The beautiful clipper barge Anna Catharina first touched water at a shipyard in the village of Zwartsluis. Built as a one-masted transporter of peat in 1914, she gained two masts in 1981 and got turned into a charter ship.
Little draft makes the Anna Catharina the ideal ship to go and discover places where ships with deeper draft can not go. Canals for example are easy terrain for this boat and will open a whole new world for sailing fanatics.
Skipper Gerard Hulst literally knows everything about the Eastern Wad and will happily tell you all about the waters surrounding Groningen. With Gerard as your guide and host, your trip without a doubt will be one to remember!
Its signature seating area and large deck make it one of the most popular ships of the fleet, perfectly suitable for all ages. The homely day room offers plenty of room to sit back and relax. Here a stereo set and cd-player will also set the mood. Besides central heating supplying warmth, a special touch was added when a wood stove was placed.
All cabins have their own sink with running water, central heating, a reading light and storage space. The comfortable beds are made with mattress covers, pillows and pillow cases. Duvets can be rented at Rederij Vooruit for € 15,00 a piece, or simply bring your own sleeping bag.
The kitchen is fitted with all the needs to cook and prepare your own meals.
A large gas stove, a fridge, a freezer unit, a big oven, a coffee machine and cooking utensils such as pots and pans are available for use. In addition, tableware and cutlery are to be found in the galley as well.
Also for your convenience are on board sanitary facilities, meaning the ship does not have to be docked in a harbour when nature calls. Below deck you will find 2 toilets and 2 showers.
All cabins with running water, all cabins with central heating.