Summer 2018 Breeding: the Skûtsje Litter!
A skûtsje (pronounced 'skootshuh') is a Frisian sailing boat, originally an ordinary cargo boat, but today a prized ship and one of the icons of Frisia. Skûtsjes were built from the 18th century until about 1930 and are 12 to 20 m long and on average 3.5 m wide. In the 1920s and 1930s many skûtsjes were fitted with engines and after World War II the sails were even often removed. Nevertheless, other, much larger, powered boats took over water transportation in the area and m