Building two new vessels in 2023/2024

We are currently building two new stainless steel vessels with 8 tanks. The construction of the ships is progressing steadily: Mts Carpe Vesperum has been launched in China and will arrive in the Netherlands in October for further completion in Raamsdonksveer. Mts Carpe Vitam will be launched in September and will come to the Netherlands in November. We expect to put the ships into service by February and April 2024.

Mts Mersch

We are proud to announce that Alpinist SA will take the mts Mersch into operation from 1-1-2023. Before this, the ship was named Voja. The ship has a length of 81 mtrs and a width of 9.6mtr. In addition to the larger ships, this broadens our commitment to small waterways. This ship will sail for Unitas.

New vessels

November 2022

At the end of 2022 Alpinist-SA will take over the exploitation of mts Carpe Diem. The ship has been sailing since 2007 under the former name Thalys. With it’s dimensions of 135m x 17,5m and a tonnage of 8276 tons this is the largest vessel in our fleet.

In 2023 and 2024 Alpinist will build two new ships of 110x 11.45 meters with 8 stainless steel tanks: Carpe Vitam (Built in Servia) and Carpe Vesterum (built in China).Read more>

Mts Rival christened and put into service

19 juni 2021
On Saturday 19 June Mts Rival was festively christened by Joop van Strien. Read more>

Finishing Mts Rival

18 mei 2021
Mts Rival is currently being finished in Druten. Check out the latest progress: follow construction here

Under construction: Mts Rival

1 september 2020
Follow construction on MTS Rival The ship’s hull is currently being built in China. Afterwards the ship will be transported to Holland to be finsished. The ship is expected to be christened and commissioned in mid-2021.

Mts Nadia baptised and added to our fleet

27 june 2020
On Saturday 27 June, namesake Nadia van Strien had the honour to christen the new Mts Nadia and she was the first to wish the ship a safe sailing.Bekijk Click here for an impression of the ceremony and a video of the trial sailing with mts Nadia.

Construction update mts Nadia

07 february 2020
We’re making progress in contruction mts Nadia. This week, in Kladovo (Servia) we placed the living quarters mid-ship.Read more>

Alpinist SA on tv!

20 august 2019
Dutch broadcasting station RTL-Z made an episode about entrepeneurs in inland shipping in the series How it’s done!On board of mts Tessa, Tonny van Strien of Alpinist SA tells about working in inland shipping, recent developments in sailing and his expectations for the future. See the episode here.