Morgenster’s History

With over 100 years of sailing, Morgenster has a colourful sailing history that has taken her all over the world.

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Morgenster is a steel-hulled tall ship built in 1919 originally as a Dutch fishing vessel.

The Morgenster, which means “Morning Star” in Dutch, is a sail training ship based in the Netherlands. She was originally built as a herring lugger under the name De Vrouw Maria in 1919.

In 1927, she was lengthened by 7 meters (23 feet) and converted into a motor fishing vessel. She was renamed Morgenster in 1959 and continued to be used as a fishing vessel until 1970. After being used for sport fishing and in the pirate radio business, she was acquired by Harry and Marianne and converted back to a sailing vessel in 1983. Morgenster made its maiden voyage as a sail training ship in 2008, after being refitted as a brig and now spends her time between Tall Ship races, sailing training and adventure sailing holidays!

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Morgenster's Crew

With a professional crew, you'll always be in safe hands sailing with Morgenster.

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Life onboard


Think, authentic tall ship sailing, bucket-list locations and top-notch hospitality!

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Built in 1919, Morgenster has plenty of sea-tales to tell...

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