Beyond Sailing – Shipmate Jonas

September 26, 2017

  Meet Jonas, a member of the Canada Crew and listen to his thoughts, wishes, and hopes for a clean future. Do you have what it takes?  Join us for… Beyond Sailing – Shipmate Jonas

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Canadian waters here we come!

September 25, 2017

Last week Avontuur had been caught in a calm in mid Atlantic but ever since they have progressed in a fresh northerly wind at an average of close to 6… Canadian waters here we come!

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The AVONTUUR Spirit – Rum Newsletter

September 6, 2017

The AVONTUUR Spirit – Rum Newsletter You can read the RUM Announcement HERE. Putting Cargo Under Sail and introducing wind powered shipping practices to much of the world has its many… The AVONTUUR Spirit – Rum Newsletter

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My AVONTUUR with TIMBERCOAST – Shipmate Johanna

August 18, 2017

Als mich Ben von Timbercoast am Freitag anrief und mir einen Platz auf der Avontuur von Brake bis La Rochelle anbot, war ich sofort begeistert. Segelerfahrung hatte ich nicht wirklich,… My AVONTUUR with TIMBERCOAST – Shipmate Johanna

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Farewell La Rochelle!

August 10, 2017

To Captain Michael and crew, I wish you and all of the crew a safe and very pleasant journey. No matter whether you have been on board from Germany or… Farewell La Rochelle!

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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 51.000 vessels 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.