The Gallant

Blue Schooner Company

The Blue Schooner Company project is led by Guillaume Roche and Jeff Lebleu. They now put their conviction and experience at the service of responsible and environmentally friendly transport through the development of the Blue Schooner Company.

The Gallant history:

Since November 2017, the Blue Schooner Company has owned the schooner Gallant, built in Vlaardingen (Netherlands) at the yard of the Figee brothers and launched in 1916 under the name Jannetje Margaretha.
This ship, originally a herring fishing boat (herring lugger), had several careers.

Sold to a Danish shipowner in 1926, a propulsion engine was installed and the ship began a career as a coaster under the name Gertrud.

In 1987, the “Sailing Ship De Gallant” foundation bought the ship and completely restored it as part of a training project for young people in Amsterdam.

From 1993, the Gallant sailed on the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Channel, taking passengers and also serving as a sailing school.

Today, the Gallant offers a sailing transport service and at the same time offers people who want to travel along the opportunity to sail on board.

The Gallant specifications

  • Built: 1916 in the Netherlands
  • Sailing: Schooner
  • Length complete: 35 meters
  • Deck length: 27 meters
  • Draft: 2.80 meters
  • Freight capacity: 35 tons/m3
  • Maximum number of sails: 7
  • Professional crew: 3-6
  • Trainees: max. 12

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