M/S Vestkysten

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Thanks to my profession I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the 70 year old danish costal vessel M/S Vestkysten, at Simrishamn Shipyard in Sweeden.

It was built in 1945 for the danish ministry of fisheries and spent most part of its life as an inspection vessel. Before it was towed to Simrishamn in Sweeden it had been used as a house boat, anchored in the waters behind Christians Havn in Copenhagen. 

The yard had already begun plucking away the old machinery in the belly of the vessel, with the first major step being the removal of the large 8 cylinder diesel engine from the 1980's (originally it had been fitted with a 6 cylinder diesel).

Upcycling is everywhere, even when it comes to costal vessels, and the future for this particular vessel looks very bright as it is going to be turned into a luxury yacht / diving vessel. Personally I couldn't think of a cooler retirement plan for an old workhorse like the M/S Vestkysten.

Enjoy the images. :)


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