The Oberländer schiff is an example of a very common shiptype on the Rhine from neolithicum untill maybe the 18th century.
The wreck in 1973.
Oberländer (Rhine) river boat has flat bottom keel (four planks) with lashed boards consisting of two halfs of a dugout tree. The tradition is very old and comes from the dugout boat tradition.
These boats were used for fishing and transport on calmer bodies of water.
Length: 5.90 m.
Wide: 2.00 m.
Keel of the Oberländer schiff.
Building an Oberländer.
Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters