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BJØRNSUND– TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFT cruising

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BJØRNSUND segeln is a sole proprietorship based in Greifswald.

In 2018, the sailmaker Sebastian Hentschel took over the sailing cutter BJØRNSUND. His plan is to transform the ship into a workshop and a forum for traditional seamanship. 

The ship will take part in maritime events and exhibitions and visit partner towns and museum harbours in Germany and abroad. The programme will include consulting and service in all questions concerning sail-making, but also the exchange of ideas and experiences in traditional handcrafts.  

Currently, BJØRNSUND is being restored on the premises of the Greifswalder Museumswerft (museum yard).
The ship is scheduled to be ready for sailing in 2023.

BJØRNSUND is also a piece of maritime culture and heritage. These special, sailing fishing cutters were called “Haikutter” (shark cutters) in Denmark and have a long tradition in fishing. Since the 1980s, these ships are also used in tourism. They still stand apart with their beautiful lines and the very good sailing characteristics.

Christmas | BJØRNSUND says thank you for 2023
23.12.2023

Christmas | BJØRNSUND says thank you for 2023

A lot accomplished, some sailing, still a lot to do......

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Superstructures
16.08.2023

Superstructures

The deckhouse is now firmly in place thanks to dovetail lugs. The safety glass and bull's-eyes are also in place. Now it's getting cosy!...

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Next round: Interior work
16.08.2023

Next round: Interior work

Finally, a place for all the tanks was found and the connections made. The bathroom is slowly taking shape....

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Anchors aweigh, please!
16.08.2023

Anchors aweigh, please!

The windlass is in its final place. Hooray!...

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BJØRNSUND masts soon ready to depart
10.04.2023

BJØRNSUND masts soon ready to depart

Good news from our French riggers: The masts are on their way north on the truck next week. So let's get the trestles ready and look forward to the new spars....

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REFLEX Ölofen 4kw | used | good condition

used condition | ready to pick up in Greifswald

Various used ship superstructures | Skylights

Condition good | mostly oak | partially restored

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