"Áttamannafar" from Fugløy, 1984

This "Áttamannafar" (8-man boat) was built of spruce by Jógvan Hansen as a special exhibit at the Viking Ship Museum to demonstrate the close kinship between Faeroese and Viking boats. Ravnur is rigged with a square sail as was customary on the Faeroe Islands until the late 19th century when square sails were replaced by a more modern rig comprising lugsail and mizzen spritsail.

Information about Ravnur

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Jógvan Hansen 
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum  
Year of construction: 1984

Length: 8.25 meter (27 feet)
Width: 2.10 meter (7 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.40 meter (1 feet)
Total sail area: 15 m2
Number of oars: 8 (narrow bladed)
Crew: 9 men
Estimated maximum speed, sail: 6.5 knots
Estimated maximum speed, oars: 5 knots