As the result of a painstaking renovation in 1991 the three-mast clipper Elizabeth is today a luxuriously-appointed and authentic sailing vessel that is a living monument to the history of inshore sailing in Holland.

Built in 1913 in Moerdijk as one of four identical large clippers, the Elizabeth was known then – and is still recognized – for her impressive appearance. During her painstaking conversion to a modern sailing ship a concerted effort was made to preserve all of the typical features and originality of a Dutch flat bottom sailing ship. With her flat bottom and shallow draught, the Elizabeth can venture where even small yachts would run aground. At low water it is possible for the clipper can beach itself on a sandbank and then continue the trip when the water returns on the next tide. Most importantly for guests on a ship and bike tour, the Elizabeth provides a unique opportunity to take a step back in time to when sailing ships ruled the seas.

The Elizabeth operates for Islandhopping to the Dutch Ijsselmeer. ⇒ More about the tour!

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Boat Specifications

Elizabeth - Boat Specifications

Year of construction
: 1913 | Year of complete rebuilding: 1991

Size of boat: 41 x 6,9 m | Number of cabins: 10 guest cabins

Bathroom features: showers, wash-basins and toilet

Cabin equipment: In Winter 2014/2015 the cabins were completely resigned, porthole

Special on board features: Three-mast clipper

Embarkation harbour: Amsterdam, Ekhuizen/Holland 


Cabins of the Elizabeth

The Elizabeth features spacious 10 guest cabins with two single beds, an en-suite shower and toilet. A number of the cabins can be booked as a three-bed or four-bed cabins (the third and fourth beds as bunks). Eight cabins are located on the lower deck and two cabins on the upper deck. A popular feature of all of the cabins is the ability to open a window or porthole.


Salon of the Elizabeth

The large salon has a cozy seating area, many tables with chairs and a bar which invites you to linger and get together. The integrated ceiling hatch creates a special light in a cozy atmosphere.


Decks of the Elizabeth

Two of the 10 guest cabins are located on deck, where there is enough space to enjoy a tea or a beer during sunset.

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860