Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Steady

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 aboard 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 her guests comfort in mind. She sleeps six guests in three comfortable twin cabins, with two bathrooms and a spacious living area below deck.

There’s plenty of room on deck too to take in the surrounding views and if the weather should turn, Steady has Musto sailing suits available for her guests.

Mariëlle & Jan-Willem also make full use of the well-equipped kitchen, making varied meals for all the guests onboard – these are all included in the price of your voyage.

Onboard Steady, most guests 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, so 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.

Steady deck plan
Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 10
  • Guest berths : 6
  • Bathrooms : 2
  • Smoking on board? : No
Particulars
  • 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 : 3
  • Are all meals included in the price?

    Yes - all meals are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Drinks) Please note that Alcohol/soft drinks are not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know at the time of booking.

  • What language is spoken on board?

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

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    There are three cosy twin bunk bed cabins.

  • Is there an age limit for Steady's guests?

    Yes, her age limit is 75 years. Please double-check if you have any under 18's

  • How many bathrooms/showers does she have?

    Steady has 2 toilets and 2 showers.

  • Is there WIFI aboard?

    No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore.

  • Are there Life Jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are there Waterproofs available?

    Yes, Steady has Musto sailing suits available if needed.

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a love for adventure.

  • Will I be seasick?

    Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure we recommend you take seasick tablets 24hours before you board.

Skipper profile

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

Steady

Food, sailing and wildlife spotting are of brilliance in equal measure on board Steady. Find out what to expect.

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The History of

Steady

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

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Destinations

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