The Ship

HMS Gåssten is a magnificent, historical oak hulled ship that has been transformed into a beautiful, comfortable adventure boat. She began life in 1973 as a Swedish naval minesweeper, officially known as M31. One of the last wooden-hulled warships, she patrolled the Baltic and Gulf of Bothnia for 26 years, clearing second world war ordnance and mines from the cold war’s aquatic frontline. Her solid oak hull was intended to ward off magnetic mines.


  • Length24 metres
  • Beam6.2 metres
  • Draft3.5 metres
  • Weight140 tonnes
  • Built1973
  • Refurbished2019
  • Engines1
  • Cruising speed5–10 knots
  • FuelBio diesel

The thoughtful refurbishment of the boat remodeled the officers’ quarters into a configuration of well-appointed, hand crafted guest cabins, each has its own wet shower room. Many of the boat’s original naval features such as the original exposed oak beams and solid brass fittings, have been retained. All cabins have bedside lights, USB sockets and UK plug sockets. All the on board toiletries are locally sourced, ocean & ecofriendly.

On Board

Put down your tablet & pick up a book. Play cards or a board game around the saloon table. Comfy beds await, dressed in fresh linen and laden with Nordic textiles. Locally made, ocean friendly toiletries are there for your use in all the shower rooms.

Fishing rods, crab & lobster pots, paddleboards are all available for guest use. Grab a pair of our binoculars to view the diverse wildlife and scenery.

All the plug sockets on board are UK style with USB ports.


• 2 double ensuite beds.
• 1 double bed with single pullman above and dedicated shower room.
• 1 twin bunk ensuite.

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