1968

Launched in 1968 as a fishing trawler under the name White Horse, this ship had come from Zeebrugge built by the Langerbrugge shipyard. A severe summer storm in July 1989 destroyed the White Horse and it washed ashore on Seaford Beach, east of Sussex (UK).

1999

In 1999, the ship was taken to the historic Metz shipyard in Urk for a complete transformation into an expedition trawler. With this new character, Thales was stationed in the center of Rotterdam and actively deployed within the shipping industry under the leadership of a Rotterdam couple.

2021

Her latest adventure began in 2021, with a total makeover that preserved her spirit and transformed the ship into a luxury yacht. The permanent berth is located within the Heritage Harbors of Rotterdam at the Leuvehaven. Thales is surrounded by other historical commercial vessels that are also part of this foundation.

For a long time, the ship was part of the (day) charter fleet of the close-knit Rotterdam couple: Jarig and Marion Roode. They have actively and successfully used the ship for pleasure cruises in Rotterdam. All trips were taken care of by them completely independently. Because of this, Thales has become a sailing legend in Rotterdam.

Both sailing and on the quay, Thales is a true experience. We look forward to taking our guests onto the waters of Rotterdam and through its characteristic harbors. Thales is the only commercial ship in Rotterdam which is authorized to sail in the harbor basins!

On this iconic sailing heirloom, enjoying life as well as dinners or meetings can be done on a higher level. Unique in its kind, as the best-kept secret in the harbor, it forms a striking location where leading entrepreneurs and bon vivants meet.

LET'S GO

BACK IN TIME

A LITTLE

1968

Launched in 1968 as a fishing trawler under the name White Horse, this ship had come from Zeebrugge built by the Langerbrugge shipyard. A severe summer storm in July 1989 destroyed the White Horse and it washed ashore on Seaford Beach, east of Sussex (UK).

1999

In 1999, the ship was taken to the historic Metz shipyard in Urk for a complete transformation into an expedition trawler. With this new character, Thales was stationed in the center of Rotterdam and actively deployed within the shipping industry under the leadership of a Rotterdam couple.

2021

Her latest adventure began in 2021, with a total makeover that preserved her spirit and transformed the ship into a luxury yacht. The permanent berth is located within the Heritage Harbors of Rotterdam at the Leuvehaven. Thales is surrounded by other historical commercial vessels that are also part of this foundation.

For a long time, the ship was part of the (day) charter fleet of the close-knit Rotterdam couple: Jarig and Marion Roode. They have actively and successfully used the ship for pleasure cruises in Rotterdam. All trips were taken care of by them completely independently. Because of this, Thales has become a sailing legend in Rotterdam.

BOATIQUE EXPERIENCE

ROTTERDAM

On this iconic sailing heirloom, enjoying life as well as dinners or meetings can be done on a higher level. Unique in its kind, as the best-kept secret in the harbor, it forms a striking location where leading entrepreneurs and bon vivants meet.

Both sailing and on the quay, Thales is a true experience. We look forward to taking our guests onto the waters of Rotterdam and through its characteristic harbors. Thales is the only commercial ship in Rotterdam which is authorized to sail in the harbor basins!