MV Stadiongracht lifting Draken boat

Viking ship Draken carried by Sevenstar

Sevenstar Yacht Transport proudly announces the successful shipment of the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship sailing in modern times.

Navigating the journey home

Transporting the Draken Harald Hårfagre was no ordinary task. This extraordinary vessel, an ambassador for ocean science and innovation, required the expertise, experience, and dedication of Sevenstar’s skilled engineers. The ship was meticulously loaded onto the MV Stadiongracht just outside Newport, Rhode Island, ensuring its safe journey back to Stavanger, Norway.

Expertise and precision in every detail

Our team of loadmasters, who bring years of experience and passion to their work, ensured that every aspect of Draken's transport was handled with the utmost care. The process involved precise calculations, custom cradle construction, and constant monitoring, showcasing the high level of expertise that Sevenstar Yacht Transport is known for. Sevenstar loadmasters Draken

A legacy of exploration and education

Built with historical craftsmanship using oak, tar, hemp, iron, and silk, the Draken Harald Hårfagre measures 114 feet in length and displaces 80 tons. Launched in 2012, this majestic vessel has served as a floating classroom, inspiring and educating thousands about the oceans and Viking heritage.

Draken hull with Nails

"We explored various options for transporting Draken back across the Atlantic. From our initial contact, it was evident that Sevenstar knows what they are doing. This has been our consistent impression throughout the entire process and across all levels of the organization, including sales, planning, cradle and list design, loadmasters, and the crew. We will definitely turn to Sevenstar again once we want Draken shipped back after our next expedition,", says Emanuel Persson, CEO & Expedition Director for the Draken.

A farewell and a new beginning

After more than seven years of impactful cultural and educational exchanges in US waters, the Draken Harald Hårfagre is set to return to Norway. This return marks the beginning of a new chapter for the historic vessel. In Norway, the Draken will undergo preparations for future expeditions aimed at continuing its mission of global exploration and education. The plans include expanding educational programs and furthering the ship’s role as a floating ambassador for ocean science and innovation.

Drone Photo Draken by Peder Jacobsson

Draken in action

Sevenstar's expertise shines in this Viking ship transport

At Sevenstar Yacht Transport, we are immensely proud to have been entrusted with the transport of the Draken Harald Hårfagre. This is not just any yacht; it is a vessel rich with history, culture, and a story that spans centuries. Successfully transporting such a unique and significant ship is a testament to our expertise, dedication, and passion for what we do. It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to be part of a journey with such profound historical and educational value. This remarkable transport underscores our commitment to excellence and our capability to handle even the most extraordinary cargo.


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