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
It’s noon on Friday, the 22nd of January and the Tres Hombres rolls gently at anchor in Carlisle Bay, just off Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. It’s a typical Caribbean scene with white sandy beaches, palm trees, blue skies, azure seas and yachts bobbing at anchor. However, this year everything is different, it is just […]
You find yourself outside of the intercontinental human communications and information network when you are at anchor for a few days without internet. But life goes on, and how! A short impression of a disconnected time aboard in vicinity of Barbados: (not allowed to touch the land ) Wake up at 0530, heave anchor, receive […]
It’s around lunch time, the Tres Hombres is moored in the marina at Le Marin, Martinique. We have just crossed the Atlantic ocean, and here we are unloading wine we have brought from France, and some empty barrels to be filled with rum. My job for the morning was the ship’s laundry, and I have […]