Lightvessel No. 11

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Lightship No.11 Breeveertien
Lightship No.11 Breeveertien in 2005
  • Restaurant Tinto (2009 – present)
  • Breeveertien (1998-2008)
  • Lightvessel No. 11 (1951-1995)
Ordered: March 1950 [1]
Builder: Philip and Son, Dartmouth [1]
Cost: £67,269 [1]
Yard number: 1223 [1]
Launched: 15 August 1951 [1]
Status: Restored as a floating restaurant
General characteristics
Length: 41.94 m (137.6 ft)
Beam: 7.56 m (24.8 ft)
Draught: 4.24 m (13.9 ft)

Lightvessel No.11 was a lightvessel that was in service in the Irish Sea between 1951 and 1988.[1] She was built in 1951 for Trinity House by Philip & Son Ltd in Dartmouth, England.

She was used as a lightvessel near St Gowans Banks and Morecambe Bay before being retired on 21 October 1988. She was sold to Pound's Marine Service Ltd in 1991 for the price of £20,000, arriving in Portsmouth on 16 July 1991. She was later sold to Gus van der Loodt in 1995, who towed her to Rotterdam to convert her to a floating restaurant, opening as Breeveertien in 1999. She has been moored in the Wijnhaven, Rotterdam ever since, except for a brief period in April/May 2009 where she underwent a refit and restoration under new owners. Since 1 November 2009 [1] she has been the location for Restaurant Tinto serving Spanish & Portuguese cuisine.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Trinity House lightvessel No. 11". Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Restaurant "Tinto"". Retrieved 25 October 2011.