Halve Maen (Efteling)

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Halve Maen at the Efteling in 2007 Eft HalveMaele01.jpg
Halve Maen at the Efteling in 2007

Halve Maen [1] (English: Half Moon) is a Pirate Ship ride at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. Designed by Ton van de Ven and manufactured by Intamin, it opened its doors in 1982. [2]

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Ton van de Ven Dutch industrial designer

Ton van de Ven was a Dutch industrial designer. He is best known as the creative director at the Efteling theme park.

Intamin Worldwide is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland. It is best known for creating thrill rides and roller coasters worldwide. The Intamin brand name is an abbreviation for international amusement installations. The company has offices throughout the world including three in Europe, three in Asia and two in the United States.

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History and details

The Pirate Ship is not actually themed as a “Pirate Ship”, but a copy of the VOC - merchant Halve Maen of the Dutch East India Co. VOC, the first limited company. The theming for the surroundings of the ride consists of a harbour in the Anton Pieck style.

Pirate ship (ride) amusement ride

A pirate ship is a type of amusement ride based on pirate ships, consisting of an open, seated gondola which swings back and forth, subjecting the rider to various levels of angular momentum. A variant where the riders must pull on ropes to swing the ride is known as a swing boat.

The Dutch East India Company was an early megacorporation founded by a government-directed amalgamation of several rival Dutch trading companies (voorcompagnieën) in the early 17th century. It was established on March 20, 1602 as a chartered company to trade with India and Indianised Southeast Asian countries when the Dutch government granted it a 21-year monopoly on the Dutch spice trade. It has been often labelled a trading company or sometimes a shipping company. However, VOC was in fact a proto-conglomerate company, diversifying into multiple commercial and industrial activities such as international trade, shipbuilding, and both production and trade of East Indian spices, Formosan sugarcane, and South African wine. The Company was a transcontinental employer and an early pioneer of outward foreign direct investment. The Company's investment projects helped raise the commercial and industrial potential of many underdeveloped or undeveloped regions of the world in the early modern period. In the early 1600s, by widely issuing bonds and shares of stock to the general public, VOC became the world's first formally-listed public company. In other words, it was the first corporation to be listed on an official stock exchange. It was influential in the rise of corporate-led globalisation in the early modern period.

<i>Halve Maen</i> Henry Hudson ship

Halve Maen was a Dutch East India Company vlieboot which sailed into what is now New York Harbor in September 1609. She was commissioned by the VOC Chamber of Amsterdam in the Dutch Republic to covertly find a western passage to China. The ship was captained by Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the service of the Dutch Republic.

It is the largest Pirate Ship in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records . [3]

The Ride

Ride Height: 20 meters
Highest Swing: 25 meters [4]
Maximum Speed: 54 km/h [5]
g-forces: 0 negative [6]
Capacity: 85 visitors

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References

  1. 'Halve Maen' swinging ship, Efteling. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. Efteling's Website
  3. http://www.wonderlijkewcweb.org/geschiedenis/decennium1982.htm
  4. Efteling's Website
  5. Efteling's Website
  6. Efteling's Website

Coordinates: 51°38′56″N5°03′12″E / 51.64881°N 5.0534°E / 51.64881; 5.0534

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