Sunnfjord

"Sekskeiping" from Sunnfjord, 1860

The original "sekskeiping" (6-rowlock-a-side boat) was built of pine in Yttrehus, Western Norway, in 1860 for coastal cod fishing in the North Atlantic and is still in use today. The replica at the Viking Ship Museum was built jointly by Norwegian and Danish boatbuilders in Western Norway in 1995.

Sunnfjord has six rowlocks on each side and is rigged with a square sail.

Information about Sunnfjord

Dockyard: The museum Kystens Arv, Stadsbygd (Norway)
Boatbuilder: Gunnar Eldjarn, Harald Dalland, Josef Thingnæs, Søren Nielsen, Rasmus Hytting 
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
Year of construction: 1995


Length: 9.10 meter (30 feet)
Width: 2.30 meter (8 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.50 meter (2 feet)
Total sail area: 17 m2
Number of oars: 12
Crew: 8-13 men
Estimated maximum speed, sail: 9 knots
Estimated maximum speed, oars: 5 knots