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About the ‘Thor Heyerdahl‘

Thor Heyerdahl Facts & Figures

Thor Heyerdahl Facts & Figures

Thor Heyerdahl (Image: KUS-Project)

Thor Heyerdahl (Image: KUS-Project)

Named after the famous Norwegian researcher and adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl, this majestic three-masted topsail schooner has voyaged around the world on countless journeys. From spring to autumn, the ship sails mainly on the Baltic Sea as a venue for sailing training events. In the winter months, it  has repeatedly crossed the Atlantic Ocean and sailed in the Caribbean, especially as a ‘classroom under sail’ with teenage crews.

Length: 49.48 m overall
Beam: 6,52 m
Height: 29 m
Draft: 2.95 m
Main Engine: 400 HP Deutz-Diesel, 6 cylinders, constructed in 1951, max. 410 RPM
Sail plan: Three-masted topsail schooner (830 m²)
Navigation system: Radar, echo sounder, satellite navigator, VHF radio, transient and shortwave radio, Inmarsat C (according to GMDSS), magnetic compass, weather fax, satellite telephone and fax, AIS
Cabins: 4 cabins for captain and regular crew, 10 guest cabins with berths for 34 persons