Since 2007 Fairtransport's mission has been to raise awareness of climate-friendly transportation and to minimize our communal carbon footprint. With our engineless sailing fleet, Tres Hombres and Nordlys, we trade organic and traditionally crafted goods, and ship sustainable cargo overseas by wind power alone.
Our successful fleet has over 12 years' experience in shipping precious goods worldwide. We work with respected producers and merchants: people with courage and eco-friendly vision.
Sail along! Our engineless ships provide an ideal situation for training young and experienced seafarers. Due to the rigors and challenges of sailing cargo, sailors learn a wide range of skills and disciplines that can only be acquired by traditional sail training. Alongside this hands-on learning of marlinspike seamanship, those who are interested are taught the history of sail, the physics of sail theory, and navigation. Completing a full round-trip of at least half a year with Tres Hombres is just as rewarding and adventurous as a European voyage of a couple of days on board the world’s oldest sailing cargo ship Nordlys!Want to sail along?
Our foundation is always working hard to maintain and restore our traditional sailing ships and keep them in working order. Become part of the community and contribute to this sustainable success. Your support for the foundation is very much appreciated!
Current project: Nordlys
At the moment Nordlys, is in great need of a refit! Repairs to the main and lower decks and refitting are taking place in the winter of 2021/22.
Required budget: € 50.000.-Support us now
We’ve been visited by some elegant gulls, a cormorant, a falcon, dolphins and a fin whale. So little wind that we brailed up the main and doused other staysails to protect them and stop the noisy flapping. Rolling smoothly, the crew goes to bed on one side and wakes up on the other side. Very […]
Travelling through infinite sceneries even though they may look the same on the surface. Bizarre images of ships that look like blockhouses… sometimes seeing only their silhouette in the fog or in the middle of the sunset painted in the deepest orange and dark blue of the water. Dolphins playing in the water… jellyfish… glowing […]
Saviez vous qu´en anglais, les bateaux sont genrés au féminin ? Quand j´ai envoyé ma candidature pour naviguer sur le Tres Hombres, j´ai imaginé que j´allais devoir cohabiter avec des hommes pendant plus de trente jours, dans un espace réduit, en pleine mer, sans autre échappatoire que de grimper dans les voiles. Heureusement, en parcourant […]