Gokstad færing to L'Abbaye de Daoulas

Reconstruction of a ship's boat from the Gokstad ship in Norway, 895

This oak boat was built by two boatbuilders from the Viking Ship Museum for L'Abbaye de Daoulas in France. The original boat was found together with the Gokstad ship in 1880 and presumably served as a kind of tender for the 24-metre oceangoing ship.

It is not clear whether the boat carried a sail.

Information about Gokstadfæring to L'Abbaye de Daoulas

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Hanus Jensen and apprentice Simon Day Larsen
Owner: L'Abbaye de Daoulas, Bretagne, France
Year of construction: 2004

Length: 6.50 meter (21 feet)
Width: 1.30 meter (4 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.20 meter (1 feet)
Number of oars: 4
Crew: 2-3 men
Estimated maximum speed: 4 knots