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.
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
- Mizzen sail
The former hold of the Aldebaran has been converted and fitted with a cosy and comfortable interior.
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.
The spacious galley is equipped with:
Catering stove with 6 burners and oven
Fridge 420 liter
Crockery for 50 persons
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.
Duvets are available for the weekend grouptrips.
For schooltrips and midweektrips please take your sleepingbag with you or order for a duvet à € 12 p.s.
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.
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.
sun tent or rain tent covers the entire enclosure
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.||2019||2020|
|weekend||Fri 8 p.m. – Sun 5 p.m.||€ 4040||€ 4200|
|week||Sat 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m||€ 7850||€ 8170|
|midweek||Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 8 a.m.||€ 5200||€ 5360|
|midweek||Mon 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m.||€ 5200||€ 5360|
|midweek||Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 3 p.m||€ 5700||€ 5890|
|afternoontrip||from 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.||from € 75||from € 80|
|daypackagetrip||from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m..||from € 99||from € 105|
|daytrip Su- Fr||from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.||€ 2100||€ 2200|
|daytrip Saterday||from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.||€ 2430||€ 2550|
|one-day extension||€ 1350||€ 1400|
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 2019 costs € 500
A pre-overnight stay on board the Aldebaran 2020 costs € 530
We offer 2 extra beds for groups, an extra bed costs € 80 p.s.
Untill 5-5-2019 and from 23-9-2019 you benefit from a 10% discount
Untill 3-5-2020 and from 21-9-2020 you benefit from a 10% discount
The history Aldebaran you will find it here.