Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Westenwind"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||KUTTER|
|Type of ship:||Schokker|
|Yard:||Van Benthem, Vollenhoven|
|Length (hull):||10.10 m|
|Sail area:||69 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
|Engine:||Mercedes OM 621|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 01 Sep 2000
- hull was built by Van Benthem from Vollenhoven, ship design was made by Van der Kamp
- The Dutch ship type Schokker comes from the island Urk in the Zuidersee. Since the time when the Zuidersee became the Ijsselsea, the island Urk was poldered. the region is called Schokkland. Because Urk is situated in the Northeast of the Zuidersee, and because the predominant Western winds the fishermen needed ships that are very seaworthy and could sail to luff (windward side). The Schokker were used for fishery, in the marine and some of them were pilot's boats.