Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Wylde Wytse"
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of ship:||Schokker|
|Length (hull):||14.98 m|
|Sail area:||120 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Stahl / Steel|
|Engine:||DAF DD 575|
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Last update: 26 Dec 2010
- 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.
- replica of a Schokker (UK 110), one of the last Dutch ships of this type in the North Sea which was built in 1883.
- owners from Germany sailed her under the name "Rana", before she was sold to the Netherlands in 2008 and renamed the "Wylde Wytse".