History of Cherokee

Built in 2000, Cherokee's history is still very much in the making.

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Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her in 2008, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and plenty of space for guests.

Cherokee spends her days sailing around the Shetland Isles, to Fair Isle and even makes the sail every few years to the Faroe Islands. From Ireland to the beautiful coast of Cornwall and Devon, she’ll cross the English Channel visiting the Channel Isles and the Breton coast before sailing down to Spain. From hidden fjord, secluded bays and breathtaking archipelagos, Cherokee strives to give her guests unforgettable sailing holiday experiences at sea.

These voyages are what are constructing her history – why not climb aboard and be a part of it?

Skipper profile

Jouke Lemmers

Jouke bought Cherokee in 2008 after growing up with classic vessels, and turned her into the ship she is today.

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Life onboard


With a schedule dictated by the elements, Cherokee will utilise her sails as much as possible. Get involved or sit back, and relax.

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The History of


Built in 2000, Cherokee's history is in the making. Be a part of this beautiful yacht's story.

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