Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Zwadde"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Base port:Harlingen
Type of rigging:KETSCH
Type of ship:2-Mast Klipper
Year built:1897
Yard:Gebrüder Ruitenberg, Waspik, NL
Length:24.00 m
Breadth:5.00 m
Draught:1.25 m
Sail area:250 m2
Ship's hull:Eisen / Iron
Power:120 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Nov 2007

  • built 1897 as iron 1-masted Klipper at the shipyard of the Ruitenberg brothers in Waspik, Noord-Brabant, NL; first name "Litra" as combination of the 1st letters of the names of the children of the owner.
  • transport of goods under sails until the 1930s, removal of the mast and used as motor ship until 1986.
  • 1987 purchased by Adri Bakker in Belgium, rebuilt and converted in a charter ship for passenger sailing, rigged as a ketch.
  • sold to Willem Slichting and Frank Vlaan, use in the charter business for 2 years based in Kiel, GER in the Baltic Sea.
  • sold to Martin Duba and later to Frans Kochx, restoration and use in the charter business until 1999.
  • sold to Datema Jonkert, used for charter until 2001.
  • 2001 sold to Lars Mijnlieff, extensive maintainance and overhaul, renamed the "Zwadde" after a small Frisian river.
  • November 2004 taken over by Gert Bakker, charter voyages since the season 2005 sailing the Dutch North Sea coast.


Website (nederlands/deutsch/English, 06 Oct 2007):
Zwadde: information about the ship, history, photos, sailing area, charter infos, contact address