Video: Sailing cargo vessel at anchor, Dunbar UK.
Published: 12th July 2023

De Tukker, a sailing cargo vessel with a rich history, was constructed in 1912 as a coastal trader. After decades of service, it underwent a transformation in the 1980s and became a renowned Dutch sail training vessel, providing valuable opportunities for disadvantaged youth until 2012. In 2022, the ship found a new purpose as part of the EcoClipper fleet. She now embarks on journeys across the North Sea, English Channel, Bay of Biscay, and Baltic Sea, transporting cargo and travellers. With a capacity of up to 70 cubic meters (or 50-70 tonnes) of cargo, De Tukker offers basic accommodation for 12 travellers and a crew of five. Equipped with 310 m2 sail, she continues her storied voyage into the future.

Press Release: Wind transport ready for the next step! 

Press Release: Wind transport ready for the next step! 

Today the sailing freighter “De Tukker” returned from her maiden voyage.This journey started a few weeks ago in Amsterdam and took her through various European ports to Portugal and back to the Netherlands. Along the way, a mixed load was transported in a sustainable manner. The ship is propelled by sails and can therefore sail emission-free, even over long distances.

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