TODOS POR LA MAR
This 2023, ALNITAK begins a new great adventure: Toftevaag’s journey home, to her natal Fjord in Norway. This voyage will be a true “Journey to Ithaca”: another way of life, taking it slow, enjoying every breath we take and every harbour we discover along the way.
Our aim is to rebel against the fast-paced modern world and take as long as possible, enjoying the present and truly reconnecting with the essence of Life, rediscovering a daily existence that does not harm our planet. Dare to hop on board for the adventure?
This page will chronicle Toftevaag’s adventure, after 32 years of scientific monitoring in the Mediterranean.
Toftevaag’s story – thus far
Toftevaag, built by Lars Olai Sjo, begins fishing herring in the North Sea
During WWII Toftevaag was used to carry pilots to an airfield around the North Cape
Toftevaag gets her first engine, a 60 HP Grenaa semi diesel which is currently in a museum ___.
“Rescued” and re-purposed
ALNITAK founders Ric and Ana find Toftevaag in the shipyard of Risör, searching for their dream ship to begin their small grassroots conservation non-profit.
ALNITAK kicks off their first ever expedition.
Sunk and re-floated
Never leave your ship in the wrong hands. We learned this the hard way when Toftevaag sunk in the harbour of Menorca, and needed re-floating and restoring
A new horizon
Toftevaag sets sail on her next great adventure: returning to Halsnöy in Norway