Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Hawila"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Yard:||Lindstøl & Søn A/S, Søndeled, Risör, NOR|
|Overall length:||25.50 m|
|Sail area:||330 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
|Engine:||Volvo TAMD 102A|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 16 Mar 2021
- built in Risör, NOR in 1935 as a cargo ship for the Bryngelsson family from Öckerö, outside Gothenburg, SWE.
- enlarged in 1938 and fitted with another mast and more sails.
- transported ice and grain for North Sea fish harbours until the World War II, later used for fishing and smuggle between Sweden and Norway during the war.
- after the war from 1947 she traded 2 times per week between the island of Knippla and the warehouse on Lake Vänern through the Göta Canal.
- 1952 replacement of the engine.
- since 1978 owned by the MBV Skolskepp Brattebergskolan, conversion into a sail training ship until 1984, offered longer training voyages for youth until 2005.
- 2008 bought by Pauli Kivekäs, from Turku, FIN; moved to Finland in spring 2009, offering sail training for young people, schools and other educational institutions, used as a pleasure craft for short trips in the Baltic Sea.
- used in Copenhagen, DK as floating hotel in 2012, because she was not maintained for a long time her state got worse.
- 2014 found by a group of friends who started to refit her, donated to the newly formed non-profit organization Hawila Project by Pauli Kivekäs, restoration until 2017.
- since 2017 co-operation with the M/S Museet for Søfart in Helsingor, DK; the organization became a member of the Danish association of wooden ships Træskib Sammenslutningen (T/S) in 2018.
- September 2020 begin of a major refit in Holbæk, DK, to convert the ship into as a commercial sailing cargo vessel, refit will last until November 2021.
- according to the vision of Hawila Project the vessel will be used to engage and bridge coastal communities with transported local products by sail and as onboard platform for cultural exchange and education.
Last tracked position of the ship:
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Contact:Website (English, 16 Mar 2021):
Hawila: information about her history and the activities from 2014 until her refit and conversion in 2020/21, contact to the owners
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.
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 83 Source with picture Source with history Quelle with contact
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with technical data Quelle with contact
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 89 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 331 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 104 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data
"Kulturarv under Segel, Levande segelfartygstradition i Sverige"
Sveriges Segelfartygsförening 2007 ISBN: 91-973000-6-3
Page: 130 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact