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Oosterschelde

History

The Rotterdam shipping company has ordered the construction of the three-masted schooner Oosterschelde in 1917. Soon after, the Ship was put into service as a sailing freighter along the coasts of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. The Oosterschelde was owned by several Scandinavian institutions before coming back to the Netherlands. Between 1988 and 1992 three nautical museums came together to restore the Ship with a very close attention to historical detail. That's why being on deck of the Oosterschelde feels like stepping back in time to the era of classical sailing! In 2017 the Oosterschelde celebrated her 100th birthday. Nowadays the Ship sails all oceans, joining Tall Ships Races and Regattas in the summer, exploring Cape Verde during winter and sometimes setting out for faraway adventures.

Ship

An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at home. The stories the crew can tell you are about adventure, exploring the world, and sailing from continent to continent. With several around-the-world Journeys on her track record she has seen it all and done it all, from cruises in sparkling blue waters to the roughest weather rounding Cape Horn. Will you join the Oosterschelde on the next adventure?

Accommodation

The Oosterschelde might be over a century old, but it's fitted very comfortably with all modern conveniences. Up to 24 trainees sleep in 9 cabins, each equipped with a washbasin. Pick a 4-person cabin or a 2-person cabin, it is up to you. Showers (2) and lavatories (5) are communal. After your watch you can relax together with other trainees in the spacious and pleasantly decorated saloon, which hosts reading tables, a sitting area and even a piano! Even in the worst weather, the floor radiation heating and a wood-burning stove guarantee a cozy atmosphere.

Specifications

Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Restored: 1988-1992
Capacity: 24
Length: 50m
Beam: 7,5m
Draught: > 3m
Sail: 891 m2
Height of mast: 36m
Engine capacity: 6 cylinder Deutz, 360PK

JOURNEYS WITH THIS SHIP

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