Gulden Leeuw

Go to bookings and prices The "Gulden Leeuw" is restored in 2010, built as a big, sturdy sailing ship reminiscent of the 1930's and with the deck layout of a classic yacht. In combination with the chosen rigging it is a fast, robust ship that can really sail. The "Gulden Leeuw" is a three-masted topsail schooner. This very versatile rigging combines the advantages of a square-sailed ship and a fore-and-aft rigged ship. The ship has the magnificent ambiance of the 30's, with simple, functional forms and rich materials, often hand-crafted, decorative and luxurious.

Accommodation

The deckhouse is connected to the enormous deck with folding doors. In the deckhouse you will find the bar and diner. When you walk along, you will also find the beautiful Captains VIP lounge. One level below you will find the dormitory. Divided in a men and woman section, here the trainees will sleep in bunk beds. There are several toilets. Adjacent to the dormitory you will find the showers. Outside, several benches are placed in the gangways. The deck layout of the Gulden Leeuw ensures a safe learning environment.

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Specifications

Rig: Three-mast topsail Schooner
Homeport: Kampen, Netherlands
Date Built: 1937
Restored: 2010
Crew: 4-12 pax
Capacity: 56 pers.
Daytrip: 200 pers.
Length (loa): 70.1 m
Beam: 8.6 m
Draught: 4.2 m
Sail: 1400 m2
Displacement: 675 ton
Height of mast: 40 m
Engine of capacity: 1200 HP

History

Originally the Gulden Leeuw was built in 1937 on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and was called the "Dana". The DANA was designed and built as an ocean-going ice class ship. During its period of service for the Danish government, it was frequently used for marine biological research, not only in Danish waters but also in international ones.
In the 80's she was used as a offshore support ship, and after that the Danish Nautical School trained their students to become experience seamen. In 2007 P&T Charters bought the Dana. These entrepreneurs from the commercial sailing sector have converted this ship into a fast three-masted topsail schooner.
They renamed her as Gulden Leeuw. The Gulden Leeuw has been designed by the renowned ship's architects' office of KHMB Y&S Design/Korner and is has been converted by the Balk Royal Shipyard at Urk.

In 2013 the Gulden Leeuw received the STI award for the "Most innovative initiative".
Awarded to the sail training ship that has developed their own version of the S.T.A.N sail training programme since 2010. Their programme empowers young trainees to fully use their initiative to a point where they run every aspect of the ship by themselves.
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Morgenster EU-Exchange - Log 1 July 20th

We began our day with the watch, after a good night of sleep. We climbed in the mast to set the sails on the main mast and the foremast, it was a great experience! It was very impressive to climb but quite frightening to go up this high in the mast. After we set the sails we just were talking with each other about the different sounds of the animals in our own countries. This was because Dennis (Danish Dennis) has a tattoo on his leg with a duck which says ‘rap rap’ and we thought it was a hip hop duck because the ducks in our countries say quack quack or coin coin in French. It was really funny. Time flies when you’re having fun, so before we knew it was lunchtime. We had a nice soup with toasted bread with cheese and onion. When we had our lunches the captain made an announcement that we had an evacuation drill in 5 minutes. It was a brief drill, we learned to put on the lifejacket, how to jump in the water with it and how to throw the life rafts overboard. The rest of the afternoon we had some time to do some things of your own like a shower (it was cold L) and take a long powernap to refill the energy J After this we did a game to know and learn more about each other, it was interesting and fun. We found out that some people had a good ability to lie, because the game was to tell two true facts and one false fact about yourself. Then it was already time for dinner, which was good. After it we are again on watch, where Harry and the others sang some Irish songs. It was nice to listen to. Now we expect another beautiful night J ‘ The End’.

By Lara Maier and Karine Boshoven

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