We thought that we would add a blog post about our ship. Thomas bought the ship in April 2015 and before staring to renovate the sailboat we have done a lot of work on the ship. The ship was built in 1967 as a Swedish military vessel. She is 22 meters long and made of steel.
For us the ship is perfect to use in the archipelago, and we spend a lot of time on her during the warmer months. We have done a lot of work with the interior of the ship so it is a really comfortable way of visiting the islands of the archipelago and it is no problem to stay out for a longer period of time.
- Type: Military vessel
- Construction year: 1967
- Construction site: Fårösund
- Hull material: Steel
- Length: 22 meters (72ft) (with the bathing platform)
- Bredd: 4,84 meters (16,4ft)
- Depth: 1,4 meters
- Machinery: 2xScania DSI11 (350 hp each)
- Cruise speed: 10 knots
- Fuel tank: 2’400 liters
- Water tank: 800 liters
- Holding tank: 900 liters
- Generator: Onan 16 kVA
She is a patrol boat 70 (Bevakningsbåt 70) and went by the name of HMS Sprängskär when she was serving in the Swedish navy. She was built at Marinvarvet at Fårösund (Gotland) in 1967 and got a makeover in 1987. In 1987 she was asbestos sanitized, got new engines (Scania DSI11) and a new wheelhouse.
She was sold by the Swedish Navy in the late 90s and bought by an individual. The previous owner did some jobs to change her from a pure military vessel to an ordinary ship. Painted her (before she had a camouflage paint), added windows etc. He also removed one of the engines, when she was serving in the navy she had 3 engines. When Thomas bought her there were still some major jobs that needed to be done.
One job we did was that we changed a part of the hull and some part of the keel, which was very rusty. We have also done some work with the interior and many other things.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of our ship, an old Swedish military vessel! 🙂 If you want to read about our sailboat, click HERE.