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The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen', the Friese maatkast Tordino and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
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MS Tordino
The Tordino is a Friese Maatkast built in 1922. She is being converted into a floating museum.
 
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The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts. She was sold in 2016 and is now a houseboat in Zaandam.
 
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Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She was converted into a classic looking yacht.
 
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I spent most of my time in or around boats. Read what I'm doing!
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The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
 
HomeLiving Afloat: The life of a boat lover (What's New!)

Living Afloat: The life of a boat lover

This page is telling the regular visitor what new information is added to the website of Living Afloat and my projects. Since I'm working on several vessels, I'm changing this page more into a blog. Updates are being posted whenever I have time. Sometimes you will see many updates, on other occasions you will have to come back next week....

If you have questions or you would like me to join to see a barge or a yacht in Belgium or the Netherlands, contact me!

23rd April 2017

Found some time again to update this site. A lot of things happened, mainly aboard the Tordino. I'm updating the older pages by adding more pictures and information.

16th April 2017

There is a historical shipyard in Vreeswijk. Partly a museum and partyly an active yard for historical vessels. Very fascinating. Even nicer is the harbour full of older ships, all maintained as it should be.

7th April 2017

Just an evening picture. It is good that days are longer again! At least I can now work till late in the evening.

1st April 2017

There is a small museum in Dordrecht, totally dedicated to the inland shipping. It is located aboard a pusher and a barge. It was surprisingly how much stuff they have and how good it was presented. There was a free guide who took his time to explain everything.

 


 

 
 

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