|Designer / calculations||Ton van de Ven|
Halve Maen opened one year after Python, both where build to attract a younger, thrill-seeking audience to the park. This was the first thrill-ride to be themed. The original plans where to open worlds first Rapid River in the park, but the park decided to wait and see the first one getting build in Six Flags AstroWorld. After seeing this ride, the park decided to push back the rapid river, in order to design it further, including more theming, this later became Piraña.
In order to be able to open a new ride that year, they decided to ask Intamin for a flat ride. But the park doesn't settle for just a normal flat ride, and decide to buy the biggest model possible.
Halve Maen is the biggest Pirate ship in the world, it is able to seat up to 85 people.
The ride is located in the "Ruigrijk" area of the park, roughly translating to "Thrill Realm".
The ride has a Nautic theme. It features a small harbour town as backdrop, the queue is, while inside these buildings, not themed. The area around the ship is themed like a beach.
The building on the far left of the backdrop is called 'Taveerne d'Ouwe Liefde' (Dutch for 'Tavern of Old Love'). At night, a red light can be seen behind the windows,making this building a old fashioned Brothel.