The Meander was built in 1946 at a German shipyard in Hamburg. At the time, this shipyard in Finkenwerder was famous for building strong ships, and built the Meander with an ice-strengthened hull. This means that the Meander is an ice-classed ship and can easily operate in the Arctic. Meander was operated as a fishing vessel until the 90s. In 1995 she was transformed into a luxury sailing vessel with the purpose of carrying passengers. She was sailed in without restrictions in sailing area, went around Cape Horn, passed the Drake Passage to Antarctica and took quite violent seas, like any high sea vessel should be able to.


The traditional rigging and the robust underwater hull make this two-master a particularly safe sailing ship on sea. Because of its form and length, the Meander moves smoothly over the water. The easy handling of the sails and the good sailing characteristics mean that people without sailing experience can easily and actively participate in sailing.

On the Meander we offer 4 double standard cabins with shared showers/toilets and double comfort cabins with private shower/toilet.

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A four-cylinder MAK M423 from 1960 is the propulsion of the ship and it is a reliable marine engine. You can really enjoy to watch and listen to this slow runner (265 rpm). The 300 PS horsepower make the Meander a powerful and economical ship in terms of the engine. The engine runs slowly and the exhaust sound is well damped, which is pleasant for the people on board.