Medusa

Sail on board the Medusa, previously named Vrouwe Aaltje, and experience an unforgettable sailing adventure. The crew will take you along the IJsselmeer, de Waddenzee and the wonderful inland waterways in Friesland and Overijssel. Come aboard and enjoy an authentic and relaxing sailing experience. The added bonus is that the Medusa is part of the Paradigm Project, which means that for every ton of CO₂ the ship emits, the Medusa donates money for the production of a sustainable wood stove for a family in Kenya.

Be active or rest on deck

Have a beautiful sailing trip and enjoy the weather, the water and being together on board the Medusa. On board you can help with setting course, hoisting the sails and tacking. The skipper will let you in on the finer tricks of the trade. Or perhaps you prefer to get yourself a comfortable place on deck, lay back and let the beautiful world around you go by. It is up to you what you want to do on board this comfortable sailing ship.

Enjoyable evenings and relaxing on board the Medusa

Below deck there is plenty to enjoy during your stay on board the Medusa. You will be pleasantly surprised by the warm and colourful entertainment room and cosy and comfortable kitchen. At the spacious tables you can get together for a splendid meal or an enjoyable evening. There is a special feature for you on the Medusa: one of the cabins can be changed into a sauna in an instant. Talk about relaxing!

Overnight on board the Medusa

Your experience will be extra special if you and your group stay overnight on board the Medusa. After a day of fresh air on the water you will sleep in a comfortable bed in one of the cabins, waking up the next day full of energy. All cabins have running water and heating.

History 

The Medusa used to be called Vrouwe Aaltje when it would take guests sailing on the Dutch inland waterways.

Sailing on the Medusa = a wood stove in Kenya!

The Medusa is part of the Paradigm Project, a project in Kenya that is involved in developing special wood stoves. This stove uses a lot less wood and has lower CO₂ emissions than an open wood fire. For each ton of CO₂ the ship emits, the Medusa donates an amount to Kenya to make one of these wood stoves.

Harbors

Home harbor
Kampen
Alternative harbor
Enkhuizen
Lelystad Bataviahaven
Stavoren

Cabins

Number of 3-person cabins
2
Number of 4-person cabins
4

Basic data

Amount of beds
20
Number of people daytrip
28
Number of cabins
6
Number of showers
2
Number of toilets
2

Classifications

Stars
3
HISWA recognized
Yes
Average of reviews (1-5 stars)
4.70

Rigging

Number of masts
1
Number of sails
6
Sail surface
270

Dimensions

Length (m)
25.00
Width (m)
4.80
Depth (m)
1.15

Ship's hull

Ship type
Tjalk
Centerboards
Yes
Beaching possible
Yes

Winches

Manuel sail winches
Yes

Engine

Engine (bhp)
120

Deck / railing

Solid railing
Yes
Tall (child friendly) railing
Yes
Plank with railing
Yes

Deck facility

Shelter sun/rain
Yes

Equipment on deck

Dinghy
Yes
Pool step ladder
Yes
Angling equipment
Yes

Capacity of the accommodation

Number of on board accommodations
1
Seats inside (room 1)
24

Climate control

Heated on board accommodation
Yes

Sanitary

Headroom toilets (m)
2.20
Separate male / female toilet
Yes
Mechanical ventilation toilets
Yes
Headroom showers (m)
2.30
Sauna
Yes

Media and technology

Sound system
Yes

Entertainment

Books
Yes
Board games
Yes

Kitchen and household

Cooker
Yes
Number of pits cooker
6
Oven
Yes

Cook outside

Type of barbecue
Coal barbecue

Kitchen facilitys

Refrigerator
Yes
Total capacity of cooling space (l)
250-299
Freezer
Yes
Freezer information
< 100
Washing machine
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
1903
Location of construction
Hasselt, Overijssel
Name shipyard
J. Van Aller
First name of the ship
Aaltje
Charter vessel since
1987
Current owner since
2008

Final cleaning

Final cleaning (mid) week
Not included in rent
Final cleaning weekends
Not included in rent
Final cleaning surcharge
105.00
Final cleaning surcharge for Sundays and public holidays (€)
125.00

Duvets

Duvets (mid)week
Included in rent
Duvets (weekend)
Included in rent

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
55.00

Prices

2018

including VAT
  • Week on the Medusa
    Monday 12:00 to Sunday 16:00
    Friday 20:00 to Friday 09:00
    Saturday 12:00 to Friday 16:00
    max 20 € 4,720
  • Short week (monday morning until friday afternoon) on the Medusa
    Monday 10:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 2,830
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday afternoon) on the Medusa
    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 3,060
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday morning) on the Medusa
    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 09:00
    max 20 € 2,775
  • Weekend on the Medusa
    Friday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 1,715
    max 20 € 2,325
  • Weekend with early check in on the Medusa
    Friday 17:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 1,835
    max 20 € 2,525
  • Weekend with early check in and departing on friday on the Medusa
    Friday 17:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 1,960
    max 20 € 2,730
  • Weekend (with Friday afternoon) on the Medusa
    Friday 12:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,080
    max 20 € 2,935
  • Short weekend on the Medusa
    Friday 12:00 to Saturday 17:00
    Saturday 12:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 1,825
  • Extended weekend on the Medusa
    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,300
    max 20 € 3,115
  • Easter weekend on the Medusa
    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 12 € 1,700
    max 20 € 2,305
  • Ascension weekend (3 days) on the Medusa
    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,065
    max 20 € 2,800
  • Ascension weekend (4 days) on the Medusa
    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,595
    max 20 € 3,515
  • Whitsun weekend on the Medusa
    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,300
    max 20 € 3,115
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (3 days) on the Medusa
    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,300
    max 20 € 3,115
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (4 days) on the Medusa
    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 12 € 2,840
    max 20 € 3,910
  • Daytour on thet Medusa
    max 28 € 995
    max 28 (vr/za) € 1,135
  • Extra night on the Medusa
    max 20 € 490
  • Extra day on the Medusa
    max 20 € 790