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Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir started the navigation on 15th of May 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine

Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir started the navigation on 15th of May 2013 and will make sail expedition to Ochakiv

On 15th of May 2013 on Dnieper river in Kiev in Ukraine the unique Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir that was making during 12 years started the expedition down Dnieper river to Trypillia.

The boat is a reconstruction of the battle ship of Kievan Rus of IX-XI centuries the similar to Scandinavian battle drakkar-ship.

Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir - the only one in the world is unique, right on naval architecture and fully scientifically-based reconstruction of the ancient craft.

When creating Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir used only natural materials: the ship is 90% of the pine wood also used oak and linden. All units of ship stitched by medieval technology. It is based on the original drawings were taken. Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir is "River-Sea" class and 12 meters long, 3,5 meters wide, 1,9 meters depth. The boat is equipped with sail and paddles up to 10 paddlers. Mast height - 12 meters. Sail area is 36 square meters. The total capacity of crew transportation - up to 20 people.

The expedition will conduct a final check of Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir, testing the driving performance, durability and other characteristics during the passage of boat on the Dnieper river from Kiev to Tripillya settlement. It was a historic waterway that connected at times of Kievan Rus (IX-XII century) Kiev with the southern border outposts.

Upon completion of the expedition reconstructed Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir will be installed on Kievan Rus Park Museum - Centre for Culture and History of Ancient Kievan Rus.

Organizers of Reconstraction and Expedition of Boat-Drakkar Prince Vladimir in Ukraine

Kievan Rus Park Museum
Dnieper River
Kiev, Ukraine

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