De Groene Draeck
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (November 2012)|
De Groene Draeck at a sailing regatta, August 1959
|Name:||De Groene Draeck|
|Owner:||Beatrix of the Netherlands|
|Port of registry:||Amsterdam|
|Builder:||G. de Vries Lentsch|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2012[update]|
|Length:||15 m (49 ft 3 in) p/p|
|Beam:||4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||1 m (3 ft 3 in)|
|Sail plan:||Gaff rigged
Sail area 175 m2 (1,880 sq ft)
De Groene Draeck is a traditional Dutch round bottomed sailing ship, built in 1957 in Amsterdam. She was offered by the Dutch people to the then Princess Beatrix for her 18th birthday. Her sail number is therefore VA 18. The ship is maintained by the state.
In the last few years there has been debate, even at the level of government, about the cost of maintaining the ship.
The ship is regularly used by the Royal Family for sailing. The ship is usually moored in Muiden.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to De Groene Draeck.|
|This article about a specific naval ship or boat is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Netherlands-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|