Small Ships



The vessel was built 1949 in Hamburg “Finkenwerder” in Germany. In her first incarnation the vessel was a fishing boat mainly used in the North Sea. The hull is steel. In 1991 she was reconverted in a sailing vessel.


Strong and reliable sailing vessel. In December 1999 to March 2000 the Meander organized trips to the Antarctic, then via Argentina, Rio de Janeiro, Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, North Carolina and New York, the Azores and then over England back to the Netherlands. Due to its technical and constructional design the 2-masted staysail schooner has the “world-wide ride” certificate. In the years 2007 until 2008 the Meander received another conversion that made the ship even more comfortable.


The Meander is sailed with a Skipper and first Mate, who are both full time professional sailors, and up to 12 trainees. Accommodation for the trainees consists of 6 two bed cabins. A very spacious layout offers this cozy ship on and below deck. There is a large common room with a fully equipped galley and a small separate room - a ship's library. The cabins have a washbasin and storage space for your luggage. Shower / WC are in the corridor.


Shipping type: two-masted schooner
Homeport: Kampen
Date built: 1949
Restored: 2007-2008
Capacity: 12
Length: 25,16 m
Beam: 6,20 m
Draught: 3,10 m
Sail: 350 m2
Height of mast: 27 m
Engine capacity: MAK Diesel, 250 PS