Bontekoe

The Bontekoe is one of the largest clippers and extremely stable with a width of 6.60 m. The ship is sailing very well and safe in almost any weather. Your cruise with the Bontekoe will be an unforgettable experience. The crew’s knowledge of the sailing region and passion for sailing ensure that you are taken to the most beautiful locations in the Netherlands! Would you like to enthusiastically hoist the sails, or would you rather look at the performance of the other passengers while you enjoy a cup of coffee or a cool glass of wine? Everything is possible on board the Bontekoe.

The ship

Lovingly and painstakingly restored, she has been fitted out with comfort, cosiness, and generous light and space in mind. The ship’s salon affords you a fine view of your surroundings, while the spacious galley is well equipped — even boasting beer on tap. On deck, there is plenty of room to walk around, and last but not least, a luxurious bucket seat. A wonderful vessel to sail and relax on.

A night on board 

There are eleven cabins on board: eight cabins for two persons and three four-person cabins. For an additional charge there can be placed two beds extra. Not a single cabin is the same: some cabins are a bit bigger than the others. However, each cabin is equipped with hot and cold water and central heating. In the hallway you'll find the toilets and showers.

History

The Bontekoe was built in Sliedrecht in 1909 with a single mast and worked as a cargo vessel for many years. In 1992, she was converted into a two masted clipper – a passenger ship with the possibility to stay overnight. Robbert van Hasselt has owned the ship since 2014. The experienced permanent skipper of the Bontekoe is Niels Lassing and his mate is Renée van Hasselt (daughter of Robbert, girlfriend of Niels). Willy, Robbert’s wife, and his other daughters, Carien and Maud, also help occasionally.

Harbors

Home harbor
Enkhuizen
Alternative harbor
Lelystad Bataviahaven
Stavoren

Cabins

Number of 3-person cabins
8
Number of 4-person cabins
3

Basic data

Amount of beds
28
Number of people daytrip
45
Number of cabins
11
Number of showers
3
Number of toilets
3

Classifications

Stars
4
HISWA recognized
No
Zoover-classification
Silver
Average of reviews (1-5 stars)
4.90

Rigging

Number of masts
2
Number of sails
6
Sail surface
400

Dimensions

Length ship with bowsprit down (m)
34.00
Width (m)
6.60
Depth (m)
1.40

Ship's hull

Ship type
Klipper
Centerboards
Yes
Beaching possible
Yes

Winches

Automatic sword winches
Yes

Engine

Engine (bhp)
165

Deck / railing

Tall (child friendly) railing
Yes
Plank with railing
Yes

Deck facility

Shelter sun/rain
Yes

Equipment on deck

Dinghy
Yes
Pool step ladder
Yes

Capacity of the accommodation

Number of on board accommodations
1
Seats inside (room 1)
45

Climate control

Heated on board accommodation
Yes

Sanitary

Headroom toilets (m)
1.90
Separate male / female toilet
Yes
Headroom showers (m)
1.90

Media and technology

Sound system
Yes

Entertainment

Books
Yes
Guitar
Yes
Board games
Yes

Other equipment

Locker
Yes

Kitchen and household

Cooker
Yes
Number of pits cooker
6
Oven
Yes

Cook outside

Type of barbecue
Gas barbecue

Small kitchen equipment

Mixer
Yes

Kitchen facilitys

Refrigerator
Yes
Total capacity of cooling space (l)
400-449
Freezer
Yes
Freezer information
150-199
Washing machine
No
Tumble dryer
No

Store

Store cupboard
Yes

Beer and Soft drinks

Beertap
Yes
Own beer permitted
Yes

Sproken Language of Crew

Dutch
Yes
German
Yes
English
Yes

Animals

Dogs allowed
No
Dog on board
Yes

Historic ship data

Year of construction
1909
Location of construction
Sliedrecht
First name of the ship
Neptunus
Charter vessel since
1991
Current owner since
2012

Final cleaning

Final cleaning (mid) week
Not included in rent
Final cleaning weekends
Not included in rent
Final cleaning surcharge
130.00
Final cleaning surcharge for Sundays and public holidays (€)
150.00

Duvets

Duvets (mid)week
Not included in rent
Duvets (weekend)
Included in rent
Duvets extra price per piece (€)
16.00

Bathroom equipment

Badgoedset Engels
Not included in rent
Bath kit set extra price per set (€)
4.00

Service package

Projection screen
Not included in rent
Service packet
65.00