Founder Egbert Wagenborg with his wife Abelina Lukkina Vegter
Founder Egbert Wagenborg with his wife Abelina Lukkina Vegter

The year is 1866. Egbert Wagenborg, our company's founder, is born on the 10th of June.

His interest in the maritime world already begins as a child and at the age of just 10 he goes on board the 114-ton tjalk (a traditional Dutch sailing barge) named "Geertuida", which belongs to his brother Geert.

The next decade flies by and Egbert decides to live the life of an independent skipper. He turns to shipbuilder Niestern , who is tasked with building his first ship.

In 1888, Egbert – at the age of 22 - marries his sweetheart Abelina Lukkina Vegter.

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