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Morgenster

History

Launched in 1919 as the Vrouwe Maria, the Morgenster was built as a fishing vessel. Before she was extended in 1947, she got her first engine built in, in 1929. In 1959 her name was changesd into Morgenster (the 'morning star'). Among her many different jobs were a few years as sport fishing vessel and a radio ship for Radio Del Mare. In 1993 Harry Muter bought the vessel to rebuild it into a Sail Training Ship. In 2008 the ship was re-launched as a clipperbrik, with a rigging very well suited for a sail training ship, but also for speed.

Ship

Stop and Stare. This is what Marian and Harry Muter – the owners – had in mind, when people would look upon the Morgenster. And they succeeded. As a result, the Morgenster is a stunning and elegant Ship and a fast sailor, too. You will find her competing in the Tall Ships Races every year.

The Morgenster’s mission is to preserve the heritage of the great ships of yesteryear. To that end she provides an excellent environment for learning about seamanship. As a Windseeker you will work together with, and be part of, a team of real sailors who give their every effort to preserving the historical heritage of seafaring.

On board Windseekers learn to sail a square rigger while practicing teamwork skills. Step on board for a great time. Learn about sailing. Make new friends. Step on board for an experience of a lifetime!

In 2008 the Ship was launched, following an intensive restoration. Although almost 100 years old, she now boasts all of the modern safety features and provides comfortable accommodation. Sailing on the Ship, with her Sail Training program, ensures personal development and growth for anyone willing to learn and to develop themselves. Sailing on the Morgenster is not just a vacation – it’s an adventure!

Accommodation

On the lower deck of the Morgenster you can take a breather at the bar or in the spacious seating area. All around the living area you will find nautical details that are educational as well as beautiful. With the knot boards as example, you will soon learn enough to make yourself useful on deck. This vessel can hold up to 36 trainees, divided in four-person and three-person cabins. There are also eight comfortable hammocks to really experience being on a ship to the fullest.

Specifications

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Restored: 2010
Capacity: 35
Length: 48m
Beam: 6,6m
Draught: 2,4m
Sail: 600m2
Height of mast: 29m
Engine capacity: 430 HP

JOURNEYS WITH THIS SHIP

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