The 'Stortemelk', launched as a fishing boat in 1961, was converted into a sailing vessel in 1992.
Under the supervision of the Dutch Shipping Inspection, an elegant, fast and safe sailing schooner has been brought about, being able to sail in worldwide waters.
The 'Stortemelk' owes her name to the notorious fairway between the Dutch Wadden Shallows of Vlieland and Terschelling. If there is a westerstorm and low tide the boisterous waves in the mouth of the harbour had been described by seamen as "poured milk", later as 'Stortemelk'.
Slim lines and an efficient rigging confer the ship a sporting appearance, with excellent sailing qualities.
Length 39,90 m
Width 6,50 m
Draft 2,90 m
Sail area 400 m2
45 during day sails
3 showers, 3 toilets, 1 pissoir
fully equipped kitchen with hot air oven, beer pump, dinghy with outboard motor 25 hp
IVECO 350 hp