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ALBATROS - Traditional Restored Dutch Pilot Boat (Amsterdam)

Classic Dutch Sailboat for sale

Rebuilt 1999 – 2002 by famous shipyard "Werf 't Kromhout" in Amsterdam.

Price: €180,000

Owner's Contact Details

Email: imvangaalen(at)gmail.com

The ALBATROS is one of the last three pilot botters. Formaly stationed on Terschelling and Delfzijl. The Dutch war department in 1922 ordered the ALBATROS at shipyard Hubertina in Haarlem. No. 6 was built with a length of 17.58 metres (57 feet 8 inches) and a beam of 5.39 metres (17 feet 8 inches). Since 2002 she is sailing again and has the Monumental Status FONV "varend monument". A fantastic strong ship for small charter or private use in excellent condition.

The full history is known and documented in musea and in the Dutch shipping magazine "Spiegel der Zeilvaart". The vessel was used from Terschelling and Delfzijl. She survived a hurricane in 1925. Since 1961 in she has been in private hands. She was brought back from Spain in the 1980s by the present owners and fully rebuilt. Find our more about the history of Albatros (in Dutch).

Recent Replacements

  • 2012 Mast and leeboards varnished
  • 2011 Thrust bearing
  • 1999 – 2002 Rebuilt

General Information

  • VAT tax situation: paid
  • Registered/cost: yes
  • Costs for purchaser: notary and possible survey
  • Flag: Dutch Type: Loodsbotter no. 6
  • Shipyard: Hubertina in Haarlem
  • Year built: 1922 and from 1999 to 2002 rebuilt
  • Class/survey: none
  • CE: not applicable
  • Length of hull: 17.58 metres (57 feet 8 inches)
  • Width hull: 5.39 metres (17 feet 8 inches)
  • Draft: approx. 1.45 metres
  • Displacement/tonnage: 45 tons
  • Air draft with lowered mast: ca. 2.10 metres
  • Air draft with standing mast: ca. 21 metres
  • Headroom to: 1,90 metres

Design, built, hull condition, conservation

  • Built: riveted, new steel welded, large parts of the bilge replaced
  • Ballast: 6 tons led blocks
  • Bulkheads: forepeak and midship watertight bulkheads Hull shape: flat bottom
  • Material: steel Material deck: steel with 6,5 cm billinga wooden deck
  • Material superstructure: steel Floor construction: fixed
  • Frequency dry check: every other year Last hull survey: July 2013
  • Valves: ball valves Paint system: one component system


  • Main engine: Mitsubishi 6 cyl. turbo diesel, 184 kW (250 HP), built 1995
  • Gearbox: Coventry hydraulic and flexible gearbox
  • Cooling: blokland beun closed system
  • Propeller: four blades
  • Exhaust: dry Bowthruster: none
  • Steering system: mechanical with wire

Other installations and tanks

  • Generator: Paguro 6000, 6 kVA 230 V diesel generator in silent box, water cooled
  • Hot water source: boiler 80 litre
  • Water pressure system: Speck hydrophore Heating: none
  • Gas installation: steel gas storage for 2 bottles Alternator: on main engine
  • Battery charger: Victron Shorepower: 220 V connection
  • Converter: Victron Voltage: 24 V en 220 V circuit; Mastervolt monitor and charger control
  • Batteries: 2 start and 2 service
  • Sanitary: 2 x showers/electric toilet
  • Holding tank: tank for the galley
  • Fuel tank(s): 2 x 1.000 l, steel tanks with manhole
  • Water tank(s): 1.500 l, steel tank with manhole

Interior and inventory

  • Interior materials: flame retardant B15 material
  • Isolation: noppisol
  • Cabins and berths: 2 cabins with 2 x single berth and 2 cabins with double berth;
  • Stove: 4 burner stove (thermally secured)
  • Refrigerator, freezer: Grimeg 24 V / 230 V and gas table model
  • Overige: 6,5 cm billinga decks on steel in rubber
  • As far as goods are not in this list the ship will be delivered as to be inspected, without the private goods like clothing, pictures, tools.

Rigging, Sails and Winches

  • Rigging: gaff rigged with jib boom Mast lowering system: none
  • Material mast(s): massive oregon; boom and gaff are glued
  • Material leeboards: billinga
  • Sailmaker: Molenaar
  • Number of sails: main, foresail and jib
  • Sailarea up wind: 191 m2
  • Winches: 2 leeboard and 4 sheetwinches, 1 halyard winch
  • Sailcovers: main and foresail

Navigational Aids

  • Compass: Simrad RS 82 elektric compass
  • VHF: Sailor
  • Groundtackle: manual winch with 2 chains
  • Anchor: 2 stockless anchors

Safety Equipment

  • Life jackets 8
  • Safety buoys: 2
  • Fire-extinguishers: 2x portable
  • Bilge pump: none
  • Navigation lights: 24 V

Other particulars

  • Piano on board
  • The vendor is familiar with Worldwide Transport, so can arrange that for you!

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