What is the site about
This website contains reports of boat trips in Netherland, Belgium, France and Germany and maintenance on their boat. Publications about the crew or boat in the media or on the internet.
Also the background of the boat (brand Damenvlet), shipyard ( Gebr. Damen) and designer (Henk Tingen).
Family business Gebr. Damen in Hardinxveld-Giessendam was founded in 1927 by the Damen brothers. They started building boats on the river. Later they had Rijkswaterstaat as a major customer. Other customers at the time were dredging companies. The dredging companies took on major works abroad and all auxiliary material, such as the boats, were bought immediately. A fast delivery time was therefore required and the Damen brothers also supplied second-hand boats.
Henk Tingen is a yacht designer and passed away in 1998. He worked in Amsterdam and De Bilt until 1979. Around 1935 he was the in-house designer of the Huisman shipyard in Ronduite and in the 1950's and 1970's of Gebr. Cook in Vinkeveen. Henk Tingen was also a broker in yachts and sold many sailing ships, from 1947 to about 1965, to America.
In the 1960's, slender round-bilged boats were built at various yards after a design by Henk Tingen.
For more information and background visit this website damenvlet.nl