Construction of the replica started in 1995, with the hull launched in 2003, and the rig fully tested for the first time in 2005. Much of the time was spent researching how to rebuild the replica. In 2008, Götheborg completed the first Baltic Sea Tour. It is the world’s largest operational wooden sailing ship.
When the wreckage of the vessel Götheborg was found in 1984, the idea to make a replica of the vessel emerged. The keel for the replica was laid on 11 June 1995. This was done at the disused Eriksbergs wharf by the Göta älv in Gothenburg. Led by Master of Ceremonies Anders Wästfeldt, two silver coins, one from 1745, and one from 1995, was placed in the halved joints of the 33 m long keel. About 3,000 people attended the laying of the keel, including Sören Gyll, director of Volvo and Professor Jorgen Weibull. The project was blessed by the vicar Alf Österholm.
The vessel was built using old, traditional techniques, and it was made as close to the original as possible. One small change was that the headroom of the deck was increased by 10 cm since today’s seamen are taller than their ancestors.
The vessel was launched on 6 June 2003, with great festivities and in the presence of representatives from the Swedish Royal Family. Ten tons of hemp ropes were used for rigging the vessel, together with some 1,000 blocks and 1,964 m2 linen sail. All this was produced using 18th-century techniques. The first trial under sail began on 18 April 2005.
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