Your stay at the Beantra
Port of departure: Lemmer
The Beantra is an elegant two-mast clipper that instantly makes you feel at home. On deck as well as in the lounge area you will find a surprising amount of space.
Hence the Beantra is suitable for many occasions. Group accommodation for clubs, for example, or associations, school groups and youth clubs. During their stay, everyone contributes to the activities on board. Thanks to the teamwork a unique sense of togetherness will quickly develop.
A sailing trip is ideal for team building activities for companies. Adjusting directions in a different setting. A sailing trip creates a refreshing approach in terms of mutual relationships. This also goes for a day on the water with the employees’ association or business relations. We like to organise an inspiring and unforgettable experience, optionally combined with a visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen or the D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station in Lemmer.
Would you like to set sail with your family or a group of friends? A ship is a great place to strengthen the family and friends ties! And after a day of intensive sailing it‘s great to spend some time in one of the romantic harbour villages.
Sailing with the Beantra
The guests’ comfort is paramount on the Beantra and the ship and skipper are perfectly capable of sailing in an active and comfortable manner. The shallow draught makes the ship quite suitable for adventurous sailing trips at the Wadden Sea.
During your with on this traditional sailing boat it is possible to cycle on Vlieland, pay a visit to Ecomare on Texel and entirely relax on Terschelling. Of course, hiking enthusiasts can also land on a sand shelf with this flat-bottom boat for a walk on the Wad.
The IJsselmeer also offers a varied sailing area. Historic harbour villages such as Enkhuizen, Medemblik, or Hoorn provide a wonderful setting for a pleasant stay.
And for those who like to enjoy the Dutch landscape with its swaying reed beds, the Beantra will happily sail on the Frisian lakes and canals.
The Beantra is perfectly suitable for a combination of peace and space, nature and culture and active relaxation!
Otte Groenhof is your skipper and host on the Beantra. Together with his seaman he will ensure an unforgettable experience on board. Otte enjoys the sense of freedom that sailing provides and he likes talking to his guests.
Together with the group he defines the direction and determines the destination of the day.
The lounge has five tables with benches, offering space to 28 persons to relax and enjoy the food. The high ceiling, windows and large deck hatches create a sense of space. The large open plan kitchen is particularly suited for a delicious buffet, or food preparation for a large group of guests. The kitchen has a gas stove with 8 burners, a large fridge and a Bravilor coffeemaker. Next to the kitchen is the beer pump.
Bathrooms and sleeping berths are situated in the bow of the vessel. 8 double and 4 triple cabins accommodate up to 28 persons. All cabins have a port hole or skylight. There is sufficient room under the beds to store your travel bags.
In the corridor there are 2 toilets, 2 shower rooms and 2 shower/toilet combinations.
Facilities on the Beantra
The Beantra’s history
In 1902, the Beantra was launched on the wharf of the De Korte brothers in Moerdijk, under the name “Dankbaarheid” (Thankfulness). Between 1902 and 1950 the vessel was extended twice, in order to be able to carry more cargo. This cargo consisted of sugar beets, grain, sand and cement. In the early 1950s, the Dankbaarheid was sold and while carrying cargo it sailed from Ooltgensplaat across the waterways of South-Holland, Zeeland and Belgium. In 1980, the river clipper was sold to a skipper in Den Bommel and was renamed “Beantra”.
In 1994 the vessel was taken out of cargo service, shortened to its original dimensions and rebuilt in accordance with to the original drawings.