"Teinæring" from Mykene on Faeroe Islands, 2018

The Viking Ship Museum's boatyard  build two large Faroe Boats in 2018 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 a drawing. ‘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

Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum's boat yard
Boatbuilder: Hanus Jensen
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