Van der Heijden Beautiful 57-foot sailing Ketch sold by Network Yacht Brokers Barcelona
This Van der Heijden Beautiful 57-foot sailing Ketch Was was built in Holland in 1987. Continually updated over the past 15 years by the last owner, the new owner has opted for a lifestyle change; we’re sure he will enjoy his new yacht
Since being first commissioned, the yacht has only had two former owners, she’s not a fast sailing vessel, but we’ll keep The new owners safe in all weather conditions. She has crossed the Atlantic twice and spent eight years cruising the Caribbean. Take a look around this fantastic yacht.
Best Wishes and many happy sailing years to the proud new owner from all at Network Yacht Brokers Barcelona
Bedouin is a beautiful 57 feet one-off wood sailing KETCH built- in 1987 in Holland by the Dutch luxury yacht builder Dik Van der Heiden.
The design is from the pen of a famous designer De Vries Lentsch who started as a builder and designer of wooden rowing boats in the port of Amsterdam. This yacht has been continually updated over the last 15 years, with invoices available.
– the engine was rebuilt in 2019
– teak coach deck in 2019
– teak deck in 2014
– hydraulic steering hoses pump x ram in 2019
– radar for the chart plotter in 2019
– fridge in 2018
– gas cooker in 2018
The boat hull is constructed by a west epoxy system 40 mm thick. In the saloon, there is a sample cut from the hull. It is beside the music unit. It is 10cm x 10cm. The hull is cold-moulded triple-planked.
Last antifouling 2019
Last time out of the Water 2019
Additional Comments from the current owner 20/08/2021
I am the second owner of the Bedouin; she was built by her first owner, Dick Van Der Heijden, in Holland. The Bedouin is not a fast sailing vessel in the true sense, especially if sailing against a fin-keel yacht. The Bedouin was built for circumnavigation, not racing. She said she makes a perfect time on ocean crossings from Cape Verde to Trinidad in 17 days. Bedouin is a yacht that takes a lot of wind; she happily charges along In 25 knots wind all day. I have crossed Biscay in force nine, not that I set out to…. but the weather does not always do as we would like. Bedouin handled this crossing without problems; she has also crossed the Atlantic twice in my ownership and a few times in the hands of her former owner.
I have had Bedouin in the Caribbean for eight years, sailing up and down the island with my young children on board.
The hull is Brazilian hardwood, a minimum of 4 centimetres thick. It was constructed in the West Epoxy system.