If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, have an experience like no other and travel from A to B sustainably, then this is the Ship for you!
De Tukker is a sustainable sailing cargo ship that offers a unique travel experience without emissions. There's a high chance that during your journey the Ship's cargo hold will be filled with a variety of delightful products like olive oil, wine, cheese, and other goods. The vessel operates on the North Sea, Baltic, English channel, Irish sea and Bay of Biscay.
In addition to enjoying the stunning scenery and the rocking of the ship, you can also work with the crew, experience the elements and learn navigation skills. A perfect way to combine adventure and sustainability in a unique and memorable way!
De Tukker sails with 5 crew members and 12 trainees.
With the Ship's mission being sustainability, and having limited refrigeration on board, the meals are standard vegetarian. If you really like meat or fish please let us know at booking. Other diets at request - let us know early so that we can check with the cook if your requirements can be fulfilled.
De Tukker was built in 1912 and worked for many years as a coastal trader. In the 1980’s she became a Dutch sail training vessel, well-known for her work with disadvantaged youth until 2012. In 2022 she joined the EcoClipper fleet and will sail cargo and passengers across the North Sea again.
The Ship has a barge shaped hull and will be able to carry about 70 cubic meters, or an equivalent of 50-70 tonnes, of cargo.
On board De Tukker you will be accommodated in the foc’sle. The name foc’sle is an abbreviation of fore castle, coming from the castle-like foredeck of the medieval trading ships. Now, this foc’sle has not changed much since the heydays of sail. Traditionally, this is the place where able bodied and ordinary sailors are housed.
It is a cosy cabin below deck, in between the forward cargo bulkhead and the collision bulkhead, which can be reached by a small ladder going down a hatch on the foredeck. In the centre of the space, built against the foundation of the main mast, there is a wooden table with benches. On the walls there are twelve bunkbeds in tiers of two and three. In the rear part of the foc’sle are doors to the toilet and shower, which are operated by manual pumps.
Next to the accommodation forward, there is a small rustic galley on the main deck forward of the mizzen mast. This is the heart of the ship where the cook has her/his domain, trainees are welcomed to join in for a coffee, use a meal on the small settee or give the cook a hand with preparing the food. Finally, reachable from the quarterdeck, the chartroom also has its seating corner which is a good resting place after working the lines and sails.
Shipping type: Schoeneraak
Date built: 1912
Capacity: 12 trainees, 5 crew
Length: 40 m
Beam: 5,5 m
Draught: 2.6 m
Sail: 310 m2
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