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Dutch Barge

by Dave

My old friend is building a Dutch vessel in the traditional manner. Do you know anything about this particular type and do you have any experience of it. It is called a Boeier?


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Dec 07, 2009
Boeier, from barge (15th century) to yacht.
by: Han

Hi Dave,
The boeier stems from the 15th century and was one of the most succesful Friesian/Dutch shallow-draught multi-purpose vessels; it was especially used for trade between Holland and the shallow waters of the Seine river to Rouen.
Nowadays it is a rather big type of yacht and very expensive to build and maintain.
Use this url: to get a picture of a model of Sperwer, length some 42 ft, beam 14 ft, built in 1885, said to be sailed by the man who stood model for James Bond.

Dec 09, 2009
by: Dave

Hi Han
Many thanks for that what an interesting project, now I know why it is taking so long!
What an history and the thanks for the website I will pass in on to my friend and he may contact you.
That was interesting about James Bond and what a splendid vessel.
I would like to see one or even better go on one.
Keep in touch
regards Dave

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