Morgenster was launched in 1919 as a herring lugger named “Vrouw Maria” for the fishing company den Dulk. She was built at the shipyard Boot in Alphen, Holland.
In 1927 she was motorised (200 HP La Meuse) and extended for another 7 meters. There she got her new name ‘Morgenster’. She continued as a motorised fishing vessel until 1970. Due to certification requirements the owner took her out of fishing.
In 1983 Marian and Harry Muter bought the vessel in a terrible state of maintenance. The ship was towed to Zijkanaal B near the little village of Spaarndam. Serious repairs and maintenance were carried out before Morgenster was ready to set sail in 2008.
Morgenster is a fast brig, which is often found at the leading group in The Tall Ships Races.
Information about Morgenster:
Length: 46 meters
Width: 8 meters
Height: 22,5 meters
Previous visits to Esbjerg during TSR: 2 (2014 & 2018)