Houseboat 'Kathrin' - Sailing cruises on the North Sea and Baltic Sea

The Kathrin is an excellent seaworthy sailing ship with great qualities, sailing both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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Houseboat summary

The Kathrin has excellent sailing qualities and therefore offers a great experience for thrill seekers! In the summer, the ship can be chartered for multi-day sailing trips on the Baltic Sea, leaving from her port in Kiel.

The rest of the year, she can be found in the beautiful Veerhaven in Rotterdam and can be rented for short or longer trips, for events or as sleeping accommodation. On day trips, up to 36 people can sail along. On multi-day sailing trips, we have room for 24 people. The sailing area of the Kathrin consists of Rotterdam, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Houseboat description

The Kathrin was built in 1920 as a coastguard cutter, serving as a minesweeper by the German Navy. The ship was extended in 1955 and the wooden skin was replaced by steel. After this renovation, the Kathrin was used as a fishing vessel. In 1985, the Kathrin has been restored and refurbished to be able to sail with guests. Because of her excellent sailing qualities, the vessel is also used as a training ship. 

Below decks, a very cozy salon is present, equipped with all the necessary facilities. The salon is very rustic and comfortable. Take a seat at one of the large sofa's and enjoy a meal or a drink with each other. Above, in the deckhouse, there is also room for 12 people.

When the sun is shining, you can enjoy a meal outside on the covered table with seating for 14 people. There is an open galley with professional four-burner gas comfort, large oven, fridge, and freezer.   

In total, there are eight cabins present. There are two 2-person cabins, three 3-person cabins, and three 4-person cabins. In six cabins, a sink is present. 

We offer catering. It is also possible to take care of your own meals and make use of the great kitchen. 

Sailing experience is required.

Note: prices depend on your personal requests, duration etc, so please make an inquiry and we will get back to you with a detailed proposal on short notice!

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Houseboat highlights

  • Excellent sea worthy sailing ship

  • Comfortable cabins

  • Great experience for groups

  • Large table above deck to have great meals!

  • Departing from Rotterdam or Kiel

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