Sail with us on Stevenaak the Victoria S on Waddenzee and IJsselmeer with your (sport)friends, family or collegeagues. The Victoria S is a stevenaak with 24 beds. The two mast-ship has a luxury format and is-with a length of 29.5 m and a width of 5.3 m-a good and fast sailer.
The ship can accommodate 24 guests for multi-day trips and 30 guests for a day trip sailing. The ship is very well suited for weekend with friends, family, reunion, company trip, company promotion trip, team building or just for a weekend taking a breath of fresh sea air on the Waddenzee or IJsselmeer. A sailing adventure with a school class is a very well occasion for team building and individual development!
As from October 2017 we, Michael and Elske are the proud owners of the Victoria S and sail with her and our guests over Waddenzee and Ijsselmeer. We have carried out an historical survey on the Victoria S and it appears that there is quit a lot of information available about the ship, although there are also some contradiction about “the date of birth”. We assume that with a length of 23,56 metres she was launched at the shipyard Jonker in Kinderdijk in the year 1882 under the name Daarom! (Why). A rather strange name but according to the ships registration archive at the same shipyard a few years earlier her sister ship Waarom was built. And this ship is also still sailing as a charter under the name La Bohème. Further the history shows that in 1898 the Victoria S was enlarged to tha actual length of 28,38 metres at the shipyard “De Hoop der Drie Gebroeders” of the brothers Paans in Roodevaart (close to Moerdijk). Later the ship was renamed into Grevelingen and Vios II. In the 90ties of the former era the ship was renovated into a chartership a got the name Victoria S. You can read more details about Victoria S and general information about Historical Sailing ships here.
Welcome on board!
Sailing on board of Victoria S is characterised by a sportive and relaxed atmosphere and there is plenty of space for your own input and wishes. This all results into unique and unforgetable experiences in a nice environment during a sailing trip on the WAddenzee and IJsselmeer. This winter of 2017-2018 we are busy with maintenance inside, that is why we are not able to show nice pictures of the interior. They will be ready in March/April.
The galley is fully equipped for preparing meals:
• Spacious fridge and freezer
• 4 pits horeca gas stove
• gas oven under stove
• Coffee maker
• An extensive range of pans, plates, glasses and cutlery.
• BBQ is available
• Spacious store with extra space for victuals
The spacey saloon has a friendly ship's atmosphere. There is a Bose musicbox (trough blutooth), there are several board games and a small ships' library. There is "Wadden case" for children to discover all secrets of the wad during dry docking. There als is a bier tap for a well deserved "mooring beer" (20 liter Jupilerfusten, 50 literfust on request). First aid box and life jackets are present.
The ship has 24 one-person beds divided over 11 cabins:
• 8 x 2-persons cabins
• 2 x 4- persons cabins
The beds have comfortable mattresses each with a good pillow. The beds are clean prepared with fitted sheet and pillowcase. The cabins have a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220V electricity. The whole ship can be heated by a central heating system. Childrens' bed, quilts and towel sets are available on request.
The Victoria S has 2 spacious douches with thermostatic valves and 2 comfortable toilets. The facilities are renovated in winter 2017/2018.
The ship is equipped with spacious decks on which one can move properly and save. You can soak up the sun but also be active with sailing or enjoy the sea and its moods. The steering wheel is behind the skippers' living and you are always here welcome for a chat, navigate or assist with the sails. So you have direct contact with the skipper. For guests' convenience the ship is equipped with electric driven sword winches. For your safety the deck is illuminated at night and you can embark and disembark through a certified gangway with railing. The railing has a heigth of 90 cm. that assures safety on board during sailing. In case the weather is not that nice, there is a rainhood available to cover the comfortable sitting area in the harbour.