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Bruinvisch

The Bruinvisch gives you a very special Wadden Sea experience. The ship, skipper Cees Dekker and the Kromhout engine are all equally monumental and have merged with one another and with the Wadden nature.

The Bruinvisch is a living, breathing, sailing heritage. The ship smells of yesterday, of linseed oil and brown tar. The ship has 18 beds and may take 24 guests on a day trip. Sailing on the Wadden Sea is an integral part in the Bruinvisch sailing program: sailing on tidal water, beaching on the sandbanks of the Waddensea.... The Bruinvisch also feels at home in the Lauwersmeer, the Frisian lakes and the IJsselmeer.

In 1902, the Bruinvisch slipped in Franeker off the slope. When she stil carried cargo in her sailing time, goods included cattle, peat, potatoes and shells. The current owner, Cees Dekker, restored the ship to its original state: cargo ship under sail. Only the woodwork in the hold is new. Today, the cargo usually consists of holiday makers.  However, the ship is still capable of transporting cargo and occasionally still used as such. Nevertheless, the Bruinvisch offers more than 18 people cozy surroundings for an unforgettable sailing holiday.

Skipper, ship, Kromhout engine, the unrivalled Wadden nature and the people on board make every sailing trip a special experience. The old single-cylinder was one of the first engines that were used in the sailing cargo trade. It is now the last working Kromhout engine in commercial shipping and is not only used for propulsion, but as a rhythm section for concerts on board as well!