Van Hasselt Charters A. van Hasselt

Onder Zeil 44, 1602 HZ Enkhuizen

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boot 2018 hall map (Hall 14): stand E18

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boot 2018 fairground map: Hall 14

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  • 04  Services
  • 04.05  Marine Tourism and Charter
  • 04.05.08  Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships

Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships


A complete day out on the water? Sail along with the Nil Desperandum! For small or big groups, but also for individuals we offer a wide range of arrangements. A daytour with barbecue or a complete island-tour, everything is possible!

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships


A wedding party on the water will make this special day become even more special. Such an extraordinary setting as that on board of a traditional sailing ship, you will come across only rarely. After such a wonderful day, it is time to dance. The wedding party offers the opportunity for your evening guests to celebrate your festive day. A nice drink, good music, and a beautiful starry night will conclude your wedding day in style.

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Product category: Sailing Cruises/Traditional Sail Boats/Tall Ships


On board of the Nil Desperandum, you will find the ideal surrounding for a fun and active teambuilding event. On board of a ship, working together closely is absolutely essential; Hoisting the sails, tacking the ship, et cetera. By sailing together and determining a course, a close connection will be established between the ‘newly found crew’.

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Nil Desperandum
The three-mast schooner Nil Desperandum is a majestic appearance on the IJsselmeer. Whether an experienced sailor, or someone looking for a relaxing holiday, you will all find just what you are looking for! The ship is well equipped and the crew will guarantee that you will want for nothing.

From the IJsselmeer to the islands
Sailing on the Nil Desperandum is a matter of co-operation between guests and crew. You will be taught how to operate the halyards, the sheets, the winches and even steer the 36 metres of steel and wood. The satisfaction of having reached your destination as a result of your own work adds just that bit of extra taste to the docking-drink.

Sailing, cozyness and enjoyment!
The ship itself will remain your ‘home-from-home’ for the duration of the trip. On it you will sail, eat, sleep and maybe dream away while someone is strumming a guitar. From it you will explore the ports and Islands, or dive into the water for a cooling swim!

See you soon?
Once you have spent a couple of days on board and have had the salty taste in your mouth, I can assure you that you will want return again and again to the open water…

Best regards, Ab van Hasselt (skipper).

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