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Spacious and comfy Lemsteraak for 6 to 8 persons







Vessel Name: Zephyrus
type of vessel: Lemsteraak Deckhouse

Length 13 metres
Width 5 metres
Draught 1.20 metres

Number of cabins 3
Saloon 2 berths
Number of fixed berths 6
Drinking water
Hot water boiler
CD radio

Hand- held GPS
Shore power 220 V
Engine Diesel Nanni 115 HP

The Lemsteraak Zephyrus is a yacht that was built in 1965 at the Balk boatyard in accordance with original techniques. The vessel has a gaff-rigged mainsail, a furling system and a jib. Furthermore, the Zephyrus is equipped with a hydraulic steerage unit and a 115 HP diesel engine.

The yacht has a very spacious cockpit and a comfy deck-house. The vessel is available without a skipper, in which case, at least two people must have sufficient and demonstrable experience. If you personally do not have sufficient sailing experience, you can hire a skipper on request. You must bear in mind that there is then space for 6 guests.

The vessel lends itself perfectly to splendid sailing trips past the historic harbour towns along the banks of the IJsselmeer. In addition, you can experience the intimate atmosphere of Friesland’s lakes and canals and the Wadden Sea, with its beautiful islands not far away.

Charter with Skipper – how does it work?

We offer a few of our larger Lemsteraak sailing yachts for charter including a skipper. This is intended for guests who have little or no experience with flat-bottomed sailing, but still wish to enjoy the special atmosphere on board these classic yachts.
The ‘hired’ skipper is able to navigate alone, using the engine. When sailing, this is a different story. The guests are expected to help to sail the yacht. Experience isn’t necessary, but is helpful! You must bear in mind that there is then space on board for two fewer guests.

We also offer an optional training course, to learn the basics of all aspects of flat-bottomed sailing.

Additional services!

As from 2018, people hiring yachts will be able to order their shopping here and have this delivered to the harbour (only for yachts in Workum):

Payment is either in advance, alternatively we can pay and then settle with our customers in cash, upon their arrival at the harbour. Shopping will then be delivered to the yacht whilst it is, moored in the harbour, or to the Sail Charter Friesland office.

Arrow compass

Pair of compasses / Ruler

Emergency flare (rockets)

“Sailing on the Wadden Sea” handbook

Wadwaaier ‘Wadden Sea Association”

automatic life jackets for the number of people on board

hoistable anchor light, dependent on on-board electricity/power (LED lantern)

Signal cone (engine)

Radar reflector

Swimming ladder

Hand-held maritime phone with charger or emergency antenna

Maps for the German Wadden Sea, Borkum to Ems

Costs: 4% of the charter price of the yacht


As from 2018, anyone chartering a yacht can order bed linen from us; simply use the booking form when booking online, or this can )be done by email.

The costs are EUR 20.00 per person, which includes: duvet, sheets, pillow case, etc. Bed linen will be placed on board the yacht, but the beds will not be made up in advance.


beer glasses*vegetable serving spoontin/bottle openerthermos flask
lemonade glasses*potato serving spooncorkscrewtea pot
wine glasseswooden spoonsievecoffee filter
shot glassessoup spooncheese gratertray
coffee cups*ladlepotato peelerscissors
tea glasses*bread boardspatulawashing-up bowl
soup bowls*bread knifewhiskchamois sponge
plates*sauce panashtrayworktop cloth
forks*coasters2 bowlssqueegee
spoons*pansfrying panmop
knives*skilletkettledustpan & brush

For the items marked with *, there are always two more on board than the maximum number of persons on board.

Marine equipment
anchor & anchor line2 mooring pinsanchor balldeck scrubbing brush
4 mooring ropesrubber hammerflag and polebucket
fendersgas bottle keyfire extinguishersflash-light
hookship hornfirst aid box
ANWB (Royal Dutch Tourist board) almanac I & IItechnical manual
map of Frieslandmap of IJsselmeermap of the Wadden Sea
Some of our larger Lemsteraken we also offer including Skipper. This offer is meant for guests who have little (or no) experience with flat bottom sailing but still want to enjoy the special atmosphere aboard these classic yachts.
The hired skipper can handle the ship on the engine alone. Sailing this is another story. The guests are expected to cooperate in sailing the ship. Experience is not necessary, but nicely included.

We also offer the possibility for training to master all aspects of flat bottom sails.

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