In 1910, at the keel for the two-mast clipper ‘Onderneming’ was laid in the Van Duyvendijk yard in Lekkerkerk. With its 313 tonnes, the Onderneming was the largest sailing ship in the Werkendam fleet. The ship was used to transport sugar beet, sand and gravel in Zeeland and South Holland in its early years.
In 1928, a motor was built in the stern, the sailing rig was removed, and a wheelhouse was built on the stern. The sand and gravel were replaced by general cargo, and the sailing area was expanded to the Rhine.
After WW II, a new deckhouse and wheelhouse were placed and the ship was supplied with electricity.
In 1967, the ship was set aside in Gorinchem and was no longer sailed with. Until the ship was bought by in 1970 and returned to its original state by the then-owner. Since then, the ship has been sailing under the name Dageraad. Many innovations and modernisations have ensured that these days, the Dageraad is a very comfortable ship.
Your stay on board the Dageraad
The Dageraad is fully equipped. The ship has sleeping accommodations for a total of 37 people. All twelve cabins feature a radiator for colder days, a sink with hot and cold water, a power outlet and a reading lamp with every bed.
The spacious and light salon has four large tables with round-table seating options. The dark lacquered tables give the salon a luxurious appearance, making it very suitable for various occasions. The bar with tap installation is also located in the salon.
The large galley (ship kitchen) is located behind the salon. There is plenty of space to prepare meals for your group here. The galley is fully equipped with things like a large catering stove with oven, a large refrigerator, a freezer and a dishwasher.
On deck, you can sit comfortably in the seating area with a group of at least 25 people. Here, you are directly involved in the operations on deck. Skipped Alex has set up the ship in such a way that the group can sail actively in almost any wind. He and his partner Jessica are fully committed to giving the guests a unique and relaxed stay on board.
Its large size and luxurious appearance make the Dageraad suitable for many occasions. Of course, larger school classes and/or youth groups are welcome on the ship; with 37 sleeping accommodations, there is plenty of space! But companies also feel at home on board. Whether it concerns a company presentation, teambuilding, meeting, training, staff outing or management session, you have plenty of space and options on board to shape your stay according to your wishes.
Besides youth groups and companies, families and groups of friends also feel right at home with Alex and Jessica. A cosy stay on board for one or more days, actively sailing on the IJsselmeer or Wadden Sea by day, and berthing in one of the cosy towns in the late afternoon.
And if you are looking to get married, you are in the right place on board the Dageraad!
- Bar with Beer pump
- Radio with CD-player
- Bathing ladder
- Gas Barbeque
- Wifi (not free)
- Central Heating
- Gas stove with 6 burners
- Baking oven
- Refridgetator and freezer
- 4 x Double cabins
- 5 x Three-berth cabins
- 1 x Four-berth cabin
- 2 x Five-berth cabins
- 4 x Showers
- 4 x Toilets
- 8 Sails - 710 sq. m.
- Length: 41.3m
- Beam: 6.8m
- Draft: 1.35m
- Engine: DAF 260 KW