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Flying Dutchman
Sail with a legend.
Captain Klaas takes good care of both crew and guests. For a good reason many of his crewmembers have been sailing the ship for years. Together they bring a good and informal atmosphere aboard this seaworthy ship. They are very eager to share their passion for sailing and teach you everything there is to know about managing a ship like the Flying Dutchman. As the story goes the Flying Dutchman was doomed by God to sail the 7 seas for eternity, because the Captain made a deal with the devil to reach Cape Good Hope in time. Luckily this is just a legend, and both the Captain and his ship would not need any devilish deals when sailing the races.

Accommodation


The Flying Dutchman is not only a great sailing vessel, but also very comfortable. There is more than enough space to enjoy meals outside together. In the deckhouse, there is plenty of space to relax and play a board game or hang out! The ship can hold up to 28 people. There are 10 two-person cabins and 2 four-person cabins. All cabins are equipped with bunk beds. Each cabin has a private shower, lavatory and air conditioning.

Specifications

Ships type: 2masted schooner
Home port: Amsterdam
Length: 39.55 m
Width: 06.50 m
Draft: 02.50 m
Sails: 7 sails/total surface area of 480m ²
Brutto-Registerton: 120 t
Cruise speed 7 knots under sail

History


The Flying Dutchman was built in 1903 as the fishing vessel KW33. Ever since she was build she has been an active wanderer of the waters around Holland. In 2003 captain Klaas and his wife Xandra saw the potential in this beautiful ship and after some years of hard work the ship was launched as the impressive Tall Ship it is today, carrying passengers instead of cargo and fish. They renamed it the Flying Dutchman after the legendary fictive flying Ghost ship the Flying Dutchman. Superstition has it that whoever meets this ship is doomed to perish with all hands on deck. As protection against such a fate, sailors would nail horse shoes to the mast. Some think that this 17th century legend was made up by the English to put their Dutch rival in a bad light. Willem van der Decken, captain of the Dutchman, who was employed by the Dutch East India Co [VOC] did not manage to round the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) fast enough. Van der Decken then made a pact with the Devil that he would make it, even if he had to sail upwind. God, so the story goes, punished the captain and sentenced him to roam the worlds seas as a ghost skipper in perpetuity. Months turned into years, storms kept raging and pushed his ghost ship from sea to sea to this day. No waves can destroy it while other ships perished nearby.
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