Built in Norway in 1897, Wyvern is a Gaff Ketch, whose name from mythology means ' and awe-inspiring dragon.' With a homeport of Stavanger, Norway, this Class B ship has had several name changes over the years, starting as Wyvern before being renamed Tatjana and Havfruen III before reverting back to the original name in 1970.

With a white, teak hull measuring 18.20 metres from the overall length of 23.45 metres including the bowsprit, and a tonnage of 42.84, the vessel carries a sail number of TSN 566. Wyvern has a main mast height of 24 metres and a total of approximately 2720 ft2 of sail. The ship can carry 6 crew and 6 trainees.