Freydis Joanna

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 Danish Canadian National Museum. In May 2009 the boat was sent on a voyage from Roskilde to Canada. On the way to the museum, it was exhibited several places.

The original boat is found in Norway together with the Gokstad ship in 1880 and it has probably been used as dinghy fot the 24 metre long, ocean going vessel.

Information about Freydis Joanna 

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Hanus Jensen, Erik Jochumsen, Peter Rasmussen
Owner: Danish Canadian National Museum, Alberta, Canada
Year of construction: 2008

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