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The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of “Register Holland”.

The ‘Noorderlicht’ now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas, and is therefor well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The qualified captains have a great experience of the oceans. Together with the rest of the crew, they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable journey. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel.


  • Passengers: 20

  • Staff & crew: 5

  • Length: 46 meters

  • Breadth: 6.5 meters

  • Draft: 3.2 meters

  • Ice Class: Strengthened bow

  • Engine: 360 hp diesel

  • Gross Tonnage: 300 tonnes

  • Speed: 6 knots cruising speed

Accomodation Details

Twin Shared Inside

  • 1 upper / lower berth

  • Shared shower & toilet

  • Wash basin

  • Storage space

  • Frosted glass in the cabin ceilings which provides some daylight into the cabins.

  • All cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities

  • s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are conveniently located

Deck Plan

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