The basic facts: The Seladon is a 60-foot, two-masted cutter that we rebuilt on our own. She sleeps up to 12 passengers but can take as many as 35 on a day trip. She features two bathrooms, running water, and a full-service galley. Despite her modern conveniences and state of the art safety equipment, her heart and soul belong to a previous century. You won’t find many nylon ropes or chrome cranks anywhere on the Seladon – sailing her requires the grit and skill of another time.

The Seladon was built in Hardanger, Norway in 1937. Based on an English design from the 1800s, cutters like the Seladon were once common throughout the Norwegian coast, where she served for many years as a fishing vessel. We found her in 1980, and carefully restored and refitted her. This was a demanding process that took 13 years of our lives. It was well worth it.

In the 30 years we have worked on the Seladon we have taken thousands of clients on voyages too numerous to name; Sailing to Lofoten in 6 weeks with 6 groups; sailing across the North Sea to the Faroe Islands, Shetland and the Orkneys to meet the descendants of Norwegian settlers that left a thousand years ago…

 Contact Us

To learn more about the Seladon, rates or to book a tour, contact Einar Matre at einmat@online.no and tlf. 90894857, If we don’t get back to you right away, it is because we are at sea; we will reply as soon as we can.


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