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A typical Dutch fishing vessel of south Holland with a flat bottom, two chines a side, a rounded low stern, narrow leeboards, and straight stem at about 45° rake. They are small craft with an average overall length of 9–10.5 metres (30–35 ft) with the traditional Dutch rig of a foresail set on the stemhead forestay and a tall, narrow, loose-footed mainsail with a short boom and curved gaff. Later fishing hengsts, and those converted into yachts, were fitted with auxiliary engines. Like the somewhat larger hoogaarts they are decked forward of the mast.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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