Storkjoven

Teinæring from Mykines, Faroe Islands, 2018.

From 2018 – 2019, the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard built two large Faroe Boats with 10 oars on each side - in Faroese teinæringur - to be used for sailing with the Museum's guests.
The boats accommodate 20 guests each, as well as two sailing instructors.

Hanus Jensen is a traditional boatbuilder from the Faroe Islands: one of just a handful of Scandinavian boatbuilders, who can still build a boat without using drawings. ‘Just’ with the aid of a few measurements, a wealth of experience that has been handed down and knowledge of the waters the boat is built to sail in. The boatbuilder becomes both designer and constructor within the tradition he is now a part of. Just as in the Viking Age. ‘Modern’ wooden boat builders build after drawings, which have been drawn by a ship-designer. 

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Information about Storkjoven

Boatyard: Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Hanus Jensen and Asger Rørdam
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum 
Year of construction: 2018

Length: 14,7 m
Width: 2,7 m
Total sail area: 25 m2
Number of oars: 10 pairs