Vessels that have been fully
restored by the Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter include the 76 ft galley
(ketch) Svanhild, the 168 ft paddle steamer Skibladner, the 60 ft
Møre Cutter (fishing smack) Heland, the 45 ft sloop Brødrene and
the 48 ft Hardanger Cutter (fishing smack) Vikingen. Some major and
minor restoration work have also been carried out on vessels such
as the 102 ft schooner Svanen the coastal passenger vessels Atløy
and Midthordland, the fishing smack Hindholmen and the tourist
In 2016 we compleeded
building and rigging a replica of a vessel-type
called "bankskøyte". We are also doing work on "Fremad
II" and "Arnafjord".
The shipyard covers a total
area of approximately 8,500 square metres. The shipyard houses four
good workshops totalling 550 square metres, a slipway for vessels
up to 90 feet and two quays totalling 65 running metres. It also
has a materials warehouse, a blacksmith's workshop, a
ropewalk and a documentation centre.
HFS is an approved training
organisation, always putting great emphasis on wooden boat-building
apprenticeships. The boatyard is probably the largest
apprenticeship organisation in Norway in this specialised
field. Approximately 50 apprentices have served their time at
HFS since operations started.