Ingo is operated by a nonprofit club with about 600 members who volunteer to keep the Ship sailing.
From the 1st of May until mid-October, Ingo spends around 110 days each year on the water in multiple events, from daytrips in an archipelago to week-long trips around Scandinavia. Each season Ingo operates multiple youth sailings, providing youngsters with the opportunity of a life-changing sailing experience.
During winter, the ship is set up to reparations and improvements.
The history of the three-masted schooner Ingo starts in 1922, when it was built in Sjötorp to employ the shipyard workers during the Great Depression.
During its first years Ingo sailed with cargo across the Baltic Sea. The Ship is very well-known around the Baltic and Norwegian coasts. From the early 50s Ingo was also involved in Icelandic fishing.
Through the years Ingo also had some alterations in the exterior part, until in 1976 the ship went under renovation in Gothenburg, with the objective of being used for recreation and training.
The foundation Skonaren Ingos Vänner was set up in 1985 in order to run and manage Ingo, putting a lot of effort into restorations and improvements. They’ve been caring for the Ship ever since.
In 2001 the National Museum of Naval History recognised Ingo as very valuable and part of cultural history, and decided to name Ingo “a ship to be preserved”.
On board the Ingo you will sleep in a bunk or hammock. There are 4-person cabins and 2-person cabins, as well as some bunks in the saloon. There are even a couple of hammocks for that authentic traditional sailing experience!
Shipping type: 3-masted schooner
Homeport: Gothenburg (SE)
Date built: 1922
Length: 38 m
Beam: 8 m
Draught: 3 m
Sail: 440 m2
Height of mast: 25 m
Engine capacity: 230 HP