Besides keeping the 'Brandaris' in service, the foundation also has a demonstration of the launch of the rowing lifeboat 'Secretaris Schumacher'. It is the only surviving rowing lifeboat that is pulled into the sea by horses.
West aan Zee
Art & Culture and Beach
all ages, adults, and children
Near the pavilion of West aan Zee.
The demonstration will only take place if the weather conditions allow it.
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The Foundation for the Preservation of the Oldest Motor Lifeboat in the World was established in 2003 to protect the former motor lifeboat Jhr. mr. J.W.H. Rutgers van Rozenburg to be purchased and restored. This ship had been converted into a pleasure yacht and is hardly recognizable as a lifeboat. Within a year, this boat was restored to its original condition with the help of many. At the same time, a museum jetty was constructed in the harbor of West Terschelling, where the 'Rutgers' was given a permanent berth. For example, one can now see the oldest and the newest lifeboats together in a harbor: a rich piece of history.
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