Saeftinghe has proven itself as a unique sailing yacht that can be used anywhere. Sturdy yet comfortable, reliable and safe, easy to steer, contemporary classic and built to last. This robust but beautiful yacht combines luxury with durability. When under sail you can enjoy being outside sitting under the Bimini sun awning or take comfortable shelter inside the large and luxury pilothouse.

Saeftinghe sails with a permanent crew of 4 people, accommodating up to 8 trainees per journey. It is a family yacht, and the owners’ children often join the voyages.


Saeftinghe was designed by a Dutch naval architect Bekebrede and subsequently built in 1993 in De Vries Jachtwerf, Lemmer, Netherlands. Nowadays the yacht is an expedition sailing ship for Arruno Exploration.


8 trainees sleep in 5 cabins on board. 4 toilets and 3 showers are shared. The dining area has been designed to comfortably fit 13 people. The spacious galley hosts an induction stove and everything you need to prepare tasty meals. The comfortable layout makes Saeftinghe suitable for long sailing trips and wooden interiors, made by the best Dutch craftsmen, make the spaces cozy and inviting.


Shipping type: BM Ketch

Homeport: Oostende, BE

Date built: 1993

Restored: n/a

Capacity: 8

Length: 23,5 m

Beam: 5,65 m

Draught: liftable keel from 1,85 to 3,25 m

Sail: 221m2

Height of mast: 23 m

Engine capacity: 125 HP

Displacement: 55 t

Upcoming journeys with Saeftinghe

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Den Helder (NL) - Copenhagen (DK)

02 Jun 2024 - 11 Jun 2024

To the Baltic! Discover the breathtaking waters of the North Sea and Baltic on board the sailing ship Saeftinghe. Departing from the north of the Netherlands,...

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Klaipeda (LT) - Helsinki (FI)

29 Jun 2024 - 06 Jul 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 1. Join the beautiful Saeftinghe for the first leg of the 2024 Tall Ships Races! Step on...

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Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. This stunning Journey will take you from Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland to...

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Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. The second Cruise in Company of this year's Races will bring you to the...

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Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Ready for some serious racing? Join Saeftinghe for the last race of this year's Tall Ships...

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Szczecin (PL) - Copenhagen (DK)

04 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024

Treasures of the Baltic Sea 1. Explore the Baltic aboard sailing ship Saeftinghe, sailing from Szczecin in Poland to enchanting Copenhagen, Denmark. Step on board during...

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Copenhagen (DK) - Copenhagen (DK)

18 Aug 2024 - 25 Aug 2024

Sail out of Copenhagen in a beautiful journey exploring the Baltic Sea. Sail to Sweden or Poland, making stops in different places to stretch your sea...

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