- Ocean passages
- Winter sun
- 2 - 6 days
- 1 week +
- 2 weeks +
Steady is a 1993 steel hulled staysail that ensures her guests sail Scotland and the North Sea in comfort.
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 eight people in four 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 on board – these are all included in the price of your voyage. For seven-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 meals ashore are not 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.
- 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 - all meals (except the one or two meals that you may have ashore) are included in the price (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft/Hot Drinks) Please note that Alcohol is 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 four cosy twin bunk bed cabins. (Please remember that you're on a boat!)
- 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?
- 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.
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