Spes Mea

The Spes Mea is a spacious and practically laid out 'Groninger zeetjalk'. On your cruise you will experience how convivial life on board a ship can be: cooking, eating, washing up, hoisting sails, playing games, chatting and enjoying weather, wind and water together. After the cruise, however long it lasts, you will certainly have learned a great deal about sailing on a flat-bottomed ship. This is because the skipper loves to talk about it!

Friendly saloon and expansive galley

In the friendly saloon of the Spes Mea you can sit on the spacious couch around the two large tables. And do you enjoy cooking? Then you will certainly have fun in the well equipped galley – a large six-burner catering oven, good pans and kitchen utensils. All ingredients for a successful meal. Feel like a cold beer? Then you can use the classic beer tap.

Staying overnight on board the Spes Mea

You sleep in one of the eight comfortable cabins: six double and two four-person cabins. Each cabin has one or two (large) bunk beds, a wash basin, lighting, heating, ventilation and power sockets. Two showers and two toilets are located on the gangway. During trips that last several days it is very pleasant to climb into such a comfortable bed after a day on the water!

History

The Spes Mea was built in 1902 by the Boerema shipyard in Martenshoek in Groningen. The tjalk started her career as a sailing coaster that transported goods including coal and livestock to the UK, Scandinavia and Germany. In 1938, the Spes Mea was no longer able to compete with more modern and larger ships, so it became an inland waterways vessel. Approximately 35 years later the Spes Mea was restored to its former glory, and the tjalk was only registered as a charter ship in 1990.

Harbors

Home harbor
Harlingen

Cabins

Number of 3-person cabins
6
Number of 4-person cabins
2

Basic data

Amount of beds
20
Number of people daytrip
25
Number of cabins
8
Number of showers
2
Number of toilets
2

Classifications

Stars
3

Rigging

Number of masts
1
Number of sails
6
Sail surface
225

Dimensions

Length (m)
26.00
Width (m)
5.50
Depth (m)
1.20

Ship's hull

Ship type
Tjalk
Centerboards
Yes
Beaching possible
Yes

Winches

Automatic sword winches
Yes
Manuel sail winches
Yes
Automatic sailing
Yes
Automatic winches
Yes

Engine

Engine (bhp)
165

Deck / railing

Tall (child friendly) 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)
2.00
Separate male / female toilet
Yes
Headroom showers (m)
2.20

Media and technology

Sound system
Yes
DVD player
Yes
Wifi
Yes
Wifi kosten
Free

Entertainment

Books
Yes
Board games
Yes

Kitchen and household

Cooker
Yes
Number of pits cooker
6
Oven
Yes
Microwave
Yes

Cook outside

Type of barbecue
Gas barbecue

Small kitchen equipment

Mixer
Yes

Kitchen facilitys

Refrigerator
Yes
Freezer
Yes
Freezer information
< 100
Washing machine
Yes
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
In consultation

Historic ship data

Year of construction
1902
Location of construction
Martenshoek
Name shipyard
Boerema
First name of the ship
Spes Mea
Charter vessel since
1990
Current owner since
1999

Final cleaning

Final cleaning (mid) week
Not included in rent
Final cleaning weekends
Not included in rent
Final cleaning surcharge
95.00
Final cleaning surcharge for Sundays and public holidays (€)
105.00

Duvets

Duvets (mid)week
Not included in rent
Duvets (weekend)
Not included in rent
Duvets extra price per piece (€)
14.00

Bathroom equipment

Badgoedset Engels
Not included in rent
Bath kit set extra price per set (€)
5.00

Service package

Projection screen
Not included in rent
Service packet
55.00

Prices 2018

including VAT
  • Week on the Spes Mea

    Monday 12:00 to Sunday 16:00
    Friday 20:00 to Friday 09:00
    Saturday 12:00 to Friday 16:00
    max 20 € 4,800
  • Short week (monday morning until friday afternoon) on the Spes Mea

    Monday 10:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 3,100
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday afternoon) on the Spes Mea

    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 3,400
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday morning) on the Spes Mea

    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 09:00
    max 20 € 2,580
  • Weekend on the Spes Mea

    Friday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 2,350
  • Extended weekend on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,100
  • Ascension weekend (3 days) on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,100
  • Ascension weekend (4 days) on the Spes Mea

    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,850
  • Whitsun weekend on the Spes Mea

    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,100
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (3 days) on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,100
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (4 days) on the Spes Mea

    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,850
  • Daytour on the Spes Mea

    max 25 (vr/za) € 950
    max 25 € 950
  • Extra night on the Spes Mea

    max 20 € 300
  • Extra day on the Spes Mea

    max 20 € 750

Prices 2019

including VAT
  • Week on the Spes Mea

    Monday 12:00 to Sunday 16:00
    Friday 20:00 to Friday 09:00
    Saturday 12:00 to Friday 16:00
    max 20 € 4,990
  • Short week (monday morning until friday afternoon) on the Spes Mea

    Monday 10:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 3,250
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday afternoon) on the Spes Mea

    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 15:00
    max 20 € 3,500
  • Short week (sunday evening until friday morning) on the Spes Mea

    Sunday 21:00 to Friday 09:00
    max 20 € 2,690
  • Weekend on the Spes Mea

    Friday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 2,490
  • Extended weekend on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,195
  • Ascension weekend (3 days) on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,195
  • Ascension weekend (4 days) on the Spes Mea

    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,965
  • Whitsun weekend on the Spes Mea

    Friday 20:00 to Monday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,195
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (3 days) on the Spes Mea

    Thursday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,195
  • Corpus Christi Weekend (4 days) on the Spes Mea

    Wednesday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
    max 20 € 3,965
  • Daytour on the Spes Mea

    max 25 € 990
    max 25 (vr/za) € 990
  • Extra night on the Spes Mea

    max 20 € 310
  • Extra day on the Spes Mea

    max 20 € 775