De Groene Draeck

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De Groene Draeck at a sailing regatta, August 1959
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
Launched: 1957
Identification: VA 18
Status: in active service, as of 2016
General characteristics
Type: Lemsteraak
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:

De Groene Draeck (English: The Green Dragon) is a royal yacht of Beatrix of the Netherlands. It was named after the flagship of Piet Hein, a famous 17th century Dutch admiral.

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.[1] Her sail number is therefore VA 18.

The ship is regularly used by the Royal Family for sailing. The ship is usually moored in Muiden.