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Tecla

History

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.

Ship

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. She cannot be confined by borders, as she sails all around the world. She won her first Trans-Atlantic Challenge, and has crossed the oceans as she sails wherever her crew want her to go. She has rounded Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and 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, occasionally going as far as Antarctica and the Pacific! Join the adventure. Become an explorer. Sail with Tecla.

Accommodation

Aboard the Tecla you sleep in roomy two-person cabins with private shower and lavatory. Each cabin has central heating, closet space and reading lights, so you can enjoy every comfort you will need to relax after watches. Dinner is served on the lower deck, where you can also find a seating area with a bookcase and music system. It's a cozy space for exchanging sailing stories with your crew mates and making new friends.

Specifications

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

JOURNEYS WITH THIS SHIP

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