Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Goxsheim"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Bodø
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Year built:1940
Yard:Bård Gjerde, Hatlestrand, Hardanger, NOR
Overall length:30.00 m
Length (hull):22.50 m
Breadth:5.50 m
Draught:2.80 m
Sail area:290 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:250 PS
Engine:Volvo Penta TMD 100C

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Mar 2008

  • built as a motor cutter by boat builder Bård Gjerde in Hatlestrand in Hardanger in 1940, (not rigged for sailing).
  • used in the fishery, probably as an assistance vessel during the herring fisheries.
  • extensive reconstruction work during the last years by professional boat builders, change of the engine in autumn 1999, installation of a deckhouse with a cabin astern, a new, large poop with a skylight amidships, galley, lounge, bathroom and sauna, cabins in the forepart.
  • rigged as a gaff rigged Hardanger cutter during autumn/winter 2001 at Solombola Shipyard in Archangelsk, RUS; installation on board in Vadsø, Finnmark, NOR in January 2002 sails by Sail Service in Gdansk, POL during May 2003.
  • operated by Aurora Borealis, a small company doing sailing ship cruises in Northern Norway.


Website (norsk/English, 21 Feb 2008):
Goxsheim: information about the ship, voyages and offers for sailing, photos, contact address, guest book