Everything about the Nil Desperandum

  • Beautiful classic ship build in 1894

  • Provided of all the modern services

  • Dream-place for your delightful Holliday


The Nil Desperandum (lat. Don’t desperate), today a stately 3-mast schooner, was build in 1894 at Van Duijvendijk in Papendrecht as a two-mast clipper. Then the ship is been build as a cargo ship with only sails, without engine, to sail across the dutch waterways. She transported for example potatoes, sugar, beets, manure and peat. She did it this way until about the 1950.

Then the ship is been sold and the new owner putted the sails of and placed the first engine in, a GM with 110 HP. After a few years the ship has been sold again and another engine is been build in, a DAF 1160 Turbo with 250 HP, witch is currently in the boat. In 1992 the ship has been sold again and is been converted to a luxury and comfortable charter ship at the shipbuilder the Ommekeer in Bolsward. Then she became her current name.


Luxury cabines


  • 3 toilets

  • 3 showers

  • heating

  • washing machine

  • dryer

  • small library

  • various games

  • AED

Professional kitchen


  • 8 x 2-person cabin

  • 3 x 4-person cabin

  • in every cabin warm and cold water

  • in every cabin a 220V socket

cozy living area


  • 6-pits cooker

  • oven

  • refrigerator

  • freezer

  • beer tap

  • coffee machine

Come with us…

relax on the deck

playing games in the sitting-area

Relax, enjoy and rest… on the Nil Desperandum!

Just pulling on the sails