Today the luxe motor Onderneming has been sold to her new owner, who is based in Zwartsluis in The Netherlands.
A luxe motor is a historical vessel which started sailing on inland waters in the early 1900s when the combustion engine was introduced. Typical, Dutch one cylinder diesel engines such as those of Kromhout, Industrie and Bolnes were used.
In order to create room for the engine and to maintain propeller efficiency a new hull design was necessary. As a result of this the stern of the ship was sufficient to provide room for some accommodation, which was something the skippers were not used to. Also the mechanical rudders highly improved the working conditions, which led to the vessels being called “luxe motor”.
This 112 year old beauty was owned by Mr and Mrs Boogaard for the last 50 years. Although they have always enjoyed sailing with her, they decided that the time had come to say goodbye.