MS Märta is a 16 ton steel hulled boat, 11 metres long and 3.6 metres deep, capable of carrying up to 12 passengers in addition to the crew. We always take something to drink and eat with us, and there’s a toilet on board. Life jackets and weather proof clothing are also kept on board and if the weather is really bad there’s room in the cockpit for all. Please bring comfortable footwear – preferably boots, and a warm hat and gloves or mittens with you.
Safety is paramount and the skipper will make a decision on a case by case basis, putting guests’ welfare first, if the trip will go ahead. The fjords our mussels grow in are quite sheltered so the weather is generally not an issue, as the waves aren’t usually big enough to cause a problem. The tour will probably be cancelled if the weather is stormy or there’s a thunderstorm. Naturally the boat carries all the necessary safety equipment and a thorough inspection is made before every departure. The trip lasts about 4-5 hours. The journey can be shorter depending on content, and location of mussel farm, and can be made longer if you wish to add other activities to the event.
A substantial fisherman’s sandwich, coffee, tea water or soft drink is normally included in the price. This can of course be added to depending on the time and the group’s own requirements.
The mussels are usually prepared when we have landed back at Lyckorna, on the large cooking area in the Mussel Bar. Alternatively, depending on the size of the group and where we have set out from, we can go ashore on a beach to make food, or cook the mussels on board the boat.
If you have any allergies or want to eat something other than mussels we can sort an alternative if you let us know in advance.
ABOUT M/S MÄRTA
Length: 10.60 m
Width: 3.6 m
Weight: 16 ton
Diesel tank: 1400 litres
Water tank: 400 litres
Septic tank: 70 litres
Motor: Penta D7
Bow thruster: Sleipner 13 hp
Nautical charts, plotter, echo sounder, VHF, navigation lights, work lights
Life jackets, survival suits, rainwear, life belts, fire extinguishers, first aid, flares, anchor
Hiab 027 crane with capstan winch, line hauler, bilge pump, deck lighting
Flush toilet, sleeping hammocks, Calor gas stove