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Specifications of Oosterschelde
Operations: Charter, Corporate Team Building, Deck Events, Educational Programmes, Entertainment, Exhibition, Film or TV Production, Historic Re-enactment, Holiday Travel, Hospitality, Museum, Parties, Sail Training
Class: A
Rig: 3 Masted Topsail Schooner
Year Launched: 1917
Length Overall (LOA): 50 Metres
Sail Area: 891 Square Metres
Home Port: Rotterdam
MMSI: 246011000
Replica of: One of the very few truly historic ships
Permanent Crew: 8
Trainee / Passenger Berths: 24

Oosterschelde is a 50m class A 3 masted topsail schooner launched in 1917.

Join Tall Ship Oosterschelde for an active sailing holiday or hire the ship for a unique event!

The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’, built in 1918, is the largest restored Dutch sailing ship, and is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail.

‘Oosterschelde’ made several impressive journeys since her restoration in 1992. For example, she sailed around the world twice (1996-1998 and 2012-2014), made several expeditions to Svalbard/Spitsbergen and Antarctica, sailed around the world twice and usually sails to Cape Verde in the winter. But the ship is also in use in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and business events.

Sailing on board ‘Oosterschelde’ is a special experience. On board you are not a passenger but part of the guest crew. You don’t need sailing experience, the experienced and professional crew is happy to explain the function of all the ropes, halyards and sheets to you. It can be a tough job because the Oosterschelde does not use any winches to hoist the sails, but after the work is done there's lots of time to relax, enjoy good food, music and each other’s company in the spacious saloon.

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