Brief Information

Type of ship

Friesian Maatkast


Sailing area

Dutch Waddensea, IJsselmeer, inland waters



Sail Area: 300 m²

Engine: 180 hp


Port of departure

Harlingen (NL)



Overnight´s stay: 28 persons

Day passengers: 35 persons

Internal structure & extras


9 x 2 person cabins

2 x 3 person cabins

1 x 4 person cabin


Sanitary facilities

Showers: 2

Toilets: 2


Kitchen equipment

Gas stove (6 flames)


Fridge (150 l)

Freezer (40 l)

Coffee machine


Recreational facilities

Beer pump

Ships library



Radio / CD player



Children's bed

Children's chair

Central heating

Children's lifejackets

Description of the ship

This sturdy Friesian Maatkast is unique in our fleet and has a rich history.


She was built in 1926 and specially made, “op maat”, to fit precisely in the locks of the Friesian inland waterways. Her shallow draught means that the Ideaal can sail easily in both the Waddenzee and the IJsselmeer, but a trip through the Friesian inland waterways is also possible.


The outside of the ship still looks as it did originally, with her hatch covers, strike-able masts and comfortable seating area. Below decks it is obvious just how comfortable and airy the interior is. The galley is well equipped and there is an attractive saloon. The cabins are spacious and airy, with opening windows, and hot and cold running water. The whole ship has the benefit of central heating.


In spite of her heavy, tough appearance the ship handles well. The Ideaal is in her element particularly in a stiff wind. There is no doubt you will enjoy your ideal sailing trip onboard this ship!

Prices & Availability

Price 2024
Week:  € 8.600,00
Midweek:  € 5.500,00
Weekend:  € 4.200,00
Day/evening trip:  € 2.840,00
Final cleaning  included
Price 2025
Week:  € 8.940,00
Midweek:  € 6.050,00
Weekend:  € 4.360,00
Day/evening trip:  € 2.950,00
Final cleaning  included