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 will open for the public with start from 12th of February but it is alredy now possible to book group events.

Read more under "Visit us".

Welcome on board!

Welcome to visit us in Eriksberg

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.

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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. 

Latest news

Remember the sailboat rescue in April last year?

07 May 2024

On the 25th of April, off the coast of France just after 4pm, a distress call was sent by the MRCC regarding a sailing vessel that had lost its rudder and was drifting. Being the closest ship to the sailing boat, Götheborg answered the call.

We are looking for guides

10 April 2024

We are looking for guides to work in our team and show the ship to the public. Since our guides need to be able to speak both swwedish and english, the rest of this news will follow in Swedish.

Rig seminar (in Swedish)

28 March 2024

Maritimt i Väst invites you to this spring's rig seminar, which will be held in Swedish by Jens Langert in Götheborg of Sweden's tar-scented premises at Eriksberg, Gothenburg. As usual, Maritimt i Väst offers lunch!

Owner and main partner

Greencarrier Group
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!

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