Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Asia Expedition 2022/2023

On the 8th of June 2022, Götheborg headed out on a great adventure. Seventeen years ago, 2005–2007, Götheborg sailed to Asia and back – and now we're again on a great voyage and adventure – the Asia Expedition 2022/2023.

Götheborg of Sweden will stay in Europe in 2023

Update about the Asia Expedition: Götheborg of Sweden is now moored in Barcelona for the winter stopover, and the plan has been to continue to Asia in March 2023. This plan has now been postponed, and the ship will instead sail in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2023.

A great adventure

During the expedition, hundreds of people will sail with us as paying deckhands, joining different sailing legs. Paying deckhand are not required to have any sailing experience. They sail for the once in a lifetime experience.  

The ship will make stopovers in exciting ports and cities along the route. We will invite thousands of visitors from the public on board to experience our 18th century ship.

Will you join us?

Route

After leaving Gothenburg 8 June 2022, Götheborg will sail in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea, then across the North Sea and pass through the English Channel and past the Bay of Biscay. We will dock at a number of ports in the Mediterranean and stay in the Mediterranean during winter 2022/2023.

Spring 2023 we will enter the Suez Canal, and head towards the Red Sea and Djibouti. After crossing the Indian Ocean, the ship will arrive in India. In India, our East Asia Tour begins and Götheborg with crew will now be heading towards destinations like Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and finally China. 

The planning and work to confirm and finalize the stopovers for 2023 and ports that Götheborg will dock at is an ongoing work. We will share the news with all of you underway!

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 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.

About the company

The ship Götheborg is owned by SOIC and bare boat chartered by Rederi Götheborg AB. 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. 

Sail with us!

Did you know that you can sail on board Götheborg as a paying deckhand? Anyone can apply! Experience life on board and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. Join us on a unique sailing adventure!   

Visit us!

Come on board and visit the ship! Learn about the history of the East India Companies and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, and about the exciting expedition to Asia. Feel the authentic atmosphere, including the smell of tar, and listen to everything from captivating stories, to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.

Latest news

Visit us in Barcelona until March 2023

07 November 2022

On October 27, Götheborg of Sweden arrived to Barcelona and moored at one of the top locations in the city harbour: Port Vell/Rambla de Mar. The first weekend in Barcelona was the official stopover, with full crew, and the ship fully rigged. We want to thank Barcelona for the very warm welcome!

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