TESO (Texel Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming) NV has been operating a ferry service between the island of Texel and Den Helder since 1907. The fleet consists of the brand-new ferry boat Dokter Wagemaker, delivered by Damen Shipyards in 2006 and named after the founder of the TESO, and the Schulpengat which has been in service since 1990. Both ferries meet the highest standards of safety and reliability. They are manned by experienced crews. The crossing time between Den Helder and Texel is approximately 20 minutes.