Demonstration horse-drawn rescue boat
During the demonstration of the horse-drawn rescue boat on Ameland ten strong horses pull the lifeboat across the beach and through the surf of the sea with all their might.
The demonstration of the horse-drawn rescue boat is a happening that reminds of the olden days, because nowadays, when a ship is in need, the modern motor boat Anna Margaretha speeds to the rescue.
The demonstration shows the long history of rescuing people from drowning and helping out ships in need near Ameland.
The demonstration starts from the boat house adjacent to the Maritime centre "Abraham Fock" at the Oranjeweg 18 in Hollum. The sea launchings takes place at the beach south/west of Hollum, at the end of the Tjettepad.
A different view
Would you like to see the launching of the rescue boat from the sea instead of the beach? That is also possible! Please step on board the Boat excursion company Zeehond, Seal boat m.s. Ameland or Schuurman Charters.