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MPV Kapitein Anna (ex - Reederij op de Lek 6, ex - Kapitein Kok)
Operating Area : Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kapitein Anna at the Dordt in Stoom steam fstival at Dordrecht in May 2014. Photo by kind courtesy of  Phil Barnes

Built in 1911 by J & K Smit, Krimpen-aan-de-Lek, Netherlands
Engines : Compound diagonal, replaced by diesel-hydraulic unit
- 12 cylinder 620 HP Cummins diesel + 2 x 300 HP Hagglunds hydraulic wheel engines
Length : 57.88 metres

Built as the 9 th and last vessel for the Stoomboot-Reederij op de Lek, serving the River Lek between Culemborg and Rotterdam
Regular services were shut down in 1948, with No 6 out of service from 1946 except for charters.
Sold in June 1950, sailing to a mooring at 422 Km mark near Ludwigshafen on the Rhein in Germany.
Renamed Kurpfalz and used as a restaurant and pilot station.
Machinery, boiler and paddlewheels removed and additions were made to the deck houses
Returned to Muiden in the Netherlands for restoration in 1976 on the instruction of Dutch musician Wijnand Key
Restored at the Scheepswerf Schouten at Muiden.
Named Kapitein Kok after her last Captain, the vessel was fitted with new machinery, wheels and saloons
Reentered service in June 1977 and maintained a regular programme until 1980
Visited her old haunts on the Lek, but based at Amsterdam's Oostelijke Handelskade
Owned by the Radersalonboot Kapitein Kok BV, under the control of Martin Key, until sold to Mr Jacob Bonninga in 2002
Sails from Javakade on Amsterdam's Ij, but normally only on charters and does not offer a public sailing schedule
Specialises in high quality cuisine and live entertainment tailor-made for large groups and functions in luxuruiously-furnished saloons.
Renamed Kapitein Anna after being taken over by the luxury sailing ship builder Quo Vadis in 2013 and given a thorough refurbishment.
Returned to service at Easter 2014 and offered for charter for conferences, training events and parties

Note: Reederij op de Lek 2 was also sold for static use on the Rhein and for many years was used as a rowing club house at Andernach.


Above : Kapitein Anna at the Dordt in Stoom steam festival in May 2014 - photos by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes : Click for more photos

More photos of Kapitein Anna at the 2014 Dordrecht even by kind courtesy of Kevin Hoggett - click here


Above : Kapitein Kok in 2008 by kind courtesy of Nigel Lawrence


As Kapitein Kok - Photo by kind courtesy of Hubert Kraaivanger

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