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About sailingcharter Bornrif

The Bornrif is a steel North Sea Botter. She was built in 1914 as a yacht, but due to the 1st World War she never sailed as such. Instead she was added to the fishing fleet and fished the waters of the Zuyderzee, the North Sea and around Zeeland. Eventually she was bought, in 1922, by the Visser family from Lage Zwaluwe and remained in their hands until 1978.
Her home harbour was Klundert and she spent most of her life in the Haringvliet fishing for anchovies and sprats. The 1980’s saw used her as a houseboat in Amsterdam, until she was rebuilt in 1988 as a charter ship and restored to her former glory.

Comfortable ship with cozy day room

The Bornrif  has room for 10 people. For longer, overnight trips there are bunks for 10 to 11 people, in three cabins, each with a washbasin, and central heating. There is a separate shower, toilet and spacious kitchen on board. The skipper and mate have their own accommodation.

What else is on board:

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/microwave
  • Books to read
  • Coffee machine
  • BBQ
  • Beerinstallation
  • Central heating
  • Childen’s lifejackets

Sailing area of ​​the Bornrif

You can sail on the Wadden Sea or the IJsselmeer. Which ports and Wadden Islands are visited exactly depends on your wishes, the duration of the sailing trip and the weather. Falling dry on the Wad is also possible with the Bornrif. You can determine this together with the skipper, John Beekhuizen. Would you like more information about beaching on the Wad? Then look here.

The Bornrif has excellent sailing qualities. John Beekhuizen, the owner, is a fisherman and as such knows the most beautiful places in the Wadden Sea and the best fishing spots. He will be pleased to show you this beautiful area on board his lovely ship.

Prices Bornrif 2020

Week € 2.730,=
Weekend € 1.440,=
5 days So.20:00-Fr.15:00 € 1.925,=
5 days Mo.10:00-Fr.15:00 € 1.760,=
Day trip € 660,=
Day trip Weekend € 920,=
Extension day € 475,=
Easter € 1.724,=
Weekend + 2 days € 2.390,=
Weekend + 1 day € 1.915,=

Book directly or more information?

Book your sailing trip directly on the Bornrif. If you have any questions about the beautiful ship Bornrif, please feel free to contact us. We, the Historische Zeilvaart,  are happy to help you organize the perfect sailing trip for you and your family or friends.