Our boat was originally designed for the builder Hans Barendrecht by Van de Stadt in 1981. It is a 17 meter long, round, bilged steel ketch with a width of 4.98 meter and has a 2.35 meter draft. Designed as an all weather boat, to go anywhere, anytime, the blue water cruiser Hans started building it 1981. However, he decided to stop building in 1992. New plans formed yet he never finished the boat. We met Hans the frist time via a friend, in November 2011. Hans told us that he was looking for someone to buy the project. He was not intending to finish it anymore.
Only years later, in januari 2017 we managed to actually buy the boat. […]