150 Year Old Restored Ship Equipped with Sensar Marine
Gurine was built in Rosendal, Norway in 1875 and was originally constructed for the solepurpose of navigating the Northern European waters. However, as the years went by, Gurine's state deteriorated and maintenance became overwhelming and difficult, causing Gurine to fall into despair. After spending many years in Sandviken Norway, Gurine's fate changed when a passionate group of individuals took notice of her. In April of 2011, a nonprofit organization Galeas Gurine was founded, to bring Gurine back to her rightful home in Rosendal.
After arriving back at her home port, the mission to breathe new life into the ship began. With a dedication of 50,000 volunteer hours, a staggering investment of over $700,000, and almost a decade of time passing, the restoration project reached its conclusion.
In 2019, the long-awaited moment arrived as Gurine was launched into the sea. In April of the following year, she embarked on her first voyage on the fjord, proudly showcasing the remarkable results of her restoration efforts.
At an impressive length of 72 feet long, Gurine is likely the grandest and most ancient customer of Sensar Marine. She has 2 devices mounted externally. Founder, Paal Kaperdal, spent several hours of his birthday in the bottom of the belly of this ship installing the systems. One system is a standard installation and the other modified to monitor the the fire alarm and generator battery.
Sensar Marine takes immense pride in being a part of this extraordinary restoration journey of Gurine! For more information about Gurine, her restoration, and history check out their website here.