Gokstad færing to National Museum of Ireland

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 the National Museum of Ireland as part of the special exhibition about the Vikings. 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 Gokstad færing to National Museum of Ireland

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Thomas Finderup, Birger Andersen
Owner: National Museum of Ireland
Year of construction: 1998

Length: 6.50 meter (21 feet)
Width: 1.38 meter (5 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.20 meter (1 feet)
Number of oars: 4
Crew: 2-3 men
Estimated maximum speed: 4 knots