Classic with a special character
In the first world war, two linked Kromhout engines of 45 hp each were used. Several others have been placed after these engines. The ship was at that time working for the Arondissement Hoorn of Rijkswaterstaat. After the first world war, the then German crown prince was taken to Wieringen with this ship.
The name of the ship was also changed for some time in ‘Noord-Holland’, but in recent years she sails under her original name: RWS 1.
This special boat with its classic lines is owned by Rijkswaterstaat and thus falls under the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. It was built in 1912 as a Director vessel for Rijkswaterstaat, commissioned by Cornelis Lely. Despite the respectable age of 106 years she looks like new. Rijkswaterstaat still uses the ship for official visits and moments, but is also always represented at important maritime events in the Netherlands.
During SAIL Amsterdam 2015 she was also present again. In view of the special character and representative function of this ship, it was not open to the public.
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