Morgenster

Go to bookings and prices The Morgenster has been sailing as a clipperbrik since 2008 when her restoration was finished. The mission is to preserve a historical heritage of seafaring and to help further develop all the persons on board. Marian and Harry Muter wanted to build a beautiful historical ship, one to pleasantly spend time on and as a bonus they build her as a great sailing vessel. During the Tall Ships Races she can always be found somewhere in the leading group. And also at other races she is a feared competitor. Her rigging was said to be dated since 1840, but she runs very well with it. But what it all comes down to is making friends and having a great time.

One of threir trainees told us:
I’m going to tell my friends how amazing it has been. I will tell them about our visits in the ports of Arendal and Kristansand, about the crew parade, about the climbing of the mast, and of course about the less fortunate weather. They will hear about the nice crew, the other great trainees, the captain and, of course, about us throwing water balloons! Also of our visit at the Norwegian family, the delicious food, our watches, our work, and they are going to hear that I am definitely coming back!”

Accommodation

You have all the space you need at the Morgenster. On the lower deck you can take a breather at the bar or in the spacious seating area. 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.
Morgenster1.jpg morgenster8.jpg Morgenster7.jpg Morgenster6.jpg Morgenster5.jpg Morgenster4.jpg Morgenster3.jpg Morgenster2.jpg morgenster9.jpg morgenster10.jpg Climbing the yards.jpeg Sunny weather.jpeg
    

Specifications

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder, NL
Date built: 1919
Restored: 2008
Crew: 6-10
Capacity: 36 pers.
Daytrips: 90 pers.
Length: 48 m
Beam: 6.64 m
Draught: 2.40 m
Sail: 600 m2
Displacement: 225 ton
Height of mast: 29 m
Engine capacity: 430 HP

History

Carrying the name 'Vrouwe Maria', this brig was put into use in 1919 for the catching of fish in the North Sea. A motor was fitted in 1928 and in 1947 it got extended and re-measured. In 1959 the name changed into Morgenster. Later on the ship served in sport fishing and as 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 can be found sailing the waters of Europe once again.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Bookmark and Share

 

News

Tecla - Race 2 - Log 2

30-07-2014
Changing weather, a race to the waypoint We have had all sorts of weather today! From light winds in the rain, then light winds in the sun, to strong winds and fast moving clouds.

The topsails are down and we are trying to keep the rest of the sails up, just another 46 miles to the waypoint where we will bent more east and can then ease out the sheets.. hopefully by that time, we can set the topsails again as well. The wind has increased to a force 5 from the west, to west south west. We are doing 8,8 knots.

Today we had cleaning day where everybody put their best effort in. This was before the wind increased.. After that we had a birthday cake tried out the different birthday songs from our international group. The Norwegian birthday song involved a little dance, which was very good!

Read more