The Alexandra, a robust Zuid-Holland river clipper, was built at the renowned Duivendijk shipyard in Lekkerkerk in 1895. The fast sailing ship was converted in 1932 already. The sails and masts had to make way for an engine. After years of sailing as a freighter, the ship was used as a houseboat from the ’70s until the ’90s.
Since another conversion during the ’90s, the ship has been in use as a charter vessel. Below deck is a very homely daytime accommodation area and spacious two-person huts with washing facilities. The afterdeck has plenty of space to sit as you enjoy the wonderful views or take the rudder into your own hands, should you wish to. There’s nothing better than steering a big ship like this through the waves.
With their vast experience of Dutch inland waters, the skipper and his mate are happy to show you the finest areas of the IJsselmeer, the Wadden Sea or the Frisian lakes. Working out the route and itinerary together will ensure a fun, relaxing sailing trip. If you like, you can help to hoist the sails and operate the leeboards.
The skipper welcomes you aboard this comfortable clipper for a wonderful trip to the Wadden Sea or to visit one of the various centuries-old villages on the former Zuiderzee.
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Other harbors can be arranged if you contact us.