Houseboat Sailing Charter 'The Fast Victory' - Harlingen

The name has been chosen for a reason. This is the fastest Tjalk sailing ships in The Netherlands!

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Houseboat summary

Enjoy an unforgettable IJsselmeer sailing cruise, discover the Frisian Lakes or go offshore sailing on the Wadden Sea with the fastest Tjalk in The Netherlands. This sailing ship, built in 1914, is 23 meters in length and is perfectly equipped to host groups up to 25 on day trips and 16 on multiple day trips. This makes her the perfect ship for smaller groups. An experienced crew will take care of you during the trip, so no nautical experience is required. But if you wish to hold the ropes yourself, we are glad to welcome you aboard as a temporary crew member!

Houseboat description

The crew is super proud to say that they have won all the official sailing competitions that have been organized for this type of ship multiple times. So yes, it is safe to say that the Fast Victory is indeed the winner of all Tjalk ships in The Netherlands. Not only is she fast, but also very convenient and perfectly equipped of an unforgettable sailing experience in The Netherlands. 


About the ship

Built in 1914 this tjalk is a great ship to sail with it. The ship is well balanced allowing it to sail smoothly and fast. The ship is shallow which allows it to sail greater distances making options for sailing trips plentiful. The ship is 23 meters in length, 4,6 meters in width and the draft is only 0,9 meters. The ship is often used in sailing races because of its speed and great mobility. 


Layout of the sailing ship

On the deck you will find a spacious and sheltered seating area, here you can sit back and enjoy the sea. From here you have direct access to the accommodation below deck. Here you will find an open salon with light wooden tables, heavy seats which in combination with the white walls looks gorgeous.


The four 2-person cabins and two 4-person cabins can accommodate a total of 16 people to enjoy multiple day trips. There is a comprehensive kitchen with a 5-pit gas stove, fridge and the option for a barbecue.


Rates and availability

Prices are dependent on the requirements of your party. We organize both day trips and multiple day sailing vacations for families. Furthermore we are specialized in weddings and customized parties aboard our sailing ship. Given the wide range of opportunities and services, there is not a fixed day price. 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: 16

  • Type & Lenght: Tjalk 23 m.

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Waddensea

  • Capacity day trips 25

  • Departs from: Harlingen

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