The Aldebaran is a clipper with a classic look

The Aldebaran is a fast and comfortable two-mast clipper.

The 36-metre long sailingship was built in 1893 as a two-mast river clipper. The traditional look of the ship has been preserved; the sailingship has a beautiful sheer and a rounded bottom, indicating that it is a fast sailer. The Aldebaran is the perfect ship for a lovely sailing trip across the Shallows of the Wadden Sea Lake or the IJsselmeer Lake.
Frank Fischer is the owner and captain of the Aldebaran, m. 0031 6 2040 1759
Mate is Natalja Piebenga.

Number of persons

For an overnight stay, the Aldebaran offers accommodation for 30 persons. During a day trip there is room for a maximum of 50 passengers on board.

Mooring

The Aldebaran is moored in Willemshaven harbour in Harlingen. This is also the boarding site for the sailing trips.
The current position of the Aldebaran can be found here.

Operation of the sails

The sails of the Aldebaran can be easily operated with the help of halyards, sheets and winches. Only the mizzen sail and the spinnakers are hoisted with halyards. The rest of the sails are hoisted with two sailing winches. The Aldebaran has 5 sails:

  • Large jib topsail, in the event of little wind
  • Small jib topsail
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • Mizzen sail

Accommodation

The former hold of the Aldebaran has been converted and fitted with a cosy and comfortable interior.

Saloon

The saloon offers you the opportunity to relax, rest and sit down after a long sailing day on the water of the Wadden Sea Lake. The spacious saloon offers room for many passengers in a great ambiance. It is possible to eat, play games and so on together.

Galley

The spacious galley is equipped with:

Catering stove with 6 burners and oven
3 sinks
Fridge 420 liter
Freezer
Crockery for 50 persons
Floor heating
Inventarylist

Cabins

The Aldebaran has three two-person cabins and six four-person cabins. All four-person cabins are equipped with an en suite bathroom. Two of the two-person cabins share one bathroom. All cabins have floor heating and each cabin has at least two power sockets. The beds are equipped as standard with fitted sheets, pillows and pillow cases and duvets are available for the weekend grouptrips.

Sanitary facilities

The cabins have a bathroom, which is fitted with a shower, toilet and sink. There is one two-person cabin with a small bathroom, equipped with a sink and toilet.

Enclosure

Above deck there is a comfortable seating enclosure with cosy sofas. But during (group) trips the rest of the deck can easily be used as sun deck. The deck is easily accessible: it has no high steps or protruding parts. There is more than enough space on board.

Tariffs

The prices below are for the maximum number of passengers and include booking costs, a 2-man crew, port dues, tourist tax, final cleaning and complete bed linen (weekends only).

Period Aldebaran 30 p. 2017  2018
weekend **
Fri 8 p.m. – Sun 5 p.m.  € 3900**  € 3970**
week Sat 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m  € 7380  € 7520
midweek Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 9 a.m.  € 4940  € 5040
midweek Mon 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m.  € 4940  € 5040
midweek Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 3 p.m  € 5390  € 5510
afternoontrip from 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 € 79 p.p.  from € 79 p.p.
daypackagetrip
from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m..  € 99 p.p.  from € 99 p.p.
daytrip from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.   € 2100  € 2100
one-day extension  € 1350  € 1350

**2017                                                **2018
weekend 20 Persons: € 2860         € 2930
weekend 22 Persons: € 3120         € 3190
weekend 24 Persons: € 3380         € 3450
weekend 26 Persons: € 3640         € 3710
weekend 28 Persons: € 3900         € 3970
weekend 30 Persons: € 3900         € 3970
The two upper beds in the 4p cabins can be folded away, creating a spacious cabin 2p.

A pre-overnight stay on board the Aldebaran 2017 costs € 450
A pre-overnight stay on board the Aldebaran 2018 costs € 470
We offer 2 extra beds for groups, an extra bed costs € 80 p.s.

Discount period

Untill 5/5/2017 and from 23/9/2017 you benefit from a 10% discount
Untill 6/5/208 and from 24-9-2018 you benefit from a 10% discount

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