Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Nordlys"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Nordlys, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 2017 , 08/2017

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 2017,

Nordlys, Volker Gries, Hansetag Rostock 2018 , 06/2018

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hansetag Rostock 2018,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Port Vila
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Year built:1873
Yard:Isle of Wight, GBR
Overall length:25.00 m
Breadth:5.40 m
Draught:3.00 m
Sail area:290 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 26 Mar 2022

  • built in 1873 on the Isle of Wight/GBR and originally used for fishing.
  • 2014 conversion to transport various goods, mostly in barrels, by Fairtransport Holding B.V. based in Den Helder/NL, registered in Port Vila, Vanuatu and put into service in 2015 as merchant ship under sail and without engine along European trade routes.


Website (nederlands/deutsch/English, 26 Mar 2022):
Nordlys: website of the operator with basic information about the ship, photos, offers for transport of goods, contact