Statenjacht Utrecht

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Last sunday we made a sailing day trip on the Utrecht. The Utreecht is a replica of a 17th century Statenjacht. These were the private jets of the 17th century. The word jacht means hunting and is coming from a small Dutch vessel at the end of the 16th beginning 17th century vessel type. These were fast light armed ships for controlling coasts and hunting for enemy vessels. Later during the 17th century this evolved into this type of pleasure jacht whichbecame yacht in English.

The Urecht is now over 15 years old. In summer they make some 10 day trips at the Markermeer a large former sea but now a lake near Amsterdam. We had excellent weather, lots of sun and windforce 3.

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The Utrecht in the port of Volendam early in the morning.
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More images will follow. The vessel only has 3 crew members, a skipper, sailor and cook. Sailing is done by yourselve and other guests.
 

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I am pretty sure you had a wonderful day sailing on this ship.....Looking forward for the photos showing the vessel "in action" - means sailing
 

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A real delight to make this trip.
Time to raise and lower the sails.
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The main sail is strapped to the mast and gaffel and lowered by releasing 6 lines, 3 ps and 3 sb.
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The fock is hoisted along the main stay with rings.
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The fock is set now time for the top sail. As I was one of the youngest I had to climb the bow sprit to feed the topsail lines before the mainstay before hoisting. The topsail is attached to the yard and hoisted from rhe maindeck as one .
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The topsail being outfitted and hoisted.
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The last sail is the kluiver, a second fock in front of the main fock.
The one is hoisted via a large ring around the bowsprit and of course with a line to the top of the mast.
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An small hour of hard labour we are under full sail.
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The Dutch flag proudly at the stern.
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Next time the interior.
 

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Very enchanting boat. I would love to sail on it. I notice Seawatch books have a title dedicated to the Utrecht and documents it build.
https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=111004
Yes I have the Dutch copy of the book, very nice with step by step pictures of the build and a lot of details. Unfortunately no set of drawings included in my Dutch version, but that was only €15,-. I guess these drawings will be available via the Utrecht foundation.
 

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We go down the stairs, 2 possibilities, via the rear cabin or via the main staircase in the middle.
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The rear cabin staircase.
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Or the main staircase below the partly open hatch behind the chimney.
Before we go down first the main cabin or in Dutch het paviljoen.
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And nice little details like these lamps.
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Down from the cabin which contains a double floor where the helm stock is passing we reach a small hallway with acces to the space below the paviljoen which was bedroom for the skipper, the toilet and the main guest room.
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This is the rear space or skipper bedroom with the two ports in the stern. As you see not for guns.
And a room with a view.
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Direct view at the rudder over 20 cm thick oak.
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Entering the main guestroom you walk into a beautiful decorated room with a landhouse style fireplace.
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On the other outer end is a large china cabinet as you can just see beyond our lunch.
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On both sides are benches which also can be used as beds.
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You can clearly see the main frames as there is a ventilation space between the interior planks.
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The walls are finished with very posh cloth.
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In the deck there is a sky light with a chandelier.
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If we then pass the hallway with the main stair to deck we enter the kitchen.
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Sometimes we need some modern appliances for our food.
Before the kitchen are some plain room for the crew and for storage. And for this ship the engine room for the diesel hydraulic propulsion.
 

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Maarten
Both the English versions of the McArdle and Cor Emke books have very good drawings, unfortunately one in 1:50 and the other in 1:48.
The Statenjacht is on my dream list, the only holdback being that I built Grosse Jacht already and these are very similar. Probably a 1:25 or thereabouts in POF sometimes later...
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Great pictures, again!
 

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Both the English versions of the McArdle and Cor Emke books have very good drawings, unfortunately one in 1:50 and the other in 1:48.
The Statenjacht is on my dream list, the only holdback being that I built Grosse Jacht already and these are very similar. Probably a 1:25 or thereabouts in POF sometimes later...
Janos

Great pictures, again!
The Chinese of CAF have a very nice kit being the pegasus yacht in scale 1:48. But for this size I also would prefer bigger like 1:24. This allows you very nice detailing.
 

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That must have been a verry pleasant day! Not seasick? Love the carvings and your comments with the photos. Tnx for sharing.
 

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Hi Patrick,

I have been sailing as a marine engineer in the past so luckily still got some sea legs.;)
I can recommend it to you to join them once if your health allows it.
 
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