Our projects founders, Lynx and Danielle, went on a special sourcing mission which took them all the way to Haida Gwaii, near Alaska. The reason that they traveled to this northern island was to meet with the people who will source the masts of Ceiba, and to see the forests and trees first-hand.
Misael was introduced to the AstilleroVerde for the first time during our shipyard summit in early May. Since then he has been working with us and got to know the community and the dream that we all share.
Until today our shipwright Fred spent 222 days at the SAILCARGO shipyard. A lot has happened in those days and Fred is sharing some of the experiences that he made here in Costa Rica and how much progress the team achieved in the past month.
Iris has been part of our team back in 2018 and came back once again to join us at our jungle shipyard. She is sharing her experience of coming back and seeing all the changes and the progress that the team achieved during her absence.
Adrien was fascinated how the shipyard is independent of industrial intermediaries and how traditional skills are being saved and passed on. He describes how the ancient technique of framing is fading into obscurity, but this rare process is brought back to life here at SAILCARGO.
From time to time, yardies drive up in the mountains of Monteverde to cut trees. Adrien shares his experience of sleeping on a local coffee farm and of contributing a part to the project through his woodworking.
Beside his poetic facet, Silas is a talented shipwright that spent more than seven months at AstilleroVerde. As one of the leaders in the team, he took a big part in the success of our first milestone: laying Ceiba’s keel.
We care about our environment, the green forests, all of the world’s beautiful landscapes and the deep oceans. Waste on the beach does not only bother us, but all the animals that have to suffer from it. So we decided to clean up a bit.
Artur describes how he came to the shipyard, what building a boat of this size is like for him at this stage of his career and talks about the importance of trading in accordance to the environment to not destroy the earth.
Driving on the streets of Central America can be a real adventure, especially when one is used to the left side being the correct side to drive on. Read everything about Harry’s risky drive from San José to the shipyard and making new friends in unexpected circumstances.
Rainy season means sprouting plants and soaking wet Yardies. During the lofting workshop, rain poured down heavily on Punta Morales, which was quite challenging sometimes. Chris faced the weather and learned how to loft along with other interested attendees.
After almost completing the shipyard infrastructure, the first curves and lines started to shape Ceiba. Shani took part of the lofting workshop led by master shipwright Bert van Baar from the Netherlands and gives insight into the art of drawing a boat.
Joinery in Europe is different from Costa Rica, as Eleanore and Maté experienced. They brought much to the shipyard, but also learning new skills and discovering different ways to use materials is a gift they took with them.
Melle met a lot of people he learned from in ways of consciousness and life experience in his three months in Costa Rica. Our international team shares its experiences with one another and we all benefit from that cultural exchange.
The shipyard AstilleroVerde is built by our handcraft and the material we most care for: wood. Co-Founder Lynx Guimond explains how we manage to set up our infrastructure from sustainably harvested resources.
Traditional vessel’s sailor Adriaan came to the Jungle Shipyard without having an idea of what’s expecting him. He left after a nice time with a fear of missing out onall the great things that are going to happen.
Lucie crossed the atlantic on a Tall Ship and decided to join SAILCARGO afterwards. On the ship, she reached kids to have a different, more reflected sight of the world through sailing and sees the same aim in the project of sailing cargo: to awake environmental consciousness.