Steel-hulled tall ship Iris was built in 1916 and now spends her summers sailing the Baltic Sea.
Commissioned as a herring drifter in the North Sea over 100 years ago, Iris has been giving a new lease of life, converted into a comfortable charter vessel and now spends her summers sailing guests on the Baltic Sea.
Her traditional ketch rig combined with her sturdy steel hull make her a great tall ship to learn the ropes and get involved with all aspects of sailing such a historic vessel.
Sleeping 10 guests in 5 private twin cabins, she has generous and considered communal spaces below decks. Guests can relax in the large saloon with dining area, separate sofa area and even a small onboard library! A designated chef cooks all meals aboard in the spacious galley so after a day of exhilarating sailing on the water, you’ll be treated to delicious home-cooked, fresh meals.
Iris is perfect for those seeking an adventure sailing experience exploring the coasts and islands of Sweden and Denmark, crossing the Bay of Biscay or discovering the Breton coast.
- Number of guest berths : 10
- Number of bathrooms : 2
- Cabin configuration : 5 x twin bunk cabins
- Smoking policy : on deck only
- Port of Registration : Rotterdam
- Builder : Figee Vlaardingen
- Engine : Detroit V8 235kw
- Year built : 1916
- Length overall : 35.82m // 118'
- Draft : 2.8m // 9'
- Sail Area : 500SQM
- Beam : 6.66m
- Number of Sails : 9
- Rig : Ketch
- Crew : 3-5
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : No
Are all meals included?
Yes - all meals are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Drinks) Please note that alcohol/soft drinks are not included. There is an honesty bar onboard.
Are there any added extra's?
No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Can cater for vegetarians, but not vegan or gluten-free diets, please check for other dietary requirements.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
5x twin bunk cabins each with a sink and storage space.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
There are two showers and two toilets for guest use
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes when connected to shore power or the generator is on, please bring EU adaptors
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a need for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure. Ginger tea and biscuits also help with sea sickness.
Is bedding included?
All bedding is included. Please bring your own shower and/or swim towels
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