Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Rowing Draft: Sailing Draft: Sail Area:
Gislinge 25' 3" 975 lbs. 67 in. 800 lbs. 11" 11" 117 sq ft.

In 1993, archeologists recovered most of a buried wooden boat near Gislinge, on the island of Sjælland in Denmark. The 7.7-meter boat was dated to the year 1130 AD.

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, reconstructed the Gislinge Boat. In 2015, the Museum released the working drawings to the public, launching the Gislinge Boat Open Source Project.

In 2020, Chesapeake Light Craft built a computer-cut "stitch-and-glue" interpretation of the Gislinge Boat. By creating a pre-cut marine plywood kit, we hope to make construction of replicas of this ancient Scandinavian boat accessible to amateur builders and organizations.

In January 2020 we built a 33% scale model of the Gislinge Boat to test the assembly sequence.

We began assembly of hull #1 in November, 2020.

CLC designer Jay Hockenberry was responsible for the CAD/CAM engineering and project-managed both builds.

We look forward to launching the finished boat in spring 2021! We do not have a release date for plans and kits, but hope to have those as soon as the prototype meets our expectations.

Our thanks to the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark