After more than 30 years to get a lot out of it, we are ready for something else. That's why we want to sell our ship the Meeuw (Seagull).  Nevertheless, we continue to travel. In summer of 2018 we sailed to the South and currently the ship lies in Rochefort, France.

Asking price €69500,- (price is negotiable).


Meeuw TM26 

Outline discription


Totaly restored cutter, former fishing vessel.

Built1911 by shipyard Wortelboer at Oude Pekela, the Netherlands.


Dimensions Meeuw
Length:                                      11.50 m.  
Beam:                                          3.92 m.
Draft(air)                                   13.50 m.
Airdraft lowered mast:              3.20 m.
Draught:                                      1.70 m.
Displacement:                          18 m3/t.


Sail area.:                          appr.  88 m2.

Propulsion: dieselengine 85 hp (62kw), built nov. 2012, appr. 750 running hours.


Technical data

Rigg (gaff cutter):

Mainsail (49 m2); Jib(20 m2); Yankee (18 m2)


Hollow spars: gaff. boom, bowsprit.

Steel mast with steel hardware.

Sails, blocks, tackles and running shrouds delivered by Baltic Sails Enkhuizen, the Netherlands.

Standing rigg:

Galvanized steel wire


Sailmaker Klaas Starkenburg at Kollum, the Netherlands


Dieselengine, 85 HP (62 KW) built nov. 2012
Appr. 750 running hours
Timray  TMD 85 i   + daysan gearbox H 130 D 2,5 : 1
Propeller (r) 22 x 15 inch
Stainless steel propeller shaft (water-lubricated)
Python drive  P 80 m
Wet exhaust system
Cruising speed 6 kn.

Maximum speed  7,5 kn

Fuelcapacity 0,5 m3 (0,250 m3. stb; 0,250 m3. ps)
Clear water capacity 0,5 m3

Basic carpentry:

1993 ( done by Joe .....ship carpenter)

Isolated  by 8 cm. rockwool and aluminium cover.

Carpentry interior:

2007 (done by ship carpenter Eisma.

Refit galley:

2013 (done by ship carpentry Eisma)

Rigged: 2007
Keel (naca-profile)): 2009
last docking: june 2021


Certificate of registry

Tonnage certificate


Plotter Ray Marine E7”

AIS transponder  Ray 650
Echosounder  Nasa Marine
Compass Cassens & Plath
VHF Sailor RT2047

VHF/GPS/DSC Standard Horizon 1700e  


Fire Extinguisher
Hydraulic Steering Device
Wheelhouse,  double glass at windows



Anchorchain 50 mtr, poolanchor 35 kg,

Bunks: 4

1 Captains cabin (2 p. bunk), one 2 m bunk and one bunk of  2.20m!

Flexible bunk: 1


2 Pit gas cooker with oven
Freeze (12V) integrated at galley
Sink stainlesssteel with whale pump
Graywatertank 50 l.



Dieselstove  Kabola, type Old Dutch


Nonolet dry toilet and
Functinal room to wash
(with 12V. drain pump)


12V. Led lighting throughout ship


12V. Led.



2 Batteries (2x 130 AH)(2019)
1 Starter battery (2014)
1 Combi Victron/Phoenix inverter/charger (12V/800W/35A)

1 Solar panel (can be walked over) 150 PWatt + controller and 2 x usb connections

2 x 220 V - and 2 x usb connections at wheelhouse


Interior :

Spacious and cozy interior with lots of storage space.

Do not hesitate to make an appointment for visit,

mail to:
or telephone: 0031644850768/0031620648811

Short history.
Meeuw, fishing vessel built 1911 at Oude Pekela Groningen, the Netherlands, for use in coastal waters. The owners, a Dutch fisherman from Termuntenzijl and a German fisherman from Varel, Germany, registrated the ship in Varel (fishery number unknown).
Under sail and power (15hp) she was fishing until the late twenties.
In 1919 she was detained and confiscated by the Dutch customs because of smuggling alcohol from  Helgoland (Ger.).
A Dutch fisherman, Aris Kuiper, from Termuntenzijl bought the ship from the gouverment. Given a new fishery number: TM 26 and  some years later in 1928 he handed over the ship to his son Geert. He updated and rebuilt the ship several times and sailed with the Meeuw until the seventies.
In these past twenty years the Meeuw was actif in shrimp-fishing (fishery nr. DZ126).
At the year 1972 the Meeuw carried out fishing and from that time only sailed with recreational sea anglers.
In 1987 I bought her and during the last thirty years I rebuilt and restaured  the ship totally to be a sailing cutter.
also see:

Kotter kopen?
Na ruim 30 jaar er veel uitgehaald te hebben zijn we toe aan iets anders. Daarom willen we ons schip de Meeuw verkopen. Desondanks blijven we reizen. Zo zijn we zomer 2018 naar het zuiden gevaren en ligt het schip momenteel in Rochefort, Frankrijk. Van daaruit worden tochten ondernomen.

Vraagprijs €69500,- (prijs is onderhandelbaar)