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Götheborg is the world’s largest active, ocean-going, wooden sailing ship and a unique replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. The ship is today used as a platform to promote trade.

Starting June 8, 2022, Götheborg is on a great expedition to Asia, that last during two years. End destination is Shanghai in September 2023. 

Latest press releases

Elephant delivered to the Prince of Monaco on board the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship

30 September 2022

On Tuesday 4 October 2022, a 2.4-meter-high elephant sculpture will be delivered to Monaco on board the Götheborg of Sweden. The elephant sculpture is a gift from the Swedish animal and nature organisation The Perfect World Foundation to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The sculpture will be greeted with a gun salute from the Palace of Monaco before being presented to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Málaga next stop on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023

12 September 2022

On Thursday 15 September 2022 at 11:00 am, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, and a replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg of Sweden, is arriving to Málaga. Before mooring, the ship will shoot gun salute at 9:30 am outside the city. The Götheborg is on its way to Asia, and Málaga is the 9th stopover on the Asia Expedition 2022/2023. The ship will be in Málaga 15–20 September, will be moored at Muello Uno, Málaga Port, and will be open to visitors during the stopover.

Götheborg is arriving to Lisbon, Portugal

05 September 2022

Today, Monday 5 September 2022 at 11:00 am, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, and a replica of an 18th century Swedish merchant ship, Götheborg of Sweden, is arriving to Lisbon. Before mooring, the ship will shoot gun salute outside Belém Tower at 10:30 am and pass the 25 de Abril Bridge.

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