Progress on the Hawila shipyard

By |2023-06-20T14:16:13+02:0018th of June 2023|

Progress on the Hawila shipyard We have purchased two additional containers and have started to bring our tools and machinery to this new harbour space, which was provided by the municipality of Holbæk earlier this year. One of the containers is insulated and will become our metal workshop, one container will be [...]

We have installed all of Hawila’s beam shelves, bilge stringers and stanchions

By |2023-06-20T14:24:22+02:0016th of June 2023|

We have installed all of Hawila's beam shelves, bilge stringers and stanchions One of the biggest news from the rebuild: we have reached a milestone! With the bilge stringers and beam shelves now installed, as well as all the stanchions and upper frames, we have finished a huge part of the structural [...]

Into calm waters

By |2023-05-09T08:20:26+02:0020th of March 2023|

Into calm waters With the work on the frames above the waterline now completed, the team has been working on the internal vessel structure to ensure structural integrity before the craning operation. The remaining bilge stringers and beam shelves were installed in the last weeks of January and the beginning of February. [...]

Reality check

By |2023-05-09T08:21:00+02:0025th of February 2023|

Reality check The new year came with great energy after we obtained the land for building our future shipyard and craning out the ship, and with this came many ideas, meetings and conversations. At the end of January, the Hawila core team organised a whole planning weekend at our friends in the [...]

A place with many possibilities

By |2023-03-07T20:04:18+02:0024th of January 2023|

A place with many possibilities Those who have been following us for a while know that we have been trying to get Hawila permanently ashore since last summer. This is to make our work on the ship more flexible and independent, but also to give us space for workshops, events and other [...]

Teamwork makes the steam work!

By |2023-03-25T13:31:24+02:0024th of January 2023|

Teamwork makes the steam work! Since returning from the Christmas holidays, we have been focusing on the rest of the work in the stern, meaning finishing the last frames and stanchions. We have also added more bilge stringers to the bow and stern. They are strengthening the inside of the ship more [...]

Bilge stringers are in

By |2023-03-25T13:26:29+02:0030th of October 2022|

Bilge stringers are in This month, after finishing mid-ship framing and beam shelves, the team of German shipwrights left and were replaced by the French team with Ben and Bleuenn, who helped put the forward and mid-ship bilge stringers in. Bilge stringers are large structural timber pieces supporting the inner hull, mid-way [...]

Our galley is out!

By |2022-12-05T17:34:41+02:0030th of September 2022|

Our galley is out Lifting out the galley marks a major milestone here at the refit of Hawila. Many memories are connected to the place where the crew not only shared common meals but also dreams and moments of togetherness. Now, with the galley on land, the work will [...]

Beamshelves, the deck and knees

By |2023-03-25T13:25:33+02:0030th of September 2022|

Beamshelves, the deck and knees   Following the end of our summer break, where many of our volunteers were sailing and working on other projects, work has recommenced with fervour, and already after only a couple of weeks, the ship has changed enormously. With a huge hand from a highly skilled team [...]

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