The "Havhingsten" under sails
With almost 30 meters from the high fore stem typical of Viking boats to the equally high stern stem, the replica of the "Havhingsten frGlendalough" is the pride of the neighboring country's Viking fleet. It is optionally driven by the wind. A 112 square meter, almost square square sail hangs on the mast. Or muscle power. On board there is space for 60 rowers, who lie in the oars and can bring the ship to a speed of up to five knots.
The construction of the boat is as simple as it is ingenious. No rigid composite, but a flat and flexible hull, filled with ballast stones, give the "Havhingsten" the necessary stability and maneuverability. The hull can twist up to 30 degrees from bow to stern. And that is not the only secret of the "sea stallion".