In 1919, the “Vrouw Maria” was launched at the Boot shipyard in Alphen aan den Rijn. The ship was used for herring fishing on the North Sea. Nine years later she was fitted with an engine and lengthened. In 1959 the ship was named Morgenster (Morning star). Twenty years later she was used for sport fishing and as a broadcasting ship Radio Delmare.

In the 80’s she lay idle for a long time in Amsterdam and that did the ship no good. Almost everything was destroyed by vandals and the water was a meter high in the hold. But in 1993 the ship was given an active destination again as a training ship for sailing. She was thoroughly restored in Urk and Den Helder and in 2008 the Morgenster was back in full service. The Klipper brig was designed and converted by Harry Muter, owner and captain.

The inspiration came from the American brigs, which were fast, manoeuvrable and independent, and made an important contribution to the independence of the United States.

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

The thrill of real sailing with a square-rigged clipper brig breeds team spirit, promotes smooth cooperation and trains functional leadership. The ship is used for various schools such as the nautical college or the school of Midshipmen (student officers) of the Royal Dutch Navy.

EigenaarM. en H. MuterLandThe NetherlandsBoottypeBrickThuishavenDen HelderLengte39.00/48.00mBreedte6.60mDiepgang2.40mEditie2022Linkzeilbrik.orgNummer99