Houseboat Frisian sail charter 'The First One' - Sleeps 20

Get ready for a great Frisian sail charter, departing from Harlingen and sailing the IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea and Frisian Lakes.

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Houseboat summary

Booking either a day or multiple day sailing trip, it’s all possible on this two-masted historic sailing ship. With a capacity of up to 30 people on day trips and 20 on multiple day sailing adventures this ship is the perfect fit for any group looking to have an unique sailing experience. The ship departs from the port in Harlingen, Friesland. You can go sailing one of the following waters: the IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Markermeer, Waddenzee. A captain will steer the ship, so no sailing experience is required. 

Houseboat description

Take this opportunity to sail on the formidable Tjalk from 1908. This Frisian sailing charter measures 27 meters in length and 5 meter in width. She was used as a cargo ship up until 1993 when a full renovation was done. Ever since then she has been a sailboat rental and has accommodated many groups. Go sailing with us and you will be blown away with this amazing ship and all that she has to offer.

Layout of this Frisian sailing ship

In the cosy living area below deck is the perfect place to relax after sailing all day. The ship also has a professional 5-pit stove, large oven, fridge an freezer. The ship contains eight bedrooms: four 3-person rooms and four 2-person rooms.  Duvets are included in the rent and are on board for you. All cabins have a sink with hot and cold running water, central heating, a reading light and sufficient storage space for personal items and luggage. There are two bathrooms and four toilets on the ship.

In the cosy lounge area you can relax after, or during a day on the water. Central heating keeps the ship warm, so even during colder temperatures it is still possible to sail very well.

The spacious deck offers sufficient seating for your sailing party and children are of course welcome!
From the benches on the middle deck you have a first-class view of the sea and you can experience real sailing up close. The raised back deck is also a favorite place to sit back and enjoy the ever changing scenery. 


You can prepare your own food, but know that we offer full catering as well. Standard there is a BBQ aboard. Please enquire about our great catering options, from a simple lunch to a wonderful buffet.

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 beds: 20

  • Type & Lenght: Tjalk 27 m.

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Wadden Sea

  • Capacity day trips: 30

  • Departs from: Harlingen

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