Barquentine Antigua

Barquentine Antigua

The barkentine Antigua has been sailing in European waters for more than half a century. The ship was built in Great Britain in 1957 as a fishing vessel. In 1993, the Antigua was transformed into her current form, a typical three-master. During the restoration, the Antigua was re-rigged as a barquentine. The result is an elegant ship with great charisma and excellent sailing characteristics.
In 2005, the Antigua was acquired by the Tallship Company. After a few years, it became clear that the Antigua could be further improved. Gaastmeer Architects drew up plans to extend the ship. The Antigua was one of the first ships for which they developed such plans. The Antigua was lengthened by 8 metres. 
In 2021, another project was started: the deckhouse. A place was created where you can keep warm and dry while enjoying the view. 

The focus of the voyages is on the Arctic flora and fauna as well as the extraordinary wildlife and natural spectacles such as the Northern Lights.

Click here for the Antigua 2024 voyage program.

Technical data

  • Type of ship: Three-masted barquentine
  • Year of construction: 1957
  • Home port: Harlingen, Netherlands
  • Capacity for a day trip: 95 persons
  • Capacity for an overnight stay: 32 persons
  • Length: 49 m
  • Width: 7.0 m
  • Draught: 3 m
  • Gross tonnage: 210 tonnes
  • Main mast: 31 m
  • Sail surface: 750 m²


  • 16 well-equipped cabins with shower and toilet
  • 8 cabins are 'comfort cabins' with separate single beds
  • All rooms with central heating
  • Large saloon with bar
  • Large, furnished deck
  • speaker system and projector
  • Deck saloon with comfortable seating and wide view to the outside

Sail & Cabin plan

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