Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 19 August 2010
Netherlands-flagged, IMO 918554, MMSI 246494000 and call sing PECA.
The concept idea was the Dutch merchant ship De Amsterdam dating from 1854. The base were 19th Century designs of clippers but modernized according to the needs of the20th Century. Designed by Gerard Dijkstra. Laid down at the Oranjewerf, Amsterdam, Netherlands in December 1997, hull completed in December 1998 and completed in 2000. Steel built 3-mast clipper. Dimensions 60,5 (deck)-76 (over all) x 10,5 x 4,8 x 46,25 (height) metres, displacement 110 tons, net tonnage 277 tons and a gross tonnage of 723 tons. Speed 11 (engine)-17 (sails) knots. Sail area maximum 2.200 square metres/ Crew numbered 30 persons with passenger accommodation for 68-115 persons.