Project Description

Type: Klipper, built 1899
Length: 28.7m
Beam: 5.5m
Draft: 1.6m
Engine: DAF1160  160hp
Rig: Single mast gaff rigged

Onderneming (Enterprise) was built at the Van Den Andel yard in Papendrecht, Holland in 1899 as a single mast sailing klipper of 23m. De-rigged and lengthened to 28m in 1968, she continued work as a motor barge under the name ‘Johanna’ carrying general cargo on the Rhine between Lobith in Holland and Emmerich, Duisberg and Wesel in Germany. She continued trading under the skippers Johannes Meeuwsenand Jan de Hoog until the 1970’s. In the 1980’s she was used as a boat-building workshop before being returned to sail under her original name and operating as a sail charter barge out of Harlingen in Friesland. In 2009 she was brought to London for restoration and conversion to a residential and cruising barge.