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Photographer:E. Vroom [View profile]Title:Mon DesirAdded:Apr 22, 2009
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships under 120'(36.6m)LOA
Amsterdam, het IJ

Mon Desir was built 1903 named Adriana Johanna She was built as one mast klipper at shipyard Teun van Duijvendijk in Lekkerkerk during the first vifteen years of her livetime she changed names three times. After Adriana Johanna followed Berendina and later De Hoop and Vertrouwen.
After WW II she got anew owner who named her Mon Desir gaf, meaning My whish betekent.

She has been a sailing freighter for a long time. It wasn't until the 50's that an engine was built in and the sailing rigging was removed. In 1963 the present motor, een Gardner of 150 pk, was put in place. Also the length was extended with 5 meters to enhance freight capacity.]

In this way she served until 1978. After that she was brought back to original length and served as a houseboat for ten years.

In 1987 Mon Desir the prevous owners, the Van der Cingel family, turned her into a charter sailingship with two masts and accomodation for 25 guests.

Since 2003 Sebastiaan Prins is the present owner.

Afmetingen schip: 29,65 (l) x 5,56 (b) x 1,20 (d)
Zeiloppervlak: 300 m2
Lengte hoofdmast: 24 meter
Lengte bezaansmast: 23 meter
Materiaal hoofdmast: Larix
Materiaal bezaansmast: Oregon pine
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