Rent the classic M/S Nya Varvet from 1893 – perfect for mingling and transport in Gothenburg's harbor inlet. If you need transport to a party, wedding, kick-off or other activity, a boat trip is the most pleasant mode of transport. On board the boat there is plenty of space for mingling and on nice days you can enjoy the sea air on the boat's two outdoor decks.
If you want to mingle with drinks and snacks, you are welcome to bring your own on board as the boat does not have its own serving permit. Interested in knowing more about Gothenburg's port inlet and history? We are happy to help you book a guide.
M/S Nya Varvet’s History
The boat was built by Järnvägs AB Stockholm-Saltsjön in 1893 and was then called Saltsjöbaden 1. The passenger ship was the very first ferry of its type and appearance. It was built as a passenger ferry and ran in Stockholm between Stadsgården and Karl XII's square.
In 1937 the ferry was sold to Västerås and she was named Elba II. In 1953 she was named Djurgården 7 when Stockholms Ångslups AB acquired her. In 1971, the old steam engine was replaced by a diesel engine when Waxholmsbolaget took her over. Since 2004 she has been part of Stromma's fleet as a sightseeing, mingling, and transport boat.
In 2021, the boat Klara Mälarstrand in Stockholm made its way via the Göta Canal down to Gothenburg and was then named M/S Nya Varvet.