All flat-bottomed ships in the overview

Traditional sailing yachts for 2 - 12 persons rent and sail from various harbours in Friesland and marinas on the Frisian coast: Makkum, Stavoren, Heeg and Leeuwarden

All our flat floors at a glance

Lemsteraak
VR. FRANCISKA

VROUWE FRANCISKA, 10-12
15.00 x 5.20 x 1.10, Leeuwarden


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BRIES

Lemsteraak BRIES, 8
14.45 x 5.20 x 1.10, Makkum


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Lemsteraak
ZEPHYRUS

Lemsteraak ZEPHYRUS, 6-8
13.00 x 5.00 x 1.20, Heeg


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Lemsteraak
ELISABETH

Lemsteraak ELISABETH, 7
10.10 x 4.20 x 0.80, Stavoren


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Vissermanaak
KIKKERKONING

KIKKERKONING, 8-10
14.35 x 5.00 x 1.20, Leeuwarden


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Zeeschouw
DOLLE DRIES

Zeeschouw DOLLEDRIES, 3-5
9.50x3.35x0.80, Leeuwarden


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Vollenh. Bol
IRREGJE HELENA

Vollenhovense Bol IRREGJE HELENA
2-4, 8.50 x 3.30 x 0.70, Heeg


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Zeeschouw
TRIJEMANSKIP

Zeeschouw TRIJEMANSKIP

Zeeschouw TRIJEMANSKIP
3-5, 9.00 x 3.40 x 0.70, Heeg


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Stevenaak
AALTJE ENGELINA

AALTJE ENGELINA, 10-12
22.50 x 5.50 x 0.80, Leeuwarden


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Clipper
DY ABT FAN STARUM

DY ABT FAN STARUM, 26
30.00 x 5.20 x 1.35, Stavoren


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Platbodems


Flat-bottomed ships were built primarily for the Wadden Sea. They are characterized by an extremely flat hull and therefore very shallow draught. Such a ship can fall dry in the Wadden Sea without any problems (i.e. deliberately landing on a sandbank at low tide).

An essential feature of these traditional sailors are the leeboards, which instead of the usual keel (central sword) are designed to prevent the ship from drifting due to wind and current. They can be lowered into the water if necessary.

The boats, some of which are over 100 years old, were formerly used as cargo ships or fishing boats. Today these historical flat-bottomed boats are used in charter operations as holiday yachts.