Small Ships



The Oban is a large sailing ship that was built in 1905 in Emden for fishing herring in the North Sea. In those days many loggers were built in Emden, nowadays there are only three of them still in use and the Oban is one of them. Since 1984 the vessel has been used for chartertrips at sea. What is so special about the Oban is her long history. She used to have a rough sailors life, nowadays she offers a homely atmosphere and a high safety standard.


Fast and educational sailing. Nowadays Oban offers plenty of space and comfort for her guests and a high safety standard. As a trainee you will be responsible for running the vessel, along the professional crew. You will take part in steering, standing watches, trimming sails, navigation and also cooking and cleaning. There are six sails on board: kite, jib, jib, fisherman, forestay and the mainsail. In order to use all of them you will have to work together with other trainees. Thus you will build up confidence and trust with each other.


The Oban is sailed with a Skipper and first Mate, who are both full time professional sailors, and up to 24 trainees. Accommodation for the trainees consists of 1 two bed cabins, 2 three bed and 4 four bed cabins. The saloon and galley area are divided into two rooms. The Oban offers plenty of space and comfort. The cabins have a washbasin and storage space for your luggage. Shower / WC are in the corridor.


Shipping type: Logger, Schooner Rigging with fisherman rig gear
Homeport: Kampen
Date built: 1905
Restored: 2014
Capacity: 24
Length: 39 m
Beam: 6,60 m
Draught: 2,80 m
Sail: 410 m2
Height of mast: 28,5 m
Engine capacity: Caterpillar