Maritime Restoration

Restoration Projects.



Frans Boetes helped to raise funding for the final construction and completion of the replica of the Dutch VOC East Indian-Man vessel "Amsterdam", from the 18th Century, in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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USN MSO 483 Hr. Mr. Mercuur

Renamed Hr. Ms. Mercuur Floating Marshall Plan Maritime Museum in the Hague, The Netherlands, created through the restoration and preservation of the 1950’ US Ocean Liner Sweeper.

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USS Mohawk CG (WPG-78)

Part of the USS Mohawk Memorial Museum in Key West, Florida, USA, a rescued and fully restored 1934 US Coast Guard vessel, and last remaining WWII Convoy Escort Patrol Ship and Sub Chaser, Memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic.

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USCG Ingham (WPG-35)

Frans Boetes found this ship in poor condition and aquired it with friends, Bill Verge, Fred Baddour, Dr. Bill Murphy, Ann Baddour and Donna Hrinak, for their maritime museum in Key West USA.

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U.S. Naval InstituteU.S. Navy LeagueNavy League of the United StatesThe Propeller Club of the United StatesMilitary Vehicle Preservation AssociationKey West Maritime Historical SocietyHistorical Naval Ships AssociationIngham Memorial MusuemNational Maritime Historical SocietySailors for the SeasNational Maritime AllianceBatavia LelystadCoast Guard FoundationNaval Historical Foundation