The crazy dream becomes true

Building an 18th century ship in full 1:1 scale without any of the original drawings is pretty much doomed to fail. And only using the tools, building methods and materials that were available in those olden days. But luckily, some crazy dreams grow wings and take flight.

Thanks to a great many genuine enthusiasts, wonderful inventiveness, kind donations, patient sponsors and a never-ceasing interest from a city and a world longing for wonders, the Swedish Ship Götheborg was completed at the Terra Nova shipyard. Seventeen years after the first dive, the waves now break against the beautiful hull. An East Indiaman built using the old methods, but also adapted to the 21st century with modern technology and officially classified for ocean voyages. The true adventure could now begin.

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