By the spring of 1982 Vega lay abandoned in deplorable condition alongside a quay in Stockholm. With what remained of her rigging in tatters and half full of water she desperately needed a miracle to save her.
History – Historic Vessel Vega
History – Historic vessel Vega, built in 1892 by Ola Nerhus at his boat yard in Olve, Norway. Since 2004 Vega takes free school and medical supplies to remote islands.
The partnership between Nerhus and Carlsson benefitted both until 1904-5 when the Union of Sweden and Norway dissolved.
Several reputable Swedish sources are quite adamant Alfred Olsson built Vega in his yard at Bergkvara for Johan Carlsson, of Degerhamn between 1908-09.
Outstanding among Norwegian ships of the time were those of Ola H. Nerhus who designed the finest jakts on Hardanger fiord, a place where the tradition of building strong swift sailing vessels was first established in the late 1400’s.
General manager of JOTUN Indonesia establishes contact with great grandson of the man who built Vega.
When we purchased historic vessel Vega in 2001 she came to us without a history so, we began searching. The image above shows Vega, 2002, in Ilha de Moçambique.