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Lemsteraken and other flat boats for rent from several ports in Friesland

Enjoy the special atmosphere on a classic, traditional sailing ship ...

• explore the cozy Frisian inland waters ...
• Discover the maritime history of the Netherlands in the ports on the IJsselmeer ...
• visit the Dutch frisian islands with a flat bottom boat ...
• You can not sail? Book a cabin at the AALTJE ENGELINA and just sail with us ...



From the season 2019 we (Platbodemverhuur Friesland) offer flat bottom boats in different sizes for 2 to 12 people from different home ports in Friesland. The ships are maintained by the owners in the winter months with much effort and love professional, u.a. serviced and maintained by the support of the shipyard "Watersport Twee Provinciën".
The crew of Platbodemverhuur Friesland has more than 20 years of experience in both chartering, sailing and sailing with these ships, for you to be well advised and competent in the choice of the ship, we are also happy to assist you the trip planning, ...

Makkum, Stavoren and Leeuwarden, home ports of our flat bottoms

Port of departure Makkum: What possibilities ? What advantages ?

From Makkum to the Wadden Sea? No problem, within 45 minutes you have reached the Lorentz locks at Kornwerderzand. Depending on the wind force and the tides, you will reach Harlingen after 2.5 / 3 hours sailing. The following morning you start your island round trip, Terschelling, Vlieland, Texel ... With favorable wind directions, it is advisable to sail on a round trip over the Easter Wadden Sea and to return to the base in Makkum through the nature reserve Lauwersmeer, Dokkum and Leeuwarden.

• If you do not want to be (yet) on tidal waters, the IJsselmeer offers worthwhile and interesting destinations in almost every wind direction. Enkhuizen with its open-air museum, Monnickendam with the option of taking a bus to Amsterdam, Lelystad with the Batavia shipyard, just to name a few. We have prepared a one-week trip proposal from Makkum on the IJsselmeer here on our site. Of course, this trip is also dependent on the wind direction ... (route suggestion coming soon)

With extreme wind (forecast) you reach the Frisian inland waters via Makkum, the "Van Panhuyskanaal", Tjerkwerd and the Workumer Trekvaart you reach Fluessen and the Heegermeer. Alternatively, you drive through the channels via Bolsward and IJlst to Sneek. The Sneekermeer also offers itself to be there with a larger Lemsteraak on the way. ... In addition to many nice, sociable places to stay, you will find the so-called Marrekrite berths laid out in nature, where you can stay the night for free.

Port of departure Stavoren: What possibilities ? What advantages ?

Stavoren is located directly on the Frisian coast, the berth of Lemsteraak ELISABETH is in the inland port. For guests with little experience on flatboats, the great inland rivers and the Hegumer Meer offers plenty space to try out the sailing with this kind of boat. You do not pass a lock and can get comfortable with the Lemsteraak. To the east / northeast there are beautiful places, such as Heeg, Woudsend ... as well as the opportunity to stay at one of the countless Marrekrite places in nature. With much wind on Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer, the Frisian lakes offer a great protected sailing area.

From the mooring place of the Lemsteraak ELISABETH you will be in about 15 minutes at the lock to the IJsselmeer. Depending on the wind direction, you sail along the Frisian coast to the north (Hindeloopen, Workum, Makkum) to then pass the lock Kornwerderzand to sail a Wadden Sea cruise. For a detailed sailing trip suggestion of this route, see: a week Wadden Sea from Stavoren. (route suggestion coming soon)

If you do not (yet) want to be on tidal waters, the IJsselmeer offers worthwhile and interesting destinations in almost every wind direction. Enkhuizen with its open-air museum, Monnickendam with the option of taking a bus to Amsterdam, Lelystad with the Batavia shipyard, just to name a few. We have prepared a one-week sailing trip proposal from Stavoren on the IJsselmeer. Of course, this trip is also dependent on the wind direction ... (route suggestion coming soon)

Port of departure Leeuwarden: What possibilities ? What advantages ?

From Leeuwarden you can reach in max. 3.5 hours the Frisian coast, the port city of Harlingen. You drive on the Van Harinxmakanal, pass a few 12-meter-wide bridges along the way, and you may have to wait a bit in front of one or the other, ideal situations to practice the maneuvering with the hired sailor and get to know the driving and maneuvering characteristics of the charter ship. With appropriate wind directions, you can also sail on this wide channel (on the furling jib).

Leeuwarden is the ideal starting point for trips on the Dutch Wadden Sea. Within a week you can visit all Frisian island, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. With wind direction from the East you sail by Dokkum, the Lauwersmeer and go in Lauwersoog through the lock on the Wadden Sea to Schiermonnikoog and then direction west, until then you come from Vlieland to Harlingen and from there drive back to Leeuwarden. With south- or western winds, you drive the trip the other way round. For a detailed sailing trip suggestion of this route, see: Sailing trip, one week Wadden Sea.

If there is a lot of wind (forecast) it will be wise to take the Steady Mast Route to Grou and then on to Sneek. The Frisian inland waters have their own charm, there is plenty to see on the way, nice little places that invite to stay. Jetties built in the nature, stay overnight on an uninhabited island, ... The distances on the Standing Mast Route from Leeuwarden to places in Friesland and to ports on the coast can be found at Staande Mast Route Friesland.


Base

The office of Platbodemverhuur Friesland is located in the south of Leeuwarden, the Frisian capital directly on the Standing Mast Route (Staande Mast Route). The offered flat bottom boats and Lemsteraken have different departure ports, see details at the ships.

The Fleet

The charter fleet consists of several traditional flat-bottomed vessels from 9.00 to 22.50 meters in length. The ships are suitable for crews of 2 - max. 12 people. The Stevenaak AALTJE ENGELINA is for rent only with Skipper, the smaller Lemsteraken and flatbottoms are offered without skipper (bare boat charter).

Standing Mast Route

From the base Leeuwarden you are about 3.5 hours in Harlingen, directly on the coast to sail on the Wadden Sea, Grou is about 1.5 hours on the Standing Mast route to reach and in max. 1.5 days you will be on Schiermonnikoog on the eastern Wadden Sea.

Contact

In our crew there is more than 20 years of experience, both in charter business, as well as in practical driving and sailing with these traditional sailing boats. Please get in touch with us. We speak English, Nederlands, German and friendly.


Enjoy the atmosphere on a flat bottom sailing boat