And that is how it is done. Iep Mulder proves to be a very fine builder indeed; building ships is his passion. Every night he sits at the kitchen table until late, drawing the pictures that he translates into steel the very next day. He looks, he feels, he estimates ... until he is completely satisfied. He primarily builds large sea-going vessels, but building a small clipper, he wants to do as well. When the cargo ship is finally finished, it proves to be one of the fastest clippers around. It sails in one tide from Texel to Ameland; the moment the tide is out, it passes the shoal called the Hoge Wier. Even with low wind speeds! Adriaan is more than happy.
After many adventures in both World Wars and many renovations, the ship is now owned by Cleo and Sacha Emmerik. They relive Adriaan’s happiness. Sacha sails almost any clipper match on the Markermeer, IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea. The Hoge Wier wins match after match. What Cleo and Sacha have added is style and comfort. They no longer sail cargo. The guests of the Hoge Wier enjoy, without exception, the excitement of sailing; the traditional, cosy atmosphere on board, both on deck and below; and of the life, the eating, drinking and sleeping on board of the Hoge Wier.
2007. Do you want to know how that feels? Choose the Hoge Wier. The flagship of Muiden. A winning ship in so many ways. Excitingly fast, enjoyably comfortable, completely equipped to make your day, weekend or week into a true event. Cleo and Sacha will do anything to make your trip one to remember, no matter what kind of trip you choose and how long it will last.
And oh, of course you already deducted that the Hoge Wier thanks its name to the shoal nearby Ameland. A tribute to Adriaan, that enterprising boy from Texel, who believed in the future of the fast sailing cargo trade, already in 1899. A time in which traditional beliefs held that this novelty, this strange invention, the internal-combustion engine, would destroy the future of the cargo industry. Adriaan was not right. Yet, his legacy is still great: the Hoge Wier, engine included.