Built to full length the Gokstad is 76'6" long,
14'6" in breadth and 6' 6" in height. She had a net cargo capacity of 32 tons.
Details scanned from the building plans for the Gokstad have been published to this
site for those who have an interest in viking ships, viking plans and viking ship models.
These plans are at a scale of 1/20. Additional hobby items, model plans and unusual games will be added in the near future. In addition to the plans (not to scale on this site) I have included an abstract which
is a detailed analysis of the construction methods of this ship with comparative
analyis of previous shipbuilding techniques by the vikings. You will also find
related material on this site as well as outside links to other viking sites.
Particularly noteworthy is the Gaia
Web site. This group, based in Norway, has built and extensively sailed a reproduction of
the Gokstad ship using traditional viking shipbuilding methods. They also offer
excursions on the Gaia.
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