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.


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.


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


  • Sail Training

    Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

    01 July - 08 July 2023

    *FULLY BOOKED* The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 1. Join Saeftinghe for a sailing adventure filled with racing, learning and making friends! Step on board in Dutch Den Helder and leave port in a Parade of Sail, before starting the …

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    € 880,-

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