Since Vripack’s first Doggersbank hit the water in 1968, the concept has proven itself over and over again with proud owners taking their sturdy explorers to the outskirts of our world.
But, one Doggersbank in particular provided multiple owners several unique life experiences.
Minnow was built in the Netherlands in 1986 and was christened Kathleen by her first American owner. Right after her launch she crossed the big pond and sailed from the Netherlands to the United States of America. After extensive use and having logged many miles, she was sold to her second owner who renamed her Sentimental Journey. This name represented the owner and his son’s trip down memory lane, which led them to the formal battlefields of WWII where the owner served during his younger years.
Her third and current owner bought Sentimental Journey in 2012. He renamed her Minnow and decided to revive her with the class she deserves by giving her a major refit. In order to achieve the highest standard they carefully selected a qualified team, among which the original architect studio Vripack.