History of the boat
Ferryman is a traditional wooden boat crafted in 1983 in Kylada shipyards, which is located at Peloponnese. This type of boat in Greek is called “trehantiri”. Trehantiri is the most common type of boat in the Aegean and now is used mainly as a fishing boat. Its main characteristic is the curved fore post of the bow, which sometimes approaches quadrant of the circle. Its name comes from the word “trohanthra” , which is refered to byzantine texts of the 10th century, and means “stern post”.
Ferryman was also a fishing boat unti1990 and then it was used as a sailing boat for private cruises. In 2015 it was fully rebuilt and started cruises for entertainment purposes in Agios Nikolaos, Crete.
In 2019 the boat became the official member of the Manos Cruises Company, which is located at the Venetian Old Port of Chania, Crete.
- Length: 12.10 meters (39 feet)
- Breadth: 4.5 meters (14 feet)
- Draft: 1.30 meters (4 feet)
- Two Wooden Sails
- Wooden Hull
- Mercedes Engine (E352) 90 BHP
- Speed: 10 knots – cruise speed : 7 knots
- Fuel Capacity : 1 ton
- Water Capacity : 500 lt
- Capacity : 50 people
All aboard the “ferryman” , a traditional greek wooden boat!