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Viking Ship Models


We specialize in Museum quality scale Viking ship scale models built from the Gokstad and other Viking ship plans. We can build to suit a variety of size and budget requirements, depending on the model. Understand the these models are built with an exceptionally level of detail required to keep the models authentic..

Captain Magnus Andersen's replica of the Gokstad ship Viking in New York Harbor in 1893.


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Ship Construction Methods Pg. 1

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 2

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 3

Ship Construction Methods Pg. 4

Section Plan View

Profile View

Viking Ship Under Construction

View from Amidships

Gokstad in Museum

Steering Oar

Viking Landing


Nautical Research Guild





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Vikings Beaching Longships in a Raid

Vikings Beaching Longships



The Gokstad ship is 76' 5" (23.33 in.) long, between the extreme points fore and aft. Greatest width is 17' 6" (6.25 m.). The height from the bottom of the keel to the gunnel amidships is 6' 4 4/5" (1.05 m). The ship's side above the waterline amidships is 3' 7 1/2" (1.10 m.), and it draws 33 1/2" (0.85 m.). The weight of the hull fully equipped is estimated at 20.2 metric tons. Art exact copy of the ship had a tonnage of 31.78 registered tons. The ship is built of oak throughout arid consists of keel, stem and stern, ribs with crossbeams and knees, and planking. In addition to this come the special supports for the mast and all outer equipment., rudder, mast and yard with sails and cordage, Moor-boards, oars, anchor, gangway, baler etc.

 Oddly enough, this rendering is quite accurate in the portrayal of the Viking ships ability to 'beach' right up on the shore.

Plans are available for both full size construction, (a half-size replica has also been successfully built), and also for model size replicas. Ordering details are located on the home page. For your convenience the  Gokstad reconstruction image at the upper left corner of every page on this Web site is a hyperlink to the home page.

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