Steady is a 1993 steel hulled staysail that ensures her guests sail Scotland and the North Sea in comfort.

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Join Jan-Willem and Mariëlle Kerkmeer on board their 1993 Dutch ketch as they sail the seas of Scandinavia and Scotland. Since she was built, Steady has been used as a charter vessel, so is fully kitted out with guests in mind. She sleeps eight people in four comfortable twin cabins, with two bathrooms and a spacious kitchen and living area below deck. There’s plenty of room on deck too, and Jan-Willem and Mariëlle have Musto sailing suits available for if the weather turns. They also make full use of the well-equipped kitchen, making varied meals for all the guests on board – these are all included in the price of your voyage. For eight-day voyages, you will also be able to enjoy one meal ashore, and longer voyages (ten and twelve-day) there will be two dinners ashore – these aren’t included in the price of your voyage.

On board Steady, most like to lend a hand with the sailing of this eye-catching vessel, and Jan-Willem and Mariëlle are excellent teachers if you do want to get involved. They will cater for all abilities, and if you’d rather sit back and relax with a book, then that’s fine too! Steady’s voyages explore the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and St Kilda, an area of unspoilt wilderness and breathtaking beauty in the Western Isles of Scotland. Her trips give you access to the most captivating and remote hidden secrets of this incredible and beautiful place. As you cruise through this stunning marine landscape you will likely be lucky enough to experience close encounters with rare wildlife and have time to soak up the unique and fascinating history and culture of the Hebrides and St Kilda.

Watch this short video of Steady sailing around Oban.

  • Total number of berths : 10
  • Guest berths : 8
  • Bathrooms : 2
  • Smoking on board? :
  • Designer : George Beuhler
  • Builder : Stocznia Wiswa, Gdansk
  • Year built : 1993
  • Displacement : 53 tonnes
  • Length overall : 22m/72'
  • Draft : 1.9m/6'2"
  • Beam : 5.4m/17'7"
  • Rig : Staysail Ketch
  • Number of sails : 5
  • Crew : 2
  • Are all meals included in the price?

    Yes - except the one or two meals that you'll have ashore.

  • What language is spoken on board?

    Jan-Willem and Mariëlle are Dutch, however they are fluent in English too.

  • Are waterproofs provided?

    Yes - for approx. £40 per trip. Bring your own if you've got them!

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    There are four twin cabins which have bunkbeds in. They're pretty cosy and small, but remember you're on a boat not in a hotel.

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Mariëlle & Jan-Willem Kerkmeer

Jan-Willem and Mariëlle Kerkmeer live and breathe sailing, and share their passion for Steady and the sea with their guests.

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Life onboard


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Having been only built in 1993, Steady is still making her history. Discover how to be part of it.

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