Brief Information

Ship type

Three-masted clipper


Sailing Destinations

Wadden Sea, Ijsselmeer


Ports of departure




Length: 40.00 m

Width: 6.70 m

Draft: 1.20 m

Sail area: 425 m²

Engine power: 240 hp



Overnight stays: 32 persons

Day trips: 50 people

Internal structure & extras

Cabins with sink and porthole

5 x 2-pers. cabins

2 x 3-pers. cabins

4 x 4-pers. cabins


Sanitary facilities

Showers: 4

Toilets: 5


Kitchen equipment

Gas stove (6 flames)



Freezers (30 l)

Filter coffee machine



Gas grill


Recreational facilities

Beer pump

Barrel size: 30 l(ca. 125€/barrel)

Music system with CD & USB, with AUX cable

Day room with 220 volt connection

TV with USB connection



Child life jackets available

Towels (on request)

Bed linen (on request)


Description of the ship

The GROOTVORST was built in 1896 as a river clipper and served as a cargo ship until the 30s of the last century. In 1985, it finally caught the lot of many sailing ships: It was no longer profitable as a cargo ship. In the same year, the Grootvorst was completely rebuilt and taken as the exclusive passenger sailor in the ride. She got three masts with 520 m² sail area and today, in 2010, she is still a magnificent three-masted clippers.


From the cockpit of the spacious deck one has access to the salon. This cozy room offers shelter in bad weather and a wonderful view of the water.


Below deck are a comfortable lounge and the fully equipped with gas stove, oven, oven, dishwasher and dispenser galley. A large cold room makes the galley a professional restaurant kitchen. For barbecues on board is also a large gas grill available.

Prices & Availability

Price 2024
Week:  € 9.600,00
Midweek:  € 6.550,00
Weekend:  € 4.850,00
Day/evening trip:  € 3.360,00
Final cleaning  included
Price 2025
Week:  € 9.900,00
Midweek:  € 6.910,00
Weekend:  € 4.990,00
Day/evening trip:  € 3.360,00
Final cleaning  included