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Anne Margaretha

The captains Heinz Wutschke and Greet Dekker are also the proud owners of the 22 meter sailing vessel, the Anne-Margaretha, a ship we built ourselves. Once we had a dream to sail our own ship together with friends and guests over the oceans far away from the crowded life to enjoy everything that makes the sea so special.

We are still surprised by spectacular sunrises and sunsets, starry skies, moonlit and moonless nights, dolphins who play for hours alongside our ship and of course the whales, very close to the Anne-Margaretha!

Step by step our dream came true. In 2007-2008 we made our first world trip and sailed via Lisbon to the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, and on to Brazil. From Salvador da Bahaia and Rio de Janeiro we sailed to the southernmost point of Argentina – Ushuaia - our point of departure for three expeditions to Antarctica, the great, silent, white continent. On our return trip, we discovered the incredible natural beauty of the western coast of South America, including Patagonia, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean.

We like to share sailing with other people. Our guests are a part of the on-board team, a caring community of experienced and novice sailors who learn navigation, steering, setting sails etc. to the extent they wish. We expect a helping hand in the kitchen now and then as we prepare our tasty meals together. We may even catch our own fish!

We welcome 12 guests on the Anne-Margaretha and our ship is big enough to be alone now and then.

During the trips you will be part of a watch for 4 hours with an experienced leader and for 8 hours you're free. We often sail day and night, so you will participate in the beauty of night sailing as well.

The most important thing will be that you'll make a once-in-a-lifetime sailing trip with the Anne-Margaretha you never will forget


The ship The cosy main cabin invites you to talk about the day's adventures over a warm European meal. In the large wheelhouse there is a sheltered area for our guests to enjoy the landscape as we sail past. Each two person cabin has a washbasin with warm and cold water. At the front of the ship, there are two showers and two toilets. Both cabins at midship have a toilet and shower. The galley of the Anne-Margaretha is fully equipped with an electric range, oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. On a misty day, we enjoy the warmth of central heating.

The captain and wife speak: Dutch, English, German, French .

Mat. haul: steel
Length: 22 meter
Breadth: 5,1 meter
Draught: 2,8 meter
Displacement: 52 ton
Sails: 240 m² - 515 m²
Engine Daf 825 160 hp
1st Generator: 16 Kw
2nd Generator: 13 Kw
Guest berths: 12 ( 6 two-person cabins with warm/cold water)
Life rafts: 2 x 16 people
Life jackets: 16
Sailing area: worldwide
Communication: Inmarsat C, SSB radio, Sailmail




Anne Margaretha - Antarctica

Anne-Margaretha sails Cape Horn and Antarctica