For a couple of years now, a Yacht called “Waterhoen” has been exploring the Dutch rivers and Canals.
She has been especial made for our customers who love to sail on one of our traditional yachts but for one reason or another, the experience of raising the sails and pulling up the leeboards has become too heavy.
The type of ship is called a Flatt-bottom Yacht, still a traditional Yacht. This yacht is "one of a kind" and unique on the dutch waterways.
We have removed the leeboards and mast and all other spars. You still use the traditional “tiller” to steer.
We have removed all the rigging, this made the ship less susceptible to wind and therefore easier to handle.
For safety reasons (especially for kids) we have added a sea – railing . This railing completes the ship and comes in handy to tie on the fenders when mooring.
The air draught is only 1.75m. and the draught is 0.70m. Which means you can explore all rivers and canals. Never the less the ship is still suitable to sail on the Waddensea and IJsselmeer, to enhance performance we have built in a powerful new Yanmar3YM30 engine.
The onboard navigation equipment is extensive: GPS, Mari phone, Compass and Depth sounder.
The inclusion of lots of woodwork and teak decks on these ships give lots of character.
In the cockpit there is a shower with hot and cold water which is nice after swimming.
Other equipment on board: refrigerator,microwave, hot and cold water, bimini, heating, Radio/CD/DVD – player.
- 5 Berths, toilet and sink with hot and cold water.
Because of the overwhelming positiv reactions of our customers we added the “Aalscholver“ 8.60 mtrs. and the “Lepelaar” 9.10 mtrs to our charterfleet.
As you can see, we are very proud that these ships have been added to our Charter fleet, it has all the comfort you could wish for, is easy to handle but still retains the comfort and cosiness of a traditional Yacht.
Interested? Take a look at our website www.heechbydemar.nl for more photo’s and Information.
You can make your Reservations online or contact us in case you have more questions. We would love to welcome you.