History

  • 1912 – a Tjalk, was built by Wolthuis in Veendam Netherlands and used for the carriage of general cargo until 1965.
  • 1912 – Named Bouwina Catharina and owned by Jan Bakker
  • 1930 – Name changed to Trouwe Hulp and owned by W Venema
  • 1964 – Name changed to Neeltje – owner ??
  • 1998 – 2002 Converted to a live on board
  • 2004 .- Double plating of underside to waterline
  • 2008-2010 Interior completely rebuilt and she was completely refurbished. Refurbished motor and gearbox installed and all auxiliary equipment replaced.
  • 2014 Her named was changed in 2014 to Sojourn by owners Peter and Jeanette Langerak after having another complete facelift. Power steering, Bow thruster, new gas reticulation, shaft and bearings replaced, new starter motor and alternator. new water separator and water pump and Isolation transformer installed.

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  • 2014 Below water line water blasted , primed, top coated, anti fouled and 8 new anodes. Above waterline repainted completely. Interior repainted and refurnished. Smoke and gas detectors installed.

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  • 2015 A 750 watt solar system installed.

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  • 2016 A Class ‘A’ AIS was fitted and one Fixed VHF and one portable VHF installed. New domestic Water pumps and accumulator installed. New Cooling system water pump installed
  • 2017 Macerator replaced and a 2.5m aluminium passerelle, spare pump for shower, spare pump for cooling wet exhaust and spare macerator purchased.
  • 2018 – 2 # Bow Thruster batteries replaced. 2# CE Life Jackets Purchased. 2# 6kg Fire Extinguishers purchased. Completely repainted above water line
  • 2019 – 2 # Bow Thruster batteries replaced. 3 # House Batteries replaced. 1 # Starter Battery replaced. New domestic water pump and accumulator installed. Damper Plate between Engine and gearbox replaced.