Dragon, galleon of 17th-century (replica)

Between Gdansk and Gdynia runs a tourist ship, stylized as a real sailing ship of the Hanseatic era.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

The historic sailboat is based on the hull of an old port tug that was given a second life in 2006. Surprisingly, this floating prop has seaworthiness not worse than its medieval prototypes. Dragon can go to the open sea even in winter.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

The ship is decorated with many wooden sculptures and carved elements. Of course, the real Galleons of The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not have so many architectural excesses - they were in fact well-armed merchant ships.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

The figure under the bowsprit depicts the scene of the mythical hero's fight with the dragon.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

Guests can enjoy a restaurant and bar on board.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

The vessel has a length of 45m and a width of 8.2m and can accommodate two hundred passengers.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia

Dragon is owned by the company Galeony, the fleet of which has several other old-style vessels that perform tourist flights along the coast of Pomerania: Gdansk, Westerplatte, Gdynia, Ustka, Leba, Darłowo, Międzyzdroje.

Dragon galleon, Gdynia