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This traditional fishing ship was built completely from wood in 1902. In 1957 the wooden hull was replaced by a steel one. The ship continued to operate as a modern fishing cutter until 1981 and brought the catching of other ships to the fish handling very fast home. In 1998 the two-mast- schooner Twister was completely converted into a luxury sailing ship with the feel of a yacht.


The Twister was built in 1902 and renovated in 2012 in order to provide all the new safety features and modern comfort. These days she is a very fast and reliable sailing vessel. The modern rigging system and  gracefully designed lines enable the her to perform excellently both on the IJsselmeer, Baltic Sea and out on the ocean. She usually sails around the Baltic Sea area, cruising along the German coast to Denmark, Sweden or further away.

Come on board for an exciting sailing trip aboard the seagoing two-masted schooner. You will surely enjoy yourself, whether at the helm, on deck or in the cozy wheelhouse. The Twister’s accommodation plan makes her a perfect Ship for families.

Become a trainee on the Twister and enjoy sailing together with professional captain and other passionate sailors.


The Twister is sailed with a Skipper and first Mate, who are both full time professional sailors, and up to 20 trainees. Accommodation for the trainees consists of 2 two bed cabins, 4 three bed and 1 four bed cabin. The saloon is very generous and separated to the galley. The Twister is a very spacy and comfortable vessel. The cabins have a washbasin and storage space for your luggage. Shower / WC are in the corridor.


Shipping type: Two-masted schooner
Homeport: Harlingen
Date built: 1902
Restored: 2012
Capacity: 22
Length: 35 m
Beam: 6,20 m
Draught: 2,80 m
Sail: 350 m2
Height of mast: 27,5 m
Engine capacity: Mercedes