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 world exhibition, "Expo 98« in Lisbon to show how the Vikings built their vessels. Hence the boat's Portuguese name. 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 Joanna

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum on location Lisboa (Portugal)
Boatbuilders: Søren Andreasen, Birger Andersen, Kristian Østergård
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
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