIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greencarrier AB. In 2022/2023 Götheborg of Sweden will embark on a two-year long expedition to Asia, sailing in Europe in 2022 and in Asia in 2023. 

Latest news

Changes to sailing leg 3 and the Stockholm stopover

24 June 2022

Some changes will be made to the sailing leg from Helsinki to Stockholm, and arrival at the stopover in Stockholm will be moved to a few days later. This is due to a visit to the drydock (in Stockholm) that we want to make with the ship, while we are still in Northern Europe.

We have arrived in Helsinki

23 June 2022

We have arrived in beautiful and sunny Helsinki! We are moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. We will be here until Monday 27 June, and open to visitors Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Come and visit us!

Ticket sales open for Helsinki

21 June 2022

Thursday 23 June at 10:00 am, we will arrive in Helsinki! Götheborg of Sweden will be moored at Makasiini Quay, at the heart in the South Harbour right next to the Market Hall. Ticket sales are now open for Friday 24 June, Saturday 25 June, Sunday 26 June and Monday 27 June.