Trailer - AVONTUUR Arrival Festival - Bremen, Earth Day 2017

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The AVONTUUR arrives in Helgoland, Germany

April 18, 2017

The AVONTUUR has arrived in Helgoland, Germany. The international crew has completed the first ever transatlantic cargo crossing signalling a new frontier in Cargo Under Sail.   All is happily… The AVONTUUR arrives in Helgoland, Germany

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April 12, 2017

Ahoi Bremen – der 22.04.17 wird ein Tag, der dein Bewusstsein verändert!   Hauptprogramm: 11:00 Beginn 11:30 Ankunft der Avontuur 12-13 Open Ship 13-17 Kaffee löschen 17:00 Open Ship Rahmenprogramm:… AVONTUUR Arrival Festival – VOLL PROGRAM

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Captain Cornelius Sail Logs – Azores to the English Channel!

April 9, 2017

Captain Cornelius Bockermann’s reports from the past week aboard the AVONTUUR as she makes her way from the Azores, quick stop in Brixham then to Bremen to celebrate at the… Captain Cornelius Sail Logs – Azores to the English Channel!

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April 7, 2017

This isn’t about the AVONTUUR, this about individuals coming together to be heard! Those that have contributed to TIMBERCOAST are raising awareness about the unsustainable world of global shipping. It’s… TIMBERCOAST makes GLOBAL NEWS

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March Newsletter – Azores ARRIVAL!

March 29, 2017

MARCH NEWSLETTER   Putting Cargo Under Sail and introducing wind/solar powered shipping practices to much of the world has its many introductions and news worthy mentions. We offer insight, cargo… March Newsletter – Azores ARRIVAL!

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Our Mission


We provide wind-powered cargo shipping. Our 1920’s schooner AVONTUUR is sailing in European and Caribbean waters as a tramp cargo service. The AVONTUUR is the missing link between the sustainable producer and the conscientious consumer. The statistics are clear, the current 90,000 plus container ships are destroying our oceans and spewing toxins into our atmosphere. In order for this global dependency to change we believe there must be a collaborative and viable alternative solution.


Our Story


Over the course of 20 years working in the maritime industry Cornelius Bockermann witnessed first hand how humans adversely affect our environment. He knew something had to change. In 2013, he moved with his family to Cairns and shipped all their possessions from Germany to their new home in Australia. Through the process of shipping his own goods he experienced the disconnect between commerce and environmental preservation. Upon learning of plans to expand fossil fuel based shipping along the Queensland coast and amongst the Great Barrier Reef he knew he had to act. The question became how do you offer businesses and consumers a sustainable option in shipping?
Cargo Under Sail is the answer and the Dutch schooner named the AVONTUUR is the vessel to do it.
We are a passionate collective of individuals, led by Captain Cornelius, working to create a supply chain that merges the relationship between commerce and preservation. We are restless and can no longer wait for others to make a change. 

Our Vision


To revive cargo shipping under sail, linking sustainable producers with conscientious consumers. We promote social and ecological sustainability in the shipping industry by being a flagship for change.