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.
The open ship event will take place the 29th of October 2022 at Talsma Shipyard in Franeker, Netherlands.