Ship Josefien is an old cargo ship built in 1908 as a Frisian Maatkast. It was a sailing ship, built without an engine, carrying sailing cargo. Over time, an engine was put in and the masts were taken off. Well into the twentieth century, the ship carried cargo. Between 2008 and 2013, the ship was converted into a passenger ship, suitable for bike-boating vacations and as a sailing hotel.