Aron of Svendborg
A beautifully maintained Marstal schooner, Aron of Svendborg was built in 1906 and is still sailing in Denmark today. Offering guests a sheltered traditional sailing experience, island hopping the South Funen archipelago.
Traditional schooner Aron of Svendborg offers hands-on sailing holidays in Denmark. Immerse yourself into life as it would have been some 115 years ago as her crew gives guests the chance to get involved with all aspects of sailing this beautiful traditional wooden boat.
She is owned and skippered by Danish sailing couple Gorm and Helene whose love of traditional sailing is clear to see. They believe that any sailing voyage is “an adventure at your own pace”. Travelling on a sailing ship like Aron is a sustainable choice at a time when climate challenges are having an increasing impact on the experiences we choose. On board Aron, they prioritise ecology, sustainability and local produce wherever possible.
Built in 1906, Aron of Svendborg is a fine example of a traditional Marstal sailing ship with the soft lines and powerful ‘spring curve’ that these schooners were renowned for. Built with solid oak, her flat transom and good sailing characteristics are typical of shipbuilder Lars Jensen Bager of Bager’s shipyard in Marstal.
Both above and below decks, Aron of Svendborg is a beautiful base to have while exploring the islands and coastline of Denmark. She offers private bunk cabins, a spacious saloon area and plenty of space above decks to relax under sail and watch the world go by.
Aron spends her summers sailing in Denmark, discovering the Danish archipelago of South Funen and visiting the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen. She is perfect for those looking for a relaxed, traditional sailing holiday with the opportunity to get involved with sailing such a magnificent vessel under the watchful eye of a professional crew. There is no age limit, either young or old and there is no need for any sailing experience, just a good sense of humour and lust for adventure is a must!
- Number of guest berths : 10
- Number of bathrooms : 1 toilet & shower
- Cabin configuration : 1x 3-berth cabin, 1x saloon bunk, 4x 2-berth cabins
- Smoking policy : on deck only
- Port of Registration : Svendborg, Denmark
- Year built : 1906
- Length overall : 30m / 98.5'
- Draft : 2.6m / 8'5"
- Sail Area : 360SQM
- Number of Sails : 11
- Rig : Two-mast Schooner
- Crew : 2 +guests
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : No
Are all meals included?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and hot drinks are all included.
Are there any added extra's?
There's an honesty bar for soft drinks and beer.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Meat eaters and vegetarians only. Any other dietary requirements will need to bring their own supplies.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 4x twin bunks, 1x single saloon bunk and 1x 3berth cabin. All cabins have their own sink and USB charging ports.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
There is one toilet and shower for guests but showers are mostly taken ashore. The shoreside marina facilities in Denmark are so good, it's almost a shame not to use them!
Is there WIFI?
No but there's plenty of 5G if you need it - otherwise, it's time to disconnect from the modern conforms and reconnect with nature!
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes - there are plenty of USB sockets available in each cabin.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
No - you'll only need lightweight waterproofs. The area is very sheltered so sea spray is rare!
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not. Aron is the perfect boat for gentle sailing while learning the ropes.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but Aron sails in such sheltered waters, it's very rare anyone suffers aboard.
Is bedding included?
All bedding and a towel is included but please bring your own swim towels. Micro-fibres are a great lightweight, quick-drying alternative.
Skippered by Danish couple Gorm and Helene, they grew up in Svendborg so know the area like the back of their hand!Read more
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