Dutch mariners Marinus and Gerarda Scherpenisse, their trawler Kennedy, and Ecospeed

Marinus and Gerarda Scherpenisse both come from a long line of Dutch barge-men/women going back several generations. They were born and bred on the water with the true Dutch seafaring spirit in their veins.

“When I grew up, I was a bit more adventurous than the rest of my family so I went to sea for a while…” Marinus recalls. “…I never came back!” He has spent his life on ships.

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