Sailing with traditional sailing ship Averechts ***


De Averechts in het Nederlands

Die Averechts auf Deutsch

The Averechts in English

Welcome aboard !

Sailing trips exact the way you like it!
Very suitable for company outings, family reunions, meetings with friends, etc.

Calender: Check here the availability of the Averechts

               Binnen bij de Averechts is er ruimte om met zijn allen een maaltijd te nuttigen. De catering kan de verzorging totaal van u overnemen.

The ship

The Averechts is called the luxurious hotel among the traditional sailing ships. This 37 meter long ship (type: klipper) was originally built in 1892, and was rebuilt in 1995 into an atmospheric and comfortable charter ship.
Inside there is a comfortable common area to relax, have meals together, have meetings and presentations, do games etc. It is also great to be outside on deck or in the sociable sit compartment.

Information Averechts

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Sleeping places:          
Day tour capacity:      

Two person cabins:      
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Auszug der Averechts

On IJsselmeer and Waddenzee

From the pitoresk village Harlingen, the Averechts sails the IJsselmeer and Waddenzee. Together we decide the route.

We will visit the Ilands Terschelling, Vlieland or Texel or the ncie little harbor towns and fishing villages like Makkum, Urk, Medemblik, etc. We will do sighseeings, excursions or other activities.

Or would you prefer to sail on a sandbank to let it fall dry and watch seals?

Vaargebied Averechts


Raising the sails, navigate, steer, or.... lounge around?
This is the way to get to know each other in a total different setting! the quietness of the sailing is something everybody loves. Unforgettable!

All our trips are tailor-made: you decide yourself your programm, time-table and activities, or choose from the existing arrangements.
You can cook for yourself if you want, or choose to use our excellent catering service.

This way, you have optimal freedom.

Optimale vrijheid aanboord van de Averechts, u kunt kiezen uit zelf koken of catering. Een barbeque verzorgen we ook graag voor u.

Many possibilities

There are so many possibilities:
- help our lounge around
- enjoy the silence of the sailing, or take advantage to make a lot of noice
- a day on the IJsselmeer or a week to the Waddensea (or anything else)
- anchor somewhere and have a nice swim, or waterski or wakeboard
- cook for yourself or let us do it for you
- time to have meeting, presentation, games, dinners, party's etc.
- etc.

hard aan het werk aan boord van de Averechts. Dit gaat om een dagtocht vanuit Amsterdam langs het Paard van Marken door naar Volendam. Na een wandeling door het dorp met groepsfoto weer de zelfde weg terug.


Would you like to go sailing entirely untroubled? We can take care of an excellent catering for you (not obliged)!  Coffee with pie on arrival,  a lunch buffet with soup, luxurious bread, salads, fresh fruit etc,  delicious snacks, appetizer, superb barbeque…. you name it! Do you have special wishes? No problem at all, if we can do it we will!

Catering possibilities Averechts
Catering op de Averechts staat voor u klaar om al het lekkers te klaar te maken wat u maar wilt. De drankjes schenken we ook graag voor u in.


The best parties take place in the middle of the water!
We find us a place on the water so disturb nobody.
The bar opens, and the festival can burst out!
You can bring you own music (music installation is present), or choose from several possibilities of live music or theatre theater-entertainment.

You can sleep aboard so no worry about alcohol and travic. The following morning, after a nice breakfast, you can choose to go home or sail some more!

Een bedrijfsuitje kan zeer gezellig worden aan boord van de Averechts. Een gitaar licht al klaar voor de gasten. Een goede geluidsinstallatie is natuurlijk ook aanwezig.

Live Entertainment

There are various possibilities of life entertainment!

A band with Dutch Folklore songs, a troubadour, popsingers, theater interactive entertainment, a jazz-accordeonist, you name it!

If you have any special ideas, we are happy to help you organize!
You can make your sailing trip real special!

Own music
You can use our cd player (with i-pot plug) and karaoke player.

Dit vinden we zelf de leukste entertainment tot nu toe op de Averechts. Het is het Zuiderzee combo die gezellige meezingliederen zingt.

Teambuilding en activities

Together we raise the sails and put them down again!
We set our course to our destiny and try to keep this course!

Extra activities for teambuilding are possible, such as workshop making seemans knots, quizes, workshop cooking (and eating!).

With us you can waterski and wakeboard!

We also can provide professional training workshops for companies, such as "working together more effectively" of "bargaining".

Pleas click here for a look at some more possibilities.
teambuilding op de Averechts


A sailing trip can be relaxed or full of adventure.
If you like, you can steer the ship yourself and take over!
We would be happy to help.
We can turn the trip into a sailing-course. After doing a bit of theory, you can practice. For example plan your trip to one of the islands, and try to really arrive!
Navigeren kan je leren op de Averechts. Schipper Tom legt graag uit hoe u met passer en lineaal een koers uitzet en hoe je aan de horizon een aantal dingen kan herkennen.

Packaging for your sailing trips

You can decide your own route, in consultation with the skipper and depending on wind and wheather.

Possibilities are for example:
Weekend to the Island Terschelling or Vlieland.
For longer tours, we are glad to make a nice package based upon your wishes and possibilities. The longer your tour, the more possibilities there are!
Please contact us!

Waar gaat de dagtocht met de Averechts deze keer dan naar toe? Naar Volendam, Pampus, het Muiderslot of Monnickendam? Maar mooi weer is het.

Sail along with us!

Frequently, we offer very cheap possibility for individuals to sail along with us.
More information and data

The captain: Tom Schaefers

Tom is sailing ever since  his youth. First with scouting, later in all holidays. As a sailor he drove to East-Germany, Belgium and France. In 2002/2003 he sailed during one year to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands and Azores with his family. In 2006 Tom worked as a captain on traditional sailing ships on the IJsselmeer. Since Mai 2007, he is the proud owner and captain of his own traditional sailing ship the Averechts.

Schipper Tom aan boord van de Averechts. Als het een beetje meezit mag u zelf natuurlijk ook sturen. Als u nog nooit gevaren heeft leert u dat binnen 15 minuten.

Information and reservation:

For reservations in summertime: (between April 15 and October 15)
for sailing on Waddenzee and/or IJsselmeer, departure: Harlingen
Please contact:

Rederij „Vooruit“ - Holland- BV

Tel: + 31(0)515-531485

For reservations in wintertime (between October 15 and April 15)
for group accomodation with mini cruise in Amsterdam
Place: Amsterdam
Please contact:

Karin van Beek (Averechts Sailing ship)
Tel: +31(0)6 3090 4541

Free visit
We would be happy discuss the possibilities with you in person. For that, and for general questions you can contact the skipper: Tom or Karin, tel: +31 63090 4541, Email:

Calender: Check here the availability of the Averechts

We hope that you choose the Averechts for your sailing trip!
Welcome aboard!


Prices 2011

Rent of the Averechts, without catering and other activities:

€ 2.000,- : Daytour (
8 hours flexibel between 9.00 uur en 19.00 uur)
€ 2.950,-:  Short weekend (fri 17.00 - sat 17.00 or sat 17.00 - sun 17.00)
€ 3.150,- : Weekend (fri 20.00 - sun 17.00)
€ 4.210,- : Workingdays (sun 20.00 - fri 15.00 uur)
€ 6.200,- : Week (sun 20.00 - sun 15.00 or fri 20.00 - fri15.00 uur)

Other rental periods negotiable.

Amount of persons
Daytours: maximum 50 persons
Tours with overnight stay: maximum 30 persons

Price includes:
crew, (skipper and sailor)
tourist tax
1 motorhour a day

Not included:
Catering (we would happily provide!)
Sleepingbags and towel (you can bring yourself, or rent for € 14,50 p.p.)
End-cleaning (you can do yourself, or let us do it for € 100,-)
Cancellation-, travel-, and storm insurences (we can provide)

The beds are standard provided with matrass fittet sheet, pilow and pilowcase. You can bring your own sleeping bag and towel, or rent from us a cover and towel for € 14,50 per person.
All beds are 2 x 0,8 m.

The general conditions of the BBZ are applicable.


Group accomodation in Amsterdam in wintertime
from about November 15 till April 15

In wintertime we sail from Amsterdam:
Gevleweg 116
1013 AX Amsterdam

This is the ideal location for your group accomodation in Amsterdam, or to start your sailing tour to for example Zaanse Schans, Pampus and Volendam.
The whole ship exclusively for yourself, this will make your stay in Amsterdam very special and unique!

More information about group accomodation

Sailing in wintertime
Somebody dares? We sail if you want to!
Dagtocht Volendam
Dagtocht Muiderslot
Dagtocht Pampus
Dagtocht Zaanse Schans
Smartlappen arrangement met live muziek!
Weekend Pampus - Hooft - Volendam
Barbeque - Feestarrangement

For information and reservations in the winterperiod:
Karin van Beek
Tel: +316 30904541

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