The Oosterschelde is the ony remaining
representative of an extensive fleet of three-masters that sailed
under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This vessel, with her size, elegance, excellent sailing
characteristics and her perfect restoration, commands respect.
The name Oosterschelde is taken from a river called the “Shelde”,
that runs from France, through Belgium and the Netherlands before
reaching the sea. In the Netherlands the river splits in two, the
eastern “ooster” and western parts.
Having undergone many changes through the year, in 1988 the
ship was bought and restored to her former glory. The restoration
took two years to complete with the co-operation of three maritime
museums and much public support.
The Oosterschelde now earns her living as a historical sailing
ship, making cruises worldwide and providing a stunning venue for
a whole host of activities on board.
Type of Ship: Three-masted Topsail Schooner
Year Built: 1918
Length Overall: 50 metres
Beam: 7.5 metres
Draught: 3.0 metres
Mast Height: 36 metres
Sail Area: 891 sq. m
Tonnage (GRT): 400
Engine: 360 hp
Day Guests: 100
Cabins: 8 twins & 4 quads
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