The ship

Ocean Sherpa

your sailing basecamp

Our fast-sailing, beautiful and comfortable expedition yacht will be your floating basecamp during your expedition, her traditional rigging recalling the first explorations of the Arctic.

Expedition Topsail Schooner

Name Ocean Sherpa

Type Top Sail Schooner

Flag Dutch flag

Area World wide including Polar Regions

Build/Refit 1957/ 2010 thick steel hull – ready for Ice operations
Dimensions Lll 23,14m – LOA 34,5m – beam 6,4 m – draft: 2,8 m – airdraft 26m
Tonnage 44nt – 92gt – 136dwt
Charter details 12 pax in 6 two-berth en-suite cabins (8 showers 3 toilets).
Technical details Total 13 sails, Sail area: 450 m²

Propulsion Main engine Volvo Penta 250Kw – speed 10 knts

IT connections Inmarsat Area A1, A2, A3, A4 – Iridium 

Fully equipped

  • saloon with windows all around
  • professional galley
  • cooker and oven
  • steamer
  • microwave oven
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • coffee machine
  • central heating throughout the ship
  • shower and wash basin in every cabin
  • towels and bed linen included
  • television and dvd-player, radio-/
    cd-player with usb and Bluetooth
  • beer tap and softdrinks machine
  • ample deck space with several
    seating areas
  • enclosed and heated deck tent
  • accessible crows nest in mast
  • two expedition Zodiacs

High quality sailing expedition ship

Ocean Sherpa’s beautiful rigging might come across as traditional, but is fine-tuned to perfection. The sails are easily handled so even unexperienced guests can take an active part in the handling of the ship. In addition to the fore-and-aft sail setup Ocean Sherpa has three square rigged sails, enabling her to sail in traditional style, like the old day explorers.
ocean sherpa lay out
The steel, reinforced hull and top stability make her a safe ship in all weather conditions and ready for ice operations.
Ocean Sherpa is certified and maintained to the highest safety standards: She is classed under Solas and voluntary operating under ISM and PWOM. The ship is equipped with Inmarsat and Iridium.

Comfortable accommodation

Do not let the beautiful woodwork on deck fool you: this lady is here to work for you!  

The spacious deck gives plenty of seating to enjoy the view and spot wildlife, a heated decktent offers shelter when needed. The crows nest in the mast and the accessible jib net offer great opportunities for photography and observing maritime fauna.

The deckhouse holds an inviting saloon with a bar and a panoramic view. You can relax or enjoy a meal while still observing the wonders around you.  

Expert insulation, heating and ventilation insure a comfortable climate on board. 

The practical double cabins equipped with private shower and wash basin are situated below decks, every cabin has its own porthole and European sockets with 220 Volts.

Six 2-person ensuite cabins, all central heated

Beer tap and softdrinks machine

Aft deck arrangement for al fresco dining, can be fully enclosed with a heated tent

All cabins with private shower

Professional crew

Ocean Sherpa is fully staffed with a professional crew, guests are not required to participate in watchkeeping. 

The cook on board is a professional ship’s cook or chef. A wide variety of dinner choices are served, prepared in our professionally equipped galley.

Sail away to your adventure

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