Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Silva"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Halifax
Type of rigging:3-MAST-SCHONER
Year built:1939
Yard:Karlstads Mekaniska Verksta, Karlstad, SWE
Length:33.13 m
Breadth:7.34 m
Draught:3.30 m
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:430 PS
Engine:Volvo TAMD 120

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 21 Jan 2003

  • built at Karlstads Mekaniska Verksta, Sweden, as a 3-masted steel fore-and-aft schooner in 1939, has been used as a sailing fishing vessel for Swedish owners until about 1960, regular trips to Iceland.
  • removal of her rig and refitted as a bulk freighter in the 1960¬ís, continued coastal trading until 1994.
  • remained for sale in Sweden until the summer of 2001 when Canadian Sailing Expeditions purchased her, delivery to North America, re-converted to a sailing vessel for charter cruises with passengers.
  • offer of a sailing programme "A Seafaring World" that combines history, mathematics, science, geography, and physical education for young people and adult groups.


Website (English, 28 Dec 2002):
Silva: website of the operator Canadian Sailing Expeditions with information about their vessels, expeditions and sailing programme, pictures of restoration and contact address

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 259 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact