La Bohème: Historic 1913 Schooner

Dr Jennifer Gidley is owner of the 108-year-old Swedish Schooner, La Bohème.

Historic 1913 Schooner, La Bohème, is a 34 metre classic Swedish schooner.

At over 100 years old she is one of a handful of large classic wooden ships still sailing today. She is a remarkable piece of history sailing into uncertain futures and flying in the face of our “throw-away” society.

Built of solid oak and durable Nordic pine she has the strength and stability of an old Baltic trader – for that is what she was. But with her white hull, cream sails and oiled brightwork she is an elegant icon of sustainability.