How to make a new yard

The main yard on the ship Götheborg is 23 meters long and weighs 1.7 tonnes – and we're making a new one! In this video, our carpenter Manne explains the work being done in our workshop in Gothenburg.

Making a new main yard for Götheborg involves great craftmanship and many hours of hard work: From cutting down two massive douglas fir trees, to joining them together, making the yard straight, and putting on iron rings to make it stable. 

In total we're making six new yards in preparations for the Asia expedition in 2022/2023. The main yard is the biggest.

For more photos of the making of the new yard, have a look at highlights on Instagram, Preps Asia.

The clip below shows the trees being cut down and prepared at the saw mill outside of Laholm.

The Biscayan Adventure

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Lisbon stopover announced today

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In September, Götheborg will sail to Lisbon, Portugal. It is the first time that the ship visits Portugal. Götheborg will be in Lisbon 5–8 September 2022 and will be moored at the central location of Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos. The ship will be open to visitors during its stay. Welcome on board!

The Gotenius shipyard visit – What has been done?

26 April 2022

We have now been at the shipyard for a number of weeks in order to get ready for the Asia Expedition. We've had sunshine, rain and snowstorms during our time at Gotenius, but now it's time to head back to Pier 4 at Eriksberg in Gothenburg. Let us tell you all about it.