Boat History

 

The boat was built in 1955 and was in service to rebuild and expand the Rotterdam harbour after the second world war. The boat was called Timmerbak 10, a simple and very fitting name for this tough workhorse. The ship carried huge bollards back and forth and helped to rebuild the docks.

In 2007, after more than half a century of tough labour in the docks it was bought by the owner and rebuilt to start a second life. The Visithor blends perfecly with its surroudings, the Nautical District in the old harbour of Rotterdam. This ship is a part of the harbour history of Rotterdam and many details of the past are visible when you are aboard.

The Visithor still looks rough on the outside but the inside is romantic and very comfortable. The central heating system keeps you warm, and the wood stove adds a romantic touch. The portholes have been replaced with large ship windows and there are skylights for natural daylight. Outside it still looks like it used to, with a loading mast and winch on the upper deck.