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HomeWatergeus • Water supply fleet

Water Supply fleet (Schipverhuur BV, Terneuzen)

On 23th July 2006 I visited Terneuzen and especially the old water supply company that owned my boat from 1990 till 2002. There are still three boats moored there, the Olivier, Viking and Schelde. People in the are told me the company was planning to stop quickly.


Water supply vessel Olivier


The Viking is built in 1939 by De Hoop BV in Hardinxveld for the Olie Handelsweg NV from Rotterdam. She was powered by a Rennes diesel engine 80hp. She is 31,47 meters long, 5,45 meters width and has a displacement of 172 tons.

Water supply vessel Viking

In 1972 she was sold to Delfstor BV, Delfzijl. That same year she switched owners and became part of C.H. Wildeman of Delfzijl. In 1974 she was again sold, now to J.M. de Doelder from Terneuzen, who sold her in 1992 to the Terneuzen Watersupply Service, also based in Terneuzen.

She is now powered with a Volvo 220hp engine. Her Europe N° is 2306326.


Water supply vessel Schelde

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