Steamer “Katharina” is a typical Nordic coastal passenger vessel, built in 1964 in Ulstein Mekaniske Verksted, Ulsteinsvik, Norway. Such kind of ships were busy once serving the routes along Scandinavian coastline. The shipyard was established in 1917 already and continues in shipbuilding.
Sunlines CC is a family-run business managed by Herkki and Ave. Captain Herkki has been sailing on deep seas, been involved in off-shore racing and has completed a Round-the-Cape-Horn passage under sail, just as in old glorious windjammer days, being among few sailors in modern world decorated with the honor of wearing a Golden ear-ring. Ave is taking the full load of being simultaneously the First Mate and looking over the Galley.