A ketch from the Jongert shipyard of The Netherlands
... actually, the yacht used by Mr. Jongert himself, when he sailed
A link to the brooker sales presentation from 2017 is found here
Built: 1976, Revovated: 2008, Material: Steel
L x W x D: 14,35m x 4,22m x 2,00m
Hight: 17,40m, Weight: 20 - 26 ton
Sails: Genoa, jib, main sail, mizzen sail, spenaker
Engine: 104 HP, Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Hydraulic stearing and autopilot
Kitchen: Cookingtop, oven and 2 redridgerators
3 cabins with 6 beds
Toilet with shower and washing machine
Diesel heater and aircondition
230V (3 phase) / 24V / 12V, generator
TV, stereo, wi-fi, folding bike
Safety lines on vests, jacklines on boat
Lifesavers and rope ladder for MOB
Cardploter, Navionics on mobile, paper charts
Alarms for bilge pump and battery
Electric and manual bilge pump
VHS, AIS and radar
EPIRB and PLB's
Dinghy with gasoline engine
Offshore and isolated 6-person liferaft
Well-equipped ship pharmacy
So many possibilities - any suggestions?
By clicking on the image above you will launch the site myshiptracking.com in a new tab.
Initialy Springevens current position will be shown, but other options are available. You can e.g. follow our whereabouts over the last 5 days, or you can se other wessels located in our surroundings.
These data are based on Springevens AIS (Automatic Identification System). Data here is send out on VHS primarily to protect against collitions with the neighbouring ships, but it is also picked up by satellites and distributed over the Internet by among others Myshiptracking.
The plan is yet only tentative and will be laid out in more details later on. The plan is to leave the Port of Copenhagen sometimes in late May 2019 heading for the Mediterranean bound for the Greek/Turkish Islands via the North Atlantic Sea.
The total tour distance is about 3.500 Nautic Miles in the season from May to October 2019.
Springeven will stay in the East Mediterranean Sea during the Winter 2019/20.
Torben - the skipper: 'How it all started'
Not long ago, in the late summer of 2017 Frank with the marine telescope above and a friend back from school invited me to join him sailing from his hometown of Stavanger down to Amsterdam and the surrounding channels of Netherland. I did, and we had three very nice months in his new Bavaria 37. That is, setting out we had a rough time crossing Skagerrak with an unexpected gale, but things calmed down and we felt, we now had prepared for what could come our way. Much more to be found on those months here.
I liked the feeling of being on the move, as well as the relaxed atmosphere on a boat and in the harbors. So when another sailor told us about an old stylish sailing boat up for sale on our route, we decided to have a look. I liked it immediately, spent some four days looking in it´s corners and ended up buying it without having checked out any alternatives.
The formalities were arranged from my hometown of Copenhagen during the following winter, and next spring I flew down together with friends to sail home my new yacht. Of coarse there were lots of challenges, but I guess it´s part of the experience to overcome those. In the outset I did not take into account that spring is a busy time in Medemblik Yacht Service, and only serious persuasion and good manners made it possible to leave with sails up on more or less the planned date.
Some crew members had planned activities back home, so in less windy periods we used the engine, which worked fine. Until it did not - somewhere in Køge Bugt. Fortunately we managed to restart and reach our destination, Lynetten, with the motor running - along with the generator to keep batteries charged. I have picked up a few things since then about the electrical systems on such a boat and am now better prepared for this kind of situations. But at the same time I realize that much still is waiting to be learned.
During the very hot summer of 2018, I enjoined living on my boat in the harbor of Gilleleje with family and friends visiting and a few tours to Kullen not far away. In the autumn I got more serious on the preparations necessary to safely set sail towards the Mediterranean Sea. Some on the part of the boat. Others had to do with my skills: Even though I did sail quite a bit back in the 70' and 80', times had changed and besides I might have forgotten a thing or two. Thus, over the winter I took a so-called Yachtskipper 3 course under the very dedicated end knowledgeable teacher Finn Lage.
With my former work in IT put behind and my Copenhagen home given up for a good, long period, focus was now entirely on getting the most out of this Springeven - translating into Jumping Friend. It inherited its name from my old H-boat, which again was named by my co-owner Ulrik according to a misspelling on the part of an English sailmaker, who was asked to deliver the sails to his uncles home build yacht, Springeren, back in the 50'. So, connections way back in the last century are in place.
Currently, that is early spring 2019, I have exchanged the Danish winter for Bangkok, where I work on getting this Internet site you are reading up and running. It has been made possible due to the kind help of Hallur, son of another sailing-friend from the old days, Carsten. Thanks. The plan is to finish preparations on the boat itself, when the weather shows its mild sides. You wouldn't want to see how long the to-do-list is. And then, some time in May - when I have had the opportunity to say hello to my then arriving grandchild - Springeven will be heading south, with no plans regarding when to be back. Onboard will be a group of friends. More will join later, as well as family, but I hope and believe this sailing thing will also lead to new friendships...
Yes, you can join ...
Who will be on board?
It is hard to tell. We hope to attract joyful individuals more or less equally divided on age, gender, nationalities etc.
What do we expect from you?
That you have the intention of contributing on the social as well as practical side. That is, no staff will take care of us! The crew must be mixed in such a way, that a certain minumum level of qualifications is available on board when it comes to sailing. Thus, it is - among other things - interesting to hear about your sailing experience and perhaps formal sailing-education. Safety first.
When sailing as well as when in harbors decitions are taken by the skipper - with due respect to the wishes of the crew. No drugs, and only responsible intake of alcohol when the situation allows for it. Smoking outside.
Is it expensive?
It depends. You must pay a modest 10 € per day as contribution to the maintenance of the yacht. On top of that we share the running costs such as mooring, diesel, electricity, fees - as well as what we eat and drink onboard. What is used personally on the visited places on the other hand is not shared. Thus, the total costs can vary a lot depending where and how - Monaco versus bread / water / anchoring.
When will it be possible?
Scroll down below to the section INFO FOR THE CREW, where you will find links to a number of documents shared in the DropBox cloud primarily for use by crew members. However, they are all accessible in read-only mode. And the first one shows a 2019 calender, in which it is marked, who will be onboard in which periods. Have a look - and use the menu point CONTACT to tell us about your wishes.
INFO FOR THE CREW
Read-only links are found here to a number of documents stored in the DropBox cloud - Stay updated.
Signing up fee
Not to be paid until agreed with the skipper