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Any Questions?

Recently, Jorne Langelaan took part in a webinar by KNVTS. There were some common questions which have been answered here for you to peruse!

An Ancient Green Technology Reborn.

The old way of sailing ironically has a huge technological advantage over its modern counterpart. It does not emit any harmful fumes and only uses natural elements for propulsion.

The Rise and Decline (and New Rise) of Clippers

The Rise and Decline (and New Rise) of Clippers. – Clippers were used to transport cargo that was especially valuable and perishable, such as tea and silk, or for other reasons required fast transportation, such as human passengers during the gold rush.

A step forward – the EcoClipper500 prototype half-hull model

We at EcoClipper officially received the half-hull model of the EcoClipper 500 prototype. Our half hull model was crafted by ship carpenter Leo Boogerd, in cooperation with Bert van Baar of the Bootbouw school and Marijke de Jong, a specialist in square-rigging and yacht design.

Wind Propulsion

In an age of bigger cars, bigger planes, bigger ships, why would anyone consider the thought of shipping cargo on a smaller, slower, sail powered vessel?

Windkracht

Waarom zou iemand in een tijd van steeds grotere auto’s, grotere vliegtuigen en grotere schepen overwegen om vracht te vervoeren met een kleiner en trager zeilschip?

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Scrubbers: sweeping emissions under the carpet.

Scrubbers: sweeping emissions under the carpet.

By redirecting our pollution from the atmosphere to the sea we are giving ourselves clearer air to breathe, but poisoning the life that makes that air breathable. We have already seen a rise in the acidification of the oceans, caused by the burden of our emissions.

Cold Weather, Warm Welcomes- and Gezellig

Cold Weather, Warm Welcomes- and Gezellig

De Tukker has settled in to her winter home in Den Helder, and her team of volunteers are working hard on the winter refit- doing essential steel work and installing new plumbing and electrics, repainting, and refitting floors. In the office, our first season of cargo sailing is being planned.

Under sail again – De Tukker

Under sail again – De Tukker

After seven months of refit at Talsma shipyard (NL) "de Tukker" has set sail again! She sailed from Harlingen to the Museum harbour Willemsoord, Den Helder (NL) at the 12th of November 2022. De Tukker will stay at the Museum Harbour Willemsoord until the entire refit...

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