Launched in 1916 under the name Jannetje Magaretha, the Gallant was built for the fishing industry. She was built in the shipyard of the brothers Figee in Vlaardingen who were considered to have built a few of the fastest hulls around in their time. The Gallant sailed as a herring logger on the North Sea. After that the Ship was sold to Denmark and from then on she was put into service as a cargo ship. In 1987 it returned under Dutch flag and was completely restored to accommodate trainee and work experience projects for Amsterdam youth.
A fast logger; the Gallant was completely restored to serve the purpose as Sail Training Ship, built by and for youngsters to experience the sea. These days the Gallant sails the North-European waters, among which the English channel, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. This fast logger is present at many sailing events, like the l’Armada’s in Brest, Sail Douarnenez and Sail Amsterdam. Every year the Gallant competes in several races where she is a strong competitor.
What used to be a fishing hold is turned into a pleasant living area on the lower deck, with large tables, couches and a specious, seaworthy galley. The vessel can accommodate 19 people in two-person to four-person cabins. The showers (2) and lavatories are communal. Bring your own sleeping bag and bedding.
|Height of mast:||27,75m|
|Engine capacity:||Daf, 270 PK|