Small Ships

Far Barcelona


The Far Barcelona has a great history since 1874 (originally called Anne Dorthea). She was built in Hardhanger, Norway and designed to carry herring. Outside the herring season, the owners used the ship for seal hunting. The ship was used as merchant vessel in the mediterranean waters for years, until in 1990, the ship was moved to Barcelona. First with the Barcelona Fes-te a la Mar Association, and with the Consorci EL FAR, its restoration was completed in 2006.


The Far Barcelona sails during Sail Training Events throughout Europe. She has been all the way North to Maloy – Norway and far into the Mediterranean Sea. Far Barcelona has deserved the title of the oldest vessel of the fleet in the Tall Ships Races, they won the prize of Sail training Organization of the year in 2009 in Halifax. But their main attraction is still the Spanish atmosphere on board. The crew will show you a good time and teach you to sail and navigate with the Far Barcelona.


On board the Far Barcelona you will find fifteen beds for trainees, two communal bathrooms and a well equipped galley. The bunks are situated in the sides of the communal area. The ship is made out of wood, this gives the interior of the Far Barcelona that extra vibe of living on one of the great ships in long forgotten times.


Shipping type: Hardanger Jakt / Topsail schooner
Homeport: Barcelona (ES)
Date built: 1874
Restored: 1991-2006
Capacity: 15
Length: 23,1m
Draught: 2,96m
Sail: 362m2
Height of mast:
Engine capacity: Caterpillar 3408 C (402 HP)