Houseboat The Rival - IJsselmeer Sailing Charter

Departing from Hoorn or Enkhuizen we can go sailing the IJsselmeer, or if you want to taste the salt on your lips: the Wadden Sea!

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Houseboat summary

Sailing cruises are something that leave a memory behind in everyone who has been on one. This impressive ship is sure to take you on a journey that you will remember. With various offshore sailing options you won’t be short of choices. You will depart from either Hoorn or Enkhuizen. From there you can go sailing on the IJsselmeer or make a longer journey on the Wadden sea - it’s all within reach. Or have a unique sailing experience on the Frisian Lakes, famous for its beautiful nature. No prior sailing knowledge is required as there is a trained crew who will show you the ropes.

Houseboat description

Built in 1929 this steilsteven is an impressive ship all around. With its 28 meters in length and 5,5 meters in width it’s an impressive sight. Initially used as a freight ship she was converted into a comfortable ship that many have enjoyed sailing cruises on. Being on the deck is amazing and gives you an authentic sailing experience. It’s the perfect getaway with friends, family or for a business trip.

Layout of the sailing ship

f you want to learn about courses, crosses, swings and trimming, then you have found your place! The crew is very experienced and likes to teach you how to handle a ship. Or would you rather stay with a good book on the deck, do you have good conversations or do you scour the horizon with binoculars? You will find all the space you can possibly ask for. Below deck you find a cosy seating area where you can unwind. 

The two 2-person cabins and five 4-person cabins can accommodate a total of 24 people to enjoy multiple day trips. Note that we offer four extra large beds, measuring 2,10 m in lengt.

There are three bathrooms and three toilets on the ship.  There is a comprehensive kitchen with a 6 pit gas stove, oven, fridge and a BBQ.

Rates and availability

Prices are dependent on the requirements of your party. Therefore we kindly ask to fill out the enquiry form on the right side of this page and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Houseboat highlights

  • Nr of bed: 24

  • Capacity day trips: 40

  • Departs from: Enkhuizen & Hoorn

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Wadden Sea

  • Type & Lenght: Tjalk 27,5 m.

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