WANDERBIRD is a North Sea fishing trawler converted to a very comfortable long range expedition trawler. This stout refitted vessel is the culmination of our over forty years combined experience as professional mariners. We have drawn from our experience of carrying passengers on a traditional rigged sailing ship to create a custom design for your safety and comfort. WANDERBIRD is a combination of several elements: a traditional ketch auxiliary sailing rig, beautiful wood interiors with classic yacht design from the 1940s, a charming and cozy galley, the strength and integrity of a working fishing vessel, a fuel range of 6000 nautical miles, and capabilities for offshore adventure. We invite you to join us aboard this extraordinary vessel to experience the era of tramp steamer voyages!
Wanderbird was built as a classic North Sea fishing trawler by the H. de Hass shipyard in Maassluis, Holland. She was launched as beam trawler for the Jaczon's, a Dutch fishing family, in 1963 and fished until 1990. A beam or side trawl carries fishing nets from the side of the vessel.
Length - 90 feet on deck
Beam 21 feet
Draft 10 feet
112 Gross Tonnage
Powerful Industrie 510hp diesel engine, three generators, and fuel capacity to carry her 6,000 nautical miles.
Navigation & Electronics:
3 VHF radios, 2 radar sets, Sailor Radio Equipment, 3 GPS, wind instruments, satellite communications, depth sounder, forward looking sonar, SSB radio telephone, compass, autopilot, weather fax, Furuno NavTex receiver, electronic chart plotters, computer, and cellular phone.
Safety and Equipment:
Owner operated, WANDERBIRD meets or exceeds all safety requirements for her class of transportation, and Lloyd's specifications for vessels carrying passengers: offshore First Aid kit, full fire detection & fire fighting equipment, high water alarms, Coast Guard approved life jackets, Coast Guard approved survival suits, 2 life boats, 2 buoyant apparatus (20-person capacity), inflatable life rafts, 2 each E.P.I.R.B., oversize life rings with emergency strobe lights, rocket propelled line launchers, full flare kit, 6 watertight compartments, marine safety & First Aid certified crew.
Intimate Setting - 12 Passengers Aboard Our 90 Foot Vessel
Varnished Woodwork in Galley, Library, Dining Area & Deck Salon
Large Spacious Teak Decks
Ample Comfortable Seating in the Wheelhouse
Spacious, Bright & Open Galley
6 Cozy and Comfortable Double Cabins
Private Head & Shower in Each Cabin
Observation Deck, Rattan & Teak Steamer Chairs
Two Small Boats for Shore Side Adventures
· Private Head (Marine Toilet)
· Sink with Running Water
· Private Shower
· Reading Lights & Stocked Book Case
· 110 Volt AC Power & Heat
· Linens, Soft Wool Blankets & Towels
· Hand Made Soaps
· Under Bunk Stowage & Closet with Shelves
· Local Arts & Crafts
· Hand Made Quilts & Rugs
· Small Writing Desk
· Your Own Wanderbird Journal