Iris


Quick Facts

Ship Type

Ketsch

 

Sailing Destinations

europewide

 

Ports of departure

europewide

 

Data

Length: 36,20 m

Width: 6,66 m

Draft: 2.80 m

Sail area: 500 sqm

 

Capacity

Overnight: 8-10 persons

Day trips: 36 people



Internal structure & extras

Cabins with sink

5 x 2 cabin

 

Sanitary facilities

Showers: 2

Toilets: 2

Kitchen equipment

Gas stove

Oven

Refrigerators (355l & 230l)

Freezer compartment (292 l)

Filter coffee machine

Extras

Bed linen incklusive

 



Ship Description

Period 1916-1974
The IRIS was commissioned by "The Nereus Shipping Company" in 1916. As a herring lugger she made five voyages north to the vicinity of the Shetland Islands. As "Pallas" she remained in the herring fishery for ten years. Fortunately, the ship suffered no damage during and after the war.
When herring fishing is no longer profitable in 1920, the Pallas is sold to Sweden. There it is converted into a cargo ship and renamed "Age". From then on, the ship sailed for more than 40 years from Svendborg in the Baltic Sea and the Bothnian Gulf.


Period 1974 - 2001
In 1975, the lugger returns to the Netherlands and is converted into a seaworthy sailing vessel. It is now called "Geesje van Urk" and is used for sailing and management training.

Period 2001 - until today
In 2001 Ben takes over the ship and changes her name to IRIS. IRIS is the goddess of goodness and is sent by the supreme god Zeus to bring good messages to the people. Equipped with a torch and beautiful wings, she is carried by the rainbow and is faster than the wind. The IRIS also wants to bring good and is a fast ship of its kind. The accommodation on board is comfortable and the ship is suitable for worldwide sailing.


For multi-day cruises, there is room for 8 to 10 guests in one of the five double cabins. The 2-person cabins are equipped with washbasins, hot and cold running water and storage space. Up to 36 people can come aboard for day cruises. The spacious lounge, with its ample seating area and separate dining area, provides ample space for various activities such as socializing, dining, as well as workshops, training and meetings.


Sailing trips Iris 2023

0428IR23 - „Côte normande“ - from Rotterdam to Che
  Friday, 28.04.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Rotterdam to Sunday, 07.05.2023 (10:00 a.m.) to Cherbourg   Cruise description: The coast of Normandy is characterized by steep rocky cliffs, long, fine sandy beaches, dunes as w ... (Read More)
1.300,00 €
0507IR23 - „Côte bretonne“ - from Cherbourg to Gul
  Sunday, 07.05.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Cherbourg to Sunday, 14.05.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to the Gulf of Morbihan   Cruise description: Discover the unique coast of Brittany under sail - you can't miss this chance. On this ... (Read More)
1.200,00 €
0522IR23 - The pure sailing experience!
  Monday, 22.05.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Golf du Morbihan to Wednesday, 31.05.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Amsterdam   Cruise description: Would you like to experience the pure sailing experience aboard a traditional sailing sh ... (Read More)
1.100,00 €
0602IR23 - Milestone cruise from Amsterdam to Kiel
  Friday, 02.06.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Amsterdam to Sunday, 11.06.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Join the traditional sailing ship Iris on her way from Amsterdam to Kiel! A varied sailing trip, ... (Read More)
1.300,00 €
0612IR23 - Baltic cruise - Danish South Sea
  Monday, 12.06.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Friday, 16.06.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: A summer sailing trip through the Baltic Sea. Five days of sailing pleasure on the traditional tall ship Iri ... (Read More)
720,00 €
0626IR23 - Set sail towards Denmark!
  Monday, 26.06.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Sunday, 02.07.2023 (04:00 p.m.) at Copenhagen   Cruise description: Experience Scandinavia! Come aboard the Iris and spend six unforgettable sailing days aboard the tradi ... (Read More)
880,00 €
0702IR23 - 1000 Islands from Stockholm
  Sunday, 02.07.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Copenhagen to Friday, 14.07.2023 (10.00 a.m.) to Stockholm   Cruise description: Around Stockholm lies the breathtaking "Stockholm Archipelago" with its more than 30000 islands, ... (Read More)
1.700,00 €
0714IR23 - Stockholm Archipelago I & II
  Friday, 14.07.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Stockholm to Friday, 21.07.2023 (10:00 a.m.) to Stockholm   Cruise description: Around Stockholm lies the breathtaking "Stockholm Archipelago" with its more than 30000 islands, s ... (Read More)
990,00 €
0721IR23 - Stockholm Archipelago I & II
  Friday, 21.07.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Stockholm to Friday, 28.07.2023 (10:00 a.m.) to Stockholm   Cruise description: Around Stockholm lies the breathtaking "Stockholm Archipelago" with its more than 30000 islands, s ... (Read More)
990,00 €
0728IR23 - Scandinavia meets Hanse Sail!
  Friday, 28.07.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Stockholm to Tuesday, 08.08.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Rostock   Cruise description: Experience the perfect mix of Scandinavian nature and Hanseatic sailing enthusiasm. The cruise is s ... (Read More)
1.700,00 €
0814IR23 - Route cruise from Rostock to Kiel
  Monday, 14.08.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Rostock to Friday, 18.08.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Are you looking for a varied time out on the water? - Then this summer sailing trip is just right for you ... (Read More)
690,00 €
0818IR23 - Summer sailing weekend
  Friday, 18.08.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Kiel to Sunday, 20.08.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Get away from the stress of everyday life for a short while and treat yourself to a relaxing break. A sailin ... (Read More)
300,00 €
0821IR23 - Bike and Ship Denmark
  Monday, 21.08.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Sunday, 27.08.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Whether on the deck of the sailing ship or on the saddle of your bicycle, this trip will allow you to feel t ... (Read More)
1.015,00 €
0904IR23 - Late summer cruise in the Baltic Sea
  Monday, 04.09.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Friday, 08.09.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Summer is slowly coming to an end, the heat is abating and you can expect fabulous sailing days on the Balti ... (Read More)
690,00 €
0908IR23 - A short getaway! - Sailing weekend
  Monday, 04.09.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Friday, 08.09.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: Summer is slowly coming to an end, the heat is abating and you can expect fabulous sailing days on the Balti ... (Read More)
290,00 €
0911IR23 - Autumn vacation at sea
  Monday, 11.09.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Friday, 15.09.2023 (04:00 p.m.) at Kiel   Cruise description: Spend a unique autumn vacation on board the traditional sailing ship Iris! Five days of sailing pleasure lie ... (Read More)
690,00 €
0920IR23 - Summer end sailing trip Baltic Sea
  Wednesday, 20.09.2023 (08:00 p.m.) from Kiel to Sunday, 24.09.2023 (04:00 p.m.) to Kiel   Cruise description: We leave the summer behind and use the last warmer days for an extended weekend cruise on the Baltic Sea. ... (Read More)
550,00 €
0925IR23 - On the tracks of the navy
  Monday, 25.09.2023 (10:00 a.m.) from Kiel to Thursday, 28.09.2023 (04:00 p.m.) at Wilhelmshaven   Cruise description: Attention naval comrades! Take your chance and embark on an impressive journey aboard the traditi ... (Read More)
540,00 €