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A working vessel built in 1912, Soon to be sailing the north Sea again…

De Tukker was built in 1912 and worked for many years as a coastal trader. In the 1980’s it became a Dutch sail training vessel, well-known for its work with disadvantaged youth until 2012. In 2022 she joined the EcoClipper fleet and will sail cargo and passengers across the North Sea again.

The ship has a barge shaped hull and will be able to carry about 60 cubic meters, or an equivalent of 50-70 tonnes, of cargo. It will also have accommodation for up to 12 paying passengers.


Type  Schoeneraak
Length overal 40 m.
Width 5.5 m.
Draft 1.5 / 2.6 m.
Cargo capacity 70 tonnes
On board 12 trainees, 5 crew
Total Sail Area 310 m²


North sea route

North Sea is an area of enormous trade and passenger activity.


Amsterdam – Netherlands

Rotterdam – Netherlands

London – UK

Hull – UK

Antwerp – Belgium

sailing schedule coming soon…


Why does De Tukker have an engine?

Why does De Tukker have an engine?

Read about the reasons De Tukker, EcoClipper’s latest vessel, has kept it’s engine and watch a discussion about engineless sailing.

The latest from De Tukker!

The refit crew had some wood brought in last month which was treated and will be used in the cargo hold as decking.  The masts & spars have been sanded and varnished and the carpenter is finishing off the repairs. The new refit crew arrived, who are in charge of...

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Interview: Gerbrand Schutte – Previous Captain of De Tukker

Sailing ships have long lives. They pass to different people, different generations, all with refreshing ideas on how to continue the ship’s legacy. De Tukker, EcoClipper’s first retrofit vessel, is no exception. Built in 1912, the ship started as a cargo vessel and...

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