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About the Mermaid

Built as a cargo ship in 1907, the Mermaid served a long career as a transporter over water.

A drastic overhaul in the year 1990 gave her the right features for sailing as charter ship and she has done so ever since.

The Mermaid is one of the most solid ships of our fleet and promises adventurous sailing.
So step aboard this impressive vessel and see for yourself!

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Aboard the Mermaid

A spacious seating area with a large table welcomes all to sit down and take in the spectacular views over the Wadden Sea, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes.
Together with high railing surrounding the deck and wide gangways, the Mermaid is an excellent choice for those who want to sail with kids.
A tent covers the deck when rain should fall of shadow is needed.

The cosy day room is equipped with entertainment such as a radio, a cd-player, a television, a DVD-player, a library and games.
You can turn up the central heating whenever it gets too cold inside, which means the Mermaid can also be booked off-season.

Each cabin has its own sink with hot and cold running water, a reading light and storage space.
A little port hole can be opened for a breeze of fresh air and central heating keeps the bedrooms warm.

The ship’s kitchen offers numerous possibilities for cooking your own snacks and meals during the sailing trip.
Here, a 6 burner stove, a large oven, 2 fridges, a freezer unit and a coffee machine are available. Also all necessary cooking utensils such as pots, pans, plates, cutlery and glasses are at your disposal.

The Mermaid has on board sanitary facilities; 2 toilets as well as 2 showers.
To add to your comfort, the ship does not have to be docked in a port when you want to use the restroom.

Additional information

  • home port Harlingen
  • the crew speaks Dutch, English and German
  • WiFi on request


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Weekend € 3,370.00
Short Weekend € 2,860.00
Daytrip € 1,900.00
Midweek € 5,030.00
Week € 7,400.00
3 Holidays € 4,670.00
4 Holidays € 5,290.00

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Properties Mermaid

Type Ship Clipper
Capacity 45 persons (day trip)
30 berths
Length 36.00 meter
Width 6.20 meter
Sail Surface 350.00 m²
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Extra information about the Mermaid

Port Harlingen The majority of our sailing ships set out from our home port Harlingen. Located right near the beautiful Wadden Sea, port Harlingen is the best place to start your sailing trip. With the Afsluitdijk closeby, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes are easily reached as well. Step aboard our traditional ships and explore the Netherlands! Port Harlingen is the most important harbour of the province of Friesland. Around the year 1157, the monks of monastery Ludingakerke in the small village of Almenum decided to dig canals to improve the looming trade by water. This smart piece of landscaping made Ludingakerke one of the wealthiest monasteries of Friesland, which turned out to be most profitable for the nearby township of Harlinga. In 1234, Harlingen gained its city rights and 1644 saw the Dutch Admiralty move from Dokkum to the blooming Frisian harbour. Craftsmanship and industry formed the city’s main…

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Sailing week For those who can not get enough of sailing, booking a sailing week is the way to go. Sailing for a week will give you the opportunity to really take your time and explore the Wadden Sea, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes. The ideal sailing vacation for the whole family! Weektrip Sunday 8 PM to Sunday 3 PM. Friday 8 PM to Friday 3 PM. Suggestions for a week sailing From Harlingen At 8 PM, a welcome aboard the ship awaits. We will sail to Vlieland the next morning, with a detour to the seals on the banks between Ameland and Terschelling. Vlieland has numerous sights to see and tons of activities to do, simply ask your captain the best spots on the island. After breakfast we will head for Texel. Here you can learn everything about the Wadden in Ecomare or climb the Eierland lighthouse. Next…

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