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Further information

If you would like to hire our boats and crew for an event, more information can be found:

This includes information on transportation, dimensions and more details to help you decide which boat is a best fit for your requirements. You can always contact us if some questions remain unanswered

If you want to try your hand at rowing a Viking longship, new members are always welcome. You can learn about joining the society.

Find out more about Viking ships

More information about early mediaeval boats can be found on the following pages:

Building our ships

The Bear

The Bear, our flagship, was built by David Winspear of Whitby, a shipwright who specialises in the clinker construction method that was used by the Vikings.

The newly built Bear  – © David Winspear
The newly built Bear – © David Winspear

The Rat

The Rat, was built by David Winspear of Whitby too. She was originally named the Raven.

The Raven The Raven
The newly built Raven, and yes, that is the shipwright himself showing off his handiwork – © David Winspear