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This two-masted vessel was launched as the Graaf van Limburg Stirum and put into service for herring fishing. In 1925 the logger was taken out of commission. In 1935 she was sold to a Dane and renamed Tecla. A motor was built in and until 1978 the small coaster was transporting freight like grain, stones and fertilizer between different Danish islands. Meanwhile the ship has returned to the Netherlands and a considerable renovation gave it a new purpose as a sailing charter ship at sea.


One of the most splendid. Experts say this solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. She has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. Tecla can not be confined by borders as she sails all over the world. She won her first Trans-Atlantic Challenge, which is a race around the Atlantic. Tecla has crossed the Oceans and she goes wherever her crew wants her to go. She has rounded Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, furthermore in 2013 and 2019 she has rounded Cape Horn – an accomplishment not many Tall Ships can boast. Nowadays she can be found regularly visiting Scotland, Iceland and Greenland in expeditions which combine sailing and hiking. Join an adventure. Be an explorer. Sail with Tecla.


Aboard this ship you sleep in roomy two-person cabins with private shower and lavatory. Each cabin has central heating, closet space and reading lights, so you have every comfort you will need. Dinner is served on the lower deck, where you can also find a cozy seating area with a bookcase and music system.


Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Restored: 1987
Capacity: 16
Length: 38
Beam: 6,6m
Draught: 2,7m
Sail: 380m2
Height of mast: 23
Engine capacity: 236hp