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8-oared boat for school groups and museum guests!

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Heavy snowfall crushed our beloved 8-oared rowing boat, and the insurance only covers a fraction of the price of building a new one.

So now we are trying something new - getting your help to fund a new boat!

  • In early April all 4th-graders in our municipality is coming for our educational program on rowing and learning about life in the fjord.

  • I mid April all 6th graders in our municipality is coming to learn how to row, and learn about the role these boats have played historically in our fjord.

  • Come May our boats are in daily use, by tourists, our local kindergarden, fishing groups and more.

We need this boat to follow through on our planned activities - can you help us get there?

Master boatbuilder Peter Helland-Hansen marks his 30th year as head of the Small Boat Workshop this year. Together with his apprentice Jonathan he will over the next months build a new boat.

The funds will go to the new visitor boat:
  • 8 oared clinker built Hardanger boat - a replica of an 1800s rowing boat preserved at the museum.
  • The boat has interesting traditional details: hand forged iron rivets, and hewn garboards.
  • The boat is an important part of our activities provided for local kids and youth, and offers the oppurtunity to experience the fjord the way people did a hundred years ago.

As a supporter of the project, you will be invited to the launch of the finished boat, most likely in July.
Since this boat will be available for our museums guests in the decades to come, you will be able to row the finished boat when visiting us, and experience yourself what you helped make happen!


  • Åsmund Kristiansen
    • kr600 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous
    • kr200 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous
    • kr200,000 (Offline)
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous
    • kr500 
    • 18 d
  • Anders Nerhus
    • kr1,000 
    • 19 d


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