Sailing on the Waddenzee! Interested to go for fanatical sailing or just for leisure and explore the Wadden Islands or find a sand bank to go dry? Sail with us with your (sport)friends, family or colleagues. Our ship is perfect for a reunion, birthday celebration, team training or just a weekend to catch a fresh breath on the Waddenzee or IJsselmeer. A sailing week with the school class also is great for the team spirit and individual development!
The Noordvaarder was built in 1909 in Lemmer as saling cargo ship. Since 2001 we, Michael & Elske, are the proud owners and sail with her and our guests on the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer. Welcome aboard!
Sailing on board the Noordvaarder is characterized by a sporty and adventurous character and there is plenty of room for your own input and needs. This all stands for an unique and unforgettable experience in a good atmosphere.
The ship was built in 1909 in Lemmer as a sailing cargo ship. Only in 1945 a motor was built in the ship, until that time cargo was transported under sail. In 1986 the restoration of this stately 31 metre sailing Clipper started and she had her two masts back. In the winter of 2010-2011, the cabins were completely renovated in accordance with the new safety requirements and she became a luxury sailing ship. The rigging is recently renewed as a result of that the old lady became an even faster sailer! The maximum number of guests for a multi-day trip amounts to 26 people, for a day trip up to 35 people can sail along.
The ship is equipped with spacious decks on which one can move properly and safely. You can soak up the sun but also be active with the sailing work or enjoy the sea and its moods. There is a large gasbarbecu on board for a delicious BBQ on deck, if the weather's not so fine we cover the seating area with a rain hood. The steering wheel is just in front of the skippers cabin and very close to a spacious and secure seating arae for guests. This enables a you a direct contact with the skipper during sailing.
For guests ' convenience is ship this year equipped with electric sword winches. For your safety at night the deck is illuminated by means of deck lighting and you can embark through a gangway including a railing.
The galley is fully equipped for preparing all meals:
· 2 spacious fridges with freezer drawers.
· Gas stove
· Coffee maker
· An extensive range of pans, plates and cutlery.
In addition there is a spacious store with extra storage space and a fridge with freezer drawers.
The salon creates a friendly ship's atmosphere from which one can look directly to the outside. In the salon a radio/cd player with iPod docking is installed and there is a box with games available. For children there is a so called Wadden Box to discover all the secrets of the wad. There is a bar with a beer tap (20 litres Jupilerfusten or 50 litres upon request).
The ship has 26 sleeping places divided over:
· 9 x 2-person cabins.
· 2 x 4-person cabins.
The ship is equipped with all amenities, the skipper and his crew are very experienced: the basis for a beautiful sailing trip. There are so many possibilities, so for more information and a quotation that fits all your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.