The open, Nordic, clinker-built boats are directly descended from the Viking boats and ships
There are only a few places in Scandinavia where boats are still built in the traditional way.
The Faeroese boats are still built in this way at the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard.
L: 5,13 m
The boat is built of pinewood and can carry a small sail, possibly a lugsail.
It only weighs a couple of hundred kilograms, so it is easy to take out of the water if it is to be placed on a trailer.
Here the boat is painted on the outside with white and green linseed oil paint. And tarred inside.
The boat has two pairs of oars and is very easy to row.
It is perfect for a trip on the water with the family for afternoon coffee.
L: 6.5 metres and can easily carry 8 people.
This boat is coated with a linseed oil-based, soft varnish.
The square sail is made from a synthetic material.
4 pairs of oars. Easily carries 10 people.
The Faeroese boat was developed for use on the North Atlantic. A safe boat that can be used in all types of weather.
An ottemannarfar is a perfect size for boat societies, schools, sea scouts etc.
The Ottemanafar can be rigged with either a square sail or the traditional Faeroese rig: A lugsail in front and a mizzen sail, spritsail aft.
Here the boat is out in fresh weather, so they have trimmed the mizzen sail.
Faroese Trìbekkur and Firemannafar
The Firemannafar has three pairs of oars. This boat is rigged with a small square sail. This can also carry a lugsail.