The ‘Noorderlicht’, a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig is capable of sailing the seven seas, and is therefore well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail.
The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The qualified captains have a great experience of the oceans. Together with the rest of the crew, they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable journey. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel.
- Passengers : 20 in 10 cabins
- Staff&Crew: 5
- Length: 46meters (153feet)
- Breadth: 6.5meters (22feet)
- Draft: 3.2meters (11feet)
- Ice class: strengthened bow
- Displacement: 300 tonnes
- Propulsion: 360 hp diesel
- Speed: 6knots average cruising speed
Cabins & Amenities
The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travellers in small twin cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. Shared shower (4) and toilet (5) facilities are conveniently located.
All cabins have a small hatch in the ceiling which vary in size, except cabin 6 which has a small, locked porthole in the ceiling but ventilation slots in the door.
On occasion and depending on weather situation those hatches will be opened by the crew to allow fresh air ventilation of the complete lower deck (including cabin 6) while passengers go ashore.
The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of “Register Holland”.