The building of the Utrecht State Yacht is an
historic reconstruction of a ship from 1746 based on a design in the possession of the
Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.
The project is being used as an employment
training programme to help maintain traditional skills in Holland.
State Yachts were official ceremonial ships
excessively decorated to match the status of their owners. Their shape was derived from
war-ships from those days.
Started in 1997, the launch is due to take place
in 2003. Glasgow Steel Nail Co
supplied traditional boat nails for the project.
Pictures by kind permission of Het Utrechts Statenyacht (photo by Anton
van den Heuvel from Sars Houtbouw)
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