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Sailing with a traditional flat bottomed motor yacht

7-days Eleven Cities sailing package, overnight stay on board. Total price from:

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Traditional flat bottomed motor yacht

HEEG (NL) – Yacht charter Heeg by de mar in the Frisian village Heeg has thought of something smart for people who love to sail with the typical Dutch flat bottomed yacht, but who hate hoisting sails and lowering the swords: you just put all the disadvantages over board.

The brothers Koekebakker, who rent out 29 traditional sailing ships without captain, allowed a Vollehovense ball to be clipped without remaining a crippled vessel. ‘Waterhoen’ is the name of the 8,10 meters long traditional built and lined vessel without a mast, sails and swords. Everyone is able to go out with this license free motor yacht. The elegant and sturdy ship offers the five passengers, despite its compact measures, a sea of space and a lot of comport and safety.

No sailing license is needed for a boat vacation in Holland
Everyone can book such an amazing sailing vacation as you do not need a sailing license. Sailing with a motorboat is not difficult and the traffic regulations on the water are very simple. You will be informed in advance, so no worries. A friendly and highly skilled instructor will help you the first day. You will get the chance to practice a lot on the yacht. While sailing you will learn all necessary traffic rules. This is a good beginning of your unforgettable holiday on the water.

In- and outer dikes
With a clearance of 1.75 and a draft of 70 centimetres, nothing will be in the way of the renter to choose sailing ways which sailing boats and deep drafted yachts need to  simply ignore, such as the Eleven Cities route. Even Hindeloopen can be reached in dikes! But also rivers and cannels with low fixed bridges in Overijssel and Holland invite the captain of the ‘Waterhoen’ for a surprising tour. The whole Dutch water world is lying at your feet as the new motor ball also feels itself at home on the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea.

Martin Koekebakker: ‘’The motor ball is partly designed for people who always rented a Lemsteraak or Vollenhovense Ball with sail of us, but are not able to hoist the sail anymore due to their higher age. The ship is less sensitive for wind and easier to steer as there is no more gear on the ship. If the sailing lovers of earlier still want to fall dry on the Wad, but are not willing to do this anymore by a sailing ship, we have an excellent alternative for them.’’ Heech by de Mar has made for safety, especially for children a rustproof steel guard rail on her new asset. ‘’This rail suits the line of the ship and is practical for adjusting fenders.’’

A lot of comfort
The propulsion is assigned to a powerful, but quiet and efficient Yanmar diesel motor. Going against the stream along the Hanze cities and the IJssel is not a problem for the yacht. The motor yacht possesses a compass, GPS, VHF and a depth sounder for navigation purposes.

The outside has been executed very luxury with a lot of wood carvings and a teak wood deck, roof and tub. An outside shower has been installed with a roof and tub for the swimmers with hot and cold flooding water. Steering is due to the stiller steer very direct, which makes mooring easier, also at less favorable weather.
The cabin has the comfort of a vacation house: a cooker, heating, refrigerator, sideboard with hot and cold flooding water, radio-CD player and a DVD-player. There is space for five persons on board to sleep. There are three 1-person beds and one 2-persons bed below deck. There is also a toilet room which can be locked with a flushing toilet and an extendable sink with hot- and cold water.

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Price information

The price depends on the season.

• Reservation fees
• 7 days license free motor yacht rental (maximum 1.75 metres height)
• Parking place on charter basis
• Complete kitchen equipment: cutlery, crockery, clean- and detergents
• Legally required boat documentation
• Knot sheet with the most used knots
• Very extensive tour information map with water- and route maps, among a Water card Friesland Holland
• Friesland Holland Assistance (help during breakdown and questions along the way)

• Free Friesland Holiday Passport (unique five-language information book of Friesland worth € 4.95)
• Free Fries Voordeelpas worth € 25, - for hundreds of euro's discount on attractions and products.

• Fuel (Diesel and gas)
• Lying, bridge- and lock fees
• Bed package
• Cleaning of the ship after the journey
• Optional extras

Deposit: €500,-

Daily programm


Details motor yacht

Height              1.75 metres
Width               2.95 metres
Length             8.10 metres
Draft                0.70 metres
Diesel              100 litres
Power             27 pk (20kw)

The yacht has extensive technical equipment amongst an electric refrigerator, hot air heating, warm water, shower in a tub, GPS, VHF, depth sounder etc.
You have 220 volt of power when you are on shore. This is 12 volt of power when you are sailing. You could buy a 12 volt adapter to use your laptop without any problems during the trip.

The motor yacht suits 5 persons.


Route information

Guest information with booked accommodations
Accommodation guide with situation maps of the places to stay
Information about bridges and sluices
• Sneek Magazine
• IJsselmeerkust Magazine
• Newspapermaps: Friese Meren, Friesland Attractions and Routes, Lemmer/Tjeukemeer, Grou/Earnewâld/Drachten en Joure/Langweer/Terherne

ANWB Watermap Friesland B

Stamp card (Only given when a Eleven Cities package is booked)

Boat information

Advice and Conditions

Harbors, moorings
Along the way you will encounter moorings and marinas anywhere, including free construction sites of the provincial organization Marrekrite. These places are indicated on the water map of Friesland.
You can also moor your boat in the city center. In that case you pay demurrage to the harbor master of the municipality. Port fees are calculated per meter length of the ship, it costs about € 1.00 per meter.
Not all bridges charge money, but it is advisable to bring sufficient change. A bridge costs on average € 1.20. These additional costs are for you own expense.

The boat charters which are connected with Friesland Holland Tourist Information have fully equipped, well maintained and good technical conditioned yachts.
The yachts are inspected before each rental period.

Almost everything on board
Friesland Holland yachts are very well equipped. You will receive an inventory list when you arrive. The only thing you may need to take with you are kitchen, bath and hand towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, quilts, covers and sleeping bags.
Sometimes you can rent textile packages.

Fuel, gas and water
The yacht charter gives you a full tank of fuel, a bottle of water and a bottle of gas before you leave the harbor. Consumption is at your expense. Therefore, at the end of the rental period, the boat must be returned with a full fuel tank and water tank.
You can often refilll the tanks near or even at the charter base. The payment of gas should be arranged with the yacht charter.


Cleaning costst are mostly included in the package price. However, clean up the garbage before you leave. 
Any other costs are for own expense and need to be paid to the yacht charter.

To Hindeloopen
The booker of this sailing package may not sail on the IJsselmeer in order to visit the place Hindeloopen, but must use the inland canals (via the lake Morra).
Vertical clearance to Hindeloopen: 3 meter.

Lay-off pay
50% of the booking amount must be paid within 14 days after the invoice date. The remaining amount (50% of the booking amount) must be paid no later than six weeks before the confirmed arrival date which is stated on the invoice made by Friesland Holland. In case of last-minute bookings, when payment is not possible, the rent or package price needs to be paid at arrival.

Damage deposit and own risk
Upon arrival, a damage deposit of 250,- -  500,- Euro must be paid by the tenant to the yacht charter to cover the personal liability.
A valid identity document can often also serve as a deposit.

Hiswa or ANWB contract
The yacht charters work with a Hiswa or ANWB lease contract. You get a copy of this contract and need to respect the conditions of this contact.
When you book this holiday package you automatically agree to comply with the Hiswa or ANWB conditions.

The IJsselmeer is a sailing area for experienced captains which have rough-waterproof ships. Beginners and tenants of smaller yachts are strongly discouraged by yacht charters and Friesland Holland to sail at this lake.

You can park your car at the harbor of the yacht charter.


Sloop Holiday Guarantee

It does not happen very often that the weather is so bad that it is not save to go out by boat. If it does occur that sailing is not save during the sloop package for one or more days, the participants of the sloop can be taken by the shuttle bus of Friesland Holland:

  1. From the starting location to the first hotel
  2. From one hotel to other
  3. From the last hotel to the finish

In this way the sailors of the sloop can still enjoy their ending destination(s) at bad weather.

When the weather conditions are better, judged by Friesland Holland, the guests will be taken back to the location where the sloop is left behind, or the sloop will be sailed to a location from which the bookers can continue their trip. You can only take out the sloop guarantee insurance at the moment you book the holiday package, at a minimum of three weeks in advance before the sailing trip. This deal cannot be taken in combination with last-minutes. This offered insurance of Friesland Holland Assistance (shuttle service and skipper) costs €195,- per sloop package, booked a minimum of three weeks in advance before the trip starts.

If you have not taken the sloop vacation guarantee, or you booked it too late, and you want to make use of this during your sloop package, you will pay €295,- per day. In fact this is not so expensive as two persons come in action: a private driver and a private skipper.
Get a guarantee or not, when you are in doubt about the safety always contact the Friesland Holland Travel Service: 0031 (0)561 615 364


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