Kinderdijker hoogaars

by André H. Ligthart Schenk
(Winsum, Netherlands)

I first reported on building the Dutch traditional hoogaars on this website when I was halfway. (see below)

The boat was launched in May of 2011 and is sailing in the north of the Netherlands.

The whole building-story can be read and seen on


Dear Wooden Boaters,

I'm halfway through building a Dutch traditional fishingboat, a socalled Kinderdijker Hoogaars.

The seize is 23 x 8 ft or 7 x 2.3 meters.

I use a plan drawn in 1863, from the collection of the Rotterdam Maritime Museum.

A log of the building process (in Dutch) with pictures can be seen at: de Bootbouwer.

Kind regards,
André H. Ligthart Schenk

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by: peter radclyffe

Good to see Andre.

Kinderdijker Hoogaars.
by: Mike

Thank you André for sharing you wonderful project with us.

I shall be checking back to your account for updates.

I don?t understand Dutch but fortunately Google Translate came to the rescue and was good enough for me to understand what you were doing.

I liked your plank bending technique, despite the scorch marks I'm sure it does less harm to the wood than steaming.

Best wishes with the building,

I'm looking forward to seeing how she progresses,


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