In 1919 the “Vrouw Maria” was launched at the boat yard of the Boot company in Alphen aan den Rijn. The ship was used for herring fishing in the North Sea. Nine years later she got a bike and was renewed. In 1959 the ship was named Morgenster. Twenty years later she served in sport fishing and as a radio ship Radio Delmare.

In the 1980s she lay still for a long time in Amsterdam and that did not do the ship any good. Almost everything had been destroyed by vandals and the water was one meter high in the hold. But in 1993 the ship got an active destination again as a training ship for sailing. She was thoroughly restored in Urk and Den Helder and from 2008 the Morgenster was fully operational again. The Klipper brig was designed and converted by owner and captain Harry Muter.

The inspiration came from the American brigands, who quickly, agile and independent, made an important contribution to the independence of the United States.

The Morgenster is now a thoroughbred sailing training ship. The many sails with their halyards, sheets and braces make working together as a team a natural necessity.

Thanks to the thrill of real sailing with a square-rigged clipper brig, team spirit is cultivated, smooth cooperation is promoted and functional leadership is trained. The ship is used for various schools such as the nautical school or the school of midshipmen (apprentice officers) in the Royal Dutch Navy.

In 2008 the Morgenster came into service at Frisian Sailing Company. The square-rigged Morgenster is a traditional sailing ship with authentic details and contemporary luxury. The nearly 50 meter long sailing brig has very good sailing characteristics. Even with little wind, the Morgenster tackles well and is also easy to maneuver. Fast, agile and independent!

Harry Muter
The Netherlands
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