History and characteristics of the Äran

The Äran was built in 1903 at Viken, in south-western Sweden, by the adzemaster A. Olsson, from Heiselborg. The vessel was made of fir wood and oak quads; She is 23’5 meters long, 6’2 wide, 2’82 deep and weighs 68 tons.

In 1933 Nils Jönsson, who was the helmsman of the ship, and his brother Henry Efraim bought it and transported it to the island of Öresund. During the 50’s she changed owners several times, until the adzemaster Janne Karlsson took over, who took it to Stockholm, where she was rebuilt from top to bottom. he was in the Swedish capital where the ship took the name of his new residence: Ärand of Stockholm. For many years, the Äran transported various goods between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea countries, including barrels of harangue, which were exchanged for salted fish to be exported to the Iberian Peninsula, where they supplied salt and wine.

At the end of the decade of the 20s of the last century, the first engine was installed, which had 30 horses. In 1932, the quetx shaft was changed to that of a schooner. In 2006 it was bought by the company “Veles i vents” and in the summer of 2007 it was transferred from Stockholm to Barcelona.

After spending a few months in Roses, he moved to the Alfacs Shipyards (Sant Carles de la Ràpita), where various repair work was carried out.

In 2020 the company World Sailing Experience acquires the boat with the aim that from the spring of 2021 the Äran, from the Port of Palamós, will be the ship for all lovers of the sea and navigation.

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest