Surprise was expressed in the late 1950s when the order came in from an American owner for one of the most traditional of all Dutch designs, the Paviljoen Tjalk. The shallow draft of this 23.04m flat-bottomed boat was considered perfect for sailing the inland waters of the United States.
Her owner was delighted to discover the classic Feadship De Vrouwe Christina in the Caribbean in 2002. Diving into the archives, he found that this exquisite 23-metre yacht had been through quite a lot since her launch in 1957. As he explains in this self-penned article, it wasn’t all plain sailing after buying this fine example of Feadship heritage either, with two refits being required before De Vrouwe Christina was restored to her former glory. Click here to read this interview.