'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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Sailing ship highlights

  1. Excellent sea worthy sailing ship
  2. Departing from Rotterdam or Kiel
  3. Great experience for groups
  1. Comfortable cabins
  2. Large table above deck to have great meals!

Sailing ship 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.

Sailing ship 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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Property type

Sailing ship

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


8 Bedrooms, 24 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 24


There are two bathrooms present with a toilet and a shower. There are one separate toilet and one separate shower present. In every cabin, a sink is present.  


Number of toilets: 4

Holiday Type




Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided


Music System / CD Player

DVD Player

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Sea Views

Panoramic Views


Child Friendly


About the area

Unlike the most other sailing ships, the Kathrin is mainly sailing on the open sea, both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The North Sea is a border of the Atlantic Ocean in the Northwest of Europe. The Baltic Sea covers a large part of south Scandinavia and the Baltic states. It is located east of the North Sea. 
When sailing the Baltic Sea, we depart from the harbor of Kiel, Germany. For cruises on the North Sea, we depart from Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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Houseboat owner

Pieter en Sas


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Normally within 8 hours
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