Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Valhalla"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:George Town
Nation:Cayman Islands
Type of rigging:BRIGG
Year built:1934
Yard:Norway, (Western Coast)
Length (hull):36.60 m
Breadth:6.10 m
Draught:3.50 m
Sail area:530 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:220 PS
Engine:6 Zyl. Volvo TD120 Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 24 Oct 2000

  • a wooden brig built on the west coast of Norway in 1934
  • converted to a trawler and used as a cargo and fishing vessel until 1985, when the Norwegian government reduced the fishing quotas
  • 1989 the bank took over the ship because of late payments, she should be scrapped and sunk
  • on Dec 12th, 1989 a group of friends from Skien, Norway saved the boat
  • radical transformations, general restore in the early 1990s
  • after that she worked in the tourist charter business for 3 years until 1995, when she sailed to Cuba, journey to Grand Cayman in late March 1998, she was based on the Cayman Islands for some time
  • our last available info about the ship is that she returned to Europe and was for sale but this info isn't certain
  • the name comes from the Viking period, Valhalla is a part of the viking warrior paradise where you can get there only when killed in battle