The original Batavia was a Dutch East India Company sailing ship built in Amsterdam in 1628. she was shipwrecked on her maiden voyage on the Houtman Abrolhos islands off Western Australia in 1629. the ship has been recreated in a replica that is based in Lelystad in the Netherlands. The replica was built using traditional materials and traditional shipbuilding techniques and tools. The ship features a striking figurehead of a lion. The ship is on display to visitors at the Bataviawerf (Batavia Yard) in Lelystad.
The Batavia replica was built at Batavia Wharf in Lelystad, the Netherlands between 1985 and 1995 when she was christened and launched by Queen Beatrix. Batavia was transported to Australia in 1999 and moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The ship was the flagship for the Dutch team at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, and returned to the Netherlands in 2001.
|Built by:||Batavia Yard, Lelystad, the Netherlands|