Project Description

Type: River Klipper
Year: 1899
Length: 21.6m
Beam: 5.1m
Draft: 1.2m
Engine:  tbc
Rig:  tbc
Nooit Volmaakt was built in 1899 at Ruijtenberg shipyard in Geertruidenberg, originally named ‘Mijn Genoegen’ (“My pleasure”). She is a River Klipper and would have traded bulk goods on and around the Rhine before the Second World War. In 1939 her name was changed to Nooit Volmaakt (“Never Perfect”). She was a sail training ship during the 60s, 70s and 80s and was retired to the Museumhaven in Stichting in 1992.
She was bought by her present owners in 2019 in Harlingen, and sailed across to London in April 2020. She has visited the rivers Swale, Blackwater, Stour, Orwell,  Alde and Ore on the East coast.
Her aft-cabin was re-fitted in birch ply and ash by Martin Cottis. As befits her name, her interior is in a continual state of re-invention.