In our previous post, we started our tour of the four Agapi cities in Stockholm. Today we head west to see what the waters of Gothenburg hold in store.
Långedrag, Gothenburg, Sweden
Like any proud native of Gothenburg, Marcus Lindholm will tell you that the west coast is the best coast. As a matter of policy, we refuse to play favourites, but we do have to admit Marcus makes a pretty good case for it. Picturesque villages tucked into the smooth rock coastline, uninhabited islands, secluded bathing spots, fantastic seafood, and lingering golden sunsets all the way to the horizon. And the Agapi Center in the iconic west coast harbour of Långedrag is the perfect springboard for all that and more.
For city people, the logistics and cost of owning a boat, combined with the short boating season and demands of work, have long been a barrier. Too much cost for too little boating and no time to spare for all the duties and chores. Agapi Club changes all that, and now offers Gothenburg residents easy access to the sprawling west coast archipelago, extending the season several months and reducing the duties to almost zero.
Now demanding boaters and urban explorers can reach the vibrant port of Marstrand in less than one hour, but their memories of long Swedish summer nights will last a lifetime. From Långedrag , make a day trip to Vinga’s historic lighthouse – the most westerly part of the Swedish coast or cross the invisible border to Denmark to visit Læsø and famous Skagen. All this is in easy reach thanks to the performance of the Agapi boats.
Agapi Club Gothenburg is the perfect starting point for some of the most relaxing day trips and overnighters in Sweden. It’s also a great launchpad for lunch. For those who want to try classic Gothenburg cuisine, Marcus recommends Knarrholmens Restaurang – only 10 minutes from the Agapi dock. It’s perfect for a day-time treat. Or try Salt och Sill – a little further afield – for the best of the west coast’s famous seafood.
Boating culture runs deep in Gothenburg, so it’s exciting for Agapi to be in partnership with the GKSS (the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club), which this year will use Agapi boats for marshalling duties in the Volvo Ocean Race, as the sailors come in after battling the North Sea swells. We also have a partnership with the Sea Sport Academy for courses and training.
Gothenburg enjoys a long season, from April until late November. For city folks, it’s tough to even get a berth at the marinas, but if they sign up with Agapi Club, they can literally get onboard and cruising within an hour, then enjoy a full year of some of the world’s best boating.
Agapi Center Långedrag
Tallattagatan 22, Göteborg
Tel: +46 705 20 49 28