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.
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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.
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Log Tecla 16 April 2014 - Back on the North side of the world -

(may the toilet water always flush the same way)
After more then a year of sailing on the Southern Hemespere, we have ( today at 14:00 board time) crossed the equator back onto the North side of the world. Things should be getting back to normal pretty soon... no more toilet flushing the opposite direction, no more weather systems turning the other way, no more upside down or backwards compass reading (rest assure only the weather system actually happened). But most off all, the end off our southern adventure. Already a little homesick we thought back about Brazil today and Australia and New Zealand are once more on the other side off the world, which makes them pretty far away again...


But we went out with a blast! Last night we had a Lunar Eclips! Without knowing it I was staring at the (what I thought was a) full moon and all of a sudden I saw a piece off the top was missing around

3 in the morning... And by 4 o clock the full moon was covered in shade, such an amazing sight!! In the old days the sailors did not know what to make of the lunar eclips, and what you do not understand,

can not possibly be anything good, so it must be an omen off something bad.. Lucky for us it was not.. although we lost the wind and truely ended up in the Doldrums, we made our way further in under engine and where blessed with a visit of Neptune, just before the equator... Our new, fresh of the maritime academy in Enkhuizen, new to ocean sailing, Pollywog Tony - had to be entered and welcomed into the domain of Neptune as a Shellback with a worthy name.. Tony got his assignment, underwent the ceremony and came out as - Tony "dog tooth" Tuna.


Neptune left, we crossed the equator, went for a swim on the equator and then left again under engine. Now with sails as support, there is a little bit off wind again, but not enough to sail. We are surrounded by showers, hopefully the morning will give us a beautiful sight of the island Soa Pedro e Soa Paolo and some wind.

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