Brief Information

Type of ship

North Sea Botter


Sailing area

Dutch Wadden Sea, Ijsselmeer


Port of Departure

Harlingen (NL)


Sail area: 200 m²

Engine: 120 hp



Overnight's stay: 10-11 people

Day passengers: 12 people 

Internal structure & extras


1 x 3 person cabin

2 x 4 person cabins


Sanitary facilities

Showers: 1

Toilets: 1

Kitchen equipment

Gas stove (4 flames)

Fridge (155 l)


Coffee machine



Recreational facilities

Beer pump

Books to read

Radio / CD player



Childen's lifejackets


Description of the ship

The Bornrif is a steel North Sea Botter. She was built in 1914 as a yacht, but due to the 1st World War she never sailed as such. Instead she was added to the fishing fleet and fished the waters of the Zuyderzee, the North Sea and around Zeeland. Eventually she was bought, in 1922, by the Visser family from Lage Zwaluwe and remained in their hands until 1978. 


Her home harbour was Klundert and she spent most of her life in the Haringvliet fishing for anchovies and sprats. The 1980’s saw used her as a houseboat in Amsterdam, until she was rebuilt in 1988 as a charter ship and restored to her former glory.

The Bornrif has room for 10 people. For longer, overnight trips there are bunks for 10 to 11 people, in three cabins, each with a washbasin, and central heating. There is a separate shower, toilet and spacious kitchen on board. The skipper and mate have their accommodation in the stern.


The Bornrif has excellent sailing qualities. John Beekhuizen, the owner, is a fisherman and as such knows the most beautiful places in the Wadden Sea and the best fishing spots. He will be pleased to show you this beautiful area on board his lovely ship.

Prices & Availability

Week:  € 2.730,00
Midweek:  € 1.760,00
Weekend:  € 1.440,00
Day/evening trip:  on demand
Final cleaning included

Low season discount

Prices low season  (-10%)

30.03. - 03.05. & 21.09. - 30.10.2020