Small Ships

Kapitan Borchardt


The vessel was constructed as an oceanic cargo ship in 1918 in the Netherlands, named Nora. Over the years she was frequently renamed and by the time she arrived at the Polish coast she was called Najaden. In 1934 she was involved in a crash on the River Thames with a Dutch offshore motor ship called Pinguin. As a result, the vessel lost her original clipper bow. Over the period of the Second World War the Ship served on the Baltic Sea in Kriegsmarine as a training ship for U-Boot school located in Gdynia. During German evacuation operation on the Baltic Sea in 1945 the ship was towed to Travemunde.
In 1989, Stockholm became the home port of the vessel. Here it was reconstructed to use for charter passenger voyages on the Baltic. In August 2011 the Ship was handed over to Polish sailors and started sailing under the Polish flag. A few months later in Gdansk she was christened as Kapitan Borchardt.


This sail training vessel is a three-masted gaff-rigged schooner. Learn how to sail this big Ship together. Climb the mast. Be the helmsmen. Trim the sails. All together with your fellow trainees. The Kapitan Borchardt has comfortable accommodation, such as with 3 and 4 person cabins.


The Ship takes up to 33 trainees to be accommodated in three- or four person cabins. Each cabin has an adjoining bathroom and air-conditioning system.


Shipping type: Three-masted gaff-rigged schooner
Homeport: Gdansk
Date built: 1918
Restored: 1989
Capacity: 43
Length: 33,91m
Beam: 7,02m
Draught: 3,2m
Sail: 600m2
Height of mast: 27 m
Engine capacity: Caterpilar 3406B, 350 hp