Hvide Sande Shipyard welcomes Dyrafjeld

09 feb Hvide Sande Shipyard welcomes Dyrafjeld


Dyrafjeld at the quay in Hvide Sande

The Norwegian training ship, Dyrafjeld, has arrived in Hvide Sande where she will undergo a renovation of damage from rot as well as maintenance of her engine. The renovation will last through the winter. Come spring, the ketch-rigged sloop will return to her natural habitat and head for southern Norway with her students aboard.

Dyrafjeld is a ketch rigged sloop built in 1889 and thus one of the world´s oldest sailing vessel still in service! The beautiful ship started in fish trading (herring) later transporting lime along the west coast of Norway. She has travelled all over the world including Australia as well as several transatlantic tours. Before being a training ship, she also acted as charter boat for tourists in the Canary Islands.

Dyrafjeld has beautiful, fast lines and she has been able to log an average speed of 10-11 knots over 36 hours traveling along the Norwegian west coast.

You can read more about the exciting history of Dyrafjeld here.

Dyrafjeld is owned by Undervisningsbygg KF under the municipality of Oslo.

Technical data:

Year of construction: 1889
Building site: Utistua at Neslandet, Stangvik
Buildmaster: Martinus Olson Ansnes
Type: Ketch rigged sloop
Call sign: LFUQ
Sail area: 416 sqm over 10 sails
Total length (LOA): 110′, 33,53 m
Length over deck (LOD): 75′ 8″, 23,07 m
Width: 21′, 6,4 m
Draft: 8′ 6″, 2,6 m
Displacement: 120 tonnes
Tonnage: 80,45 (BRT) gross tons
Certification: Training ship for coastal waters
No. of bunks: 25
Main engine: Volvo TMD 100A, 225hk
Generator: Kohler, 6,5 kW
Fuel: 2 tanks of 800 liter,
Freshwater: 1700 liter freshwater in 2 tanks



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