Welcome on board


    17th century ship replica

    About the ship

    About the ship

    17th century ship replica

    Welcome on board Libava sailer, an authentic historic replica of a pleasure yacht of the 17th century. Build after prototypes of shallow-draught Dutch Herren yachts, three centuries ago such vessels made part of almost every royal fleet in Europe.

    Originally based in the seaport of Liepaja (hence the name Libava, an old German for Liepaja), every summer the sailer heads to Jurmala, a popular resort on the shore of Riga Bay. Here throughout the warm season captain Anatoly Molokanov and his crew arrange cruises for everyone who’s fond of sea romance and fresh breeze of the Baltic Sea.



    LIBAVA Historical Sailing Ship Replica
    Maritime Promenade of the 17th Century >>

    Sailing through the centuries


    cconstruction of “Libava” sailer started in May 2007, at the shipyard “Varyag” in Petrozavodsk (Russia). It was launched in September 2008. The ship was built after traditional technologies that were in use three centuries ago. Ship drafts were made based on museum materials, mainly original drawings of Dutch yachts from the archives of the Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, and German historic books. We took Dutch shallow draft herren yachts as a prototype of “Libava”. Such vessels were popular among European aristocracy for pleasure and prestige.

    Maritime Promenade of the 17th Century

    Virtual tour



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    To book the ship call us at +371 26 80 11 96 or +371 29 28 87 89

    Email: libavasail@inbox.lv

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