A new flagship in North-Sailing´s fleet.
On schooner Haukur´s voyage around Iceland this fall a brief stop was made in Ólafsvík on the Snæfellsnes peninsular. Haukur moored along the side of a spectacular oak boat, Sveinbjörn Jakobsson. The crews got to know each other quite well and it turned out that North-Sailing then later purchased the ship.
Due to bad weather it wasn´t feasible until the beginning of November to sail the boat to Húsavík, where it now resides and awaits alteration.
The ship is 109 gross tonnage and close to 28 meters long. In comparison, Náttfari, North Sailing´s current flagship is 57 gross tonnage and 23 meters.
The ship is one of the few remaining of this size, and in such a good state. The story of this ship is quite unique. It was built in Esbjerg, Denmark, in 1964 for the fisheries company Dvergur in Ólafsvík and has been in their possession ever since, or until it was sold to North-Sailing.
The boat has not yet been given a new name.
Coming to Húsavík
Former owner Thráinn Sigtryggsson and Heimir Harðarson close the deal
The engineroom is in good shape with a economical slowgoing Mirrlees Blackstone main engine.
Prepairing to leave Ólafsvík
The boat proved to be very seaworthy and will make a fantastic whale watching and passenger vessel.