Founded in 1867 by Jørgen Ring-Andersen, J. Ring-Andersen Skibsværft is one of the oldest wooden shipyards in Denmark. Over many years the yard has built almost 200 wooden ships, most of which are still sailing with grace today.

Ship names such as 'Lilla Dan', 'Helge', 'Activ', 'Seute Deern' and 'Carene Star' are recognised by many and characterized as classical examples of good shipbuilding. During the yard’s early years iron ships were built as well, but in order to maintain the best wooden ship traditions, the yard gradually began to concentrate solely on wooden shipbuilding and moved steal shipbuilding to a new iron shipyard, also located on Frederiksø with part of the family as co-founder.

The iron shipyard along with others was not able to keep up with world competition. But J. Ring-Andersen Skibsværft has managed, due to the art of using the good old virtues of both building and restoration work together with committed customer care, in order to survive year after year. Adaptation to the times in which one lives is the keyword to continuously being able to exist in a world of constant change – as this yard’s continuous existence shows.