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Zijlsloep on a late afternoon

You'd wish you were hereZijlsloep on a late afternoon (by Jasper Toxopeus)
7 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep is a 17' sailing sloop without a jib, gaff-rigged and equipped with a POD electric support engine. The ship is named after the medieval tidal creek Zijl, and it is a pun for the Dutch word zeilsloep.

This is an easy going sailing ship, with lots of comfort for an open daysailer. It will handle shallow waters, inland lakes, river delta and near shore sea-sailing.

Sailing sloop, 0,8 ton
Double ender
LOA 540; WL 480; W 210; D 75
H 625 (mast w/o gaff); 135 (mast down); 120 (no mast)
Keel weight 100kg
Category CE-C, ISO 12217-3.Zijlsloep (by Niek Goes)
10 jaar ago at Sneek, Frise, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep Classic sailing.Zijlsloep Classic (by Jasper Toxopeus)
7 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Cat rigged: gaff and boom, no jib
Main sail: 14.8m2
Mast, boom and gaff: Oregon pine
Mast foot with quick lock
Lazy jacks
One-person handlingZijlsloep 510 Basic (by Niek Goes)
10 jaar ago at Sneek, Frise, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Zijlsloep Basic edition under sail. The metal cushion support in the picture is not provided as it interferes with sailing.Zijlsloep 510 Basic (by Leo van Schie)
9 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Sail and rigging
Electric engine and batteries
In almost any colour
White floor and deck, anti-slippage
Bench cushions
Automated drain pump
Covering
Space under benches, aft and foe, under mastZijlsloep 510 Basic (by Leo van Schie)
9 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Even in calm weather the 15m² sail often provides enough power and if all else fails you still have electric power to reach any harbour.Sailing at 2 Beaufort (by Jasper Toxopeus)
3 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The latest Zijlsloep, full white hull with teak floor, light grey cushions (and covers), 2.0 KW POD engine.Zijlsloep 510 with a personal touch
4 jaar ago at Nieuw-Loosdrecht, North Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Obvious is the simple rigging, needed to make the Zijlsloep a one-man ship. Here is the Classic version with lots of teak and comfortable cushions. End to end the ship is just over 5m long.Zijlsloep Classic under sail
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The front cover is low enough to keep sailing with a spray hoodZijlsloep with front cover up
8 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The optional swim ladder is mounted on the port side. It comes standard on model Classic. So do the thick cushions, here in grey with a black rope fender around the hull.Zijlsloep in white-grey
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The two-part convertible spray hood a luxury option, standard on model Classic.Zijlsloep with front cover up, no sail
8 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Beneath the aft cover are the batteries, while the engine is fully submerged, making it even more quiet. The teak helm is removable (anti-theft).Zijlsloep aft
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The canvas cover for the main sail in place, with boom and gaff.Zijlsloep sail cover
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The electric engine is controlled from the cockpit with a key and a joystick. Additionally one may add sigarette lighters for 12V devices (GPS, smart phone, GSM, PDA, ...), in the picture there are two below the seat.

Below the seat are the controls for the running lights and the pump. The small metallic square is one of the floor lights in the Zijlsloep Classic.Zijlsloep engine controls
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
In addition to the Basic version, the Zijlsloep 510 Classic adds

* Teak deck and floor
* Comfort cushions
* Sun deck on board
* Swimming stairs
* Fender around the hull
* LED navigation lights
* Floor LED-lighting
* Two part canvas boat cover with zippers
* Canvas boom and sail coverZijlsloep main sail block and teak floor
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The fore deck houses anchor, lines and other wet gear.Zijlsloep fore
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Zijlsloep bow with LED light visible in center. Just visible in front, below the anchor roll, is the front ring to chain the ship to a shore ring.Zijlsloep bow
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
By removing the mast and rigging (in less than 15 minutes) an electric sloop remains, easy to take into town for some shopping or a drink. Up to eight people may board and have enough room to sit down.
Picture by Sandra BroekemaZijlsloep as sloop
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Moonlightcruise, part of the Liberation of Leiden (3 October 1574), with 99 motorsloops and 1 sailing sloop: the Zijlsloep. The Zijlsloep will hold a party of eight adults.Zijlsloep at Moonlight cruise (by Babs Broekema)
5 jaar ago at Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep is used as matrimonial ship, but with Beaufort 6 heads-up it is quite a ride to the restaurant. On board bride and groom, two brides maids, two staff.

The barge pole is another option.Zijlsloep in storm
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The seating, here in the Classic, is roomy and comfortable. Because there is no engine box and no steering house, a lot of space remains.Seating arrangement in the Zijlsloep
6 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
In the Zijlsloep Classic a sun deck can be added between the fore couches. The space under the deck remains free for keeping drinks out of the sun.Sun deck in the Zijlsloep
6 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Here the front half of the ship cover is up, which will keep passengers dry in rain and with headwind waves. There is room enough to sit but also to sail: the boom is free of the cover top.Zijlsloep with front cover
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The mast can easily be taken down or even from the ship (as seen here). This lowers the freeboard (height) to less than 1.3m. Here both parts of the ship cover are up.Zijlsloep Basic w/o mast
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The S-shaped hull needs no separate keel. The Zijlsloep can be transported on a low trailer. The hull shape also protects the engine from hitting the bottom at low tide.Zijlsloep hull shape
9 jaar ago at Sneek, Frise, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Zijlsloep optional gear: a foldable swim ladder, one of your choice. Standard on model ClassicSwim ladder on Zijlsloep
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep fits on most low trailers, due to the shallow hull shape.Zijlsloep on trailer
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The four 12V batteries (24V) are charged and controlled by these units. The batteries are below the white cover, leaving lots of room for storage.Zijlsloep under the aft hatch
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Submerged POD electric engine under the Zijlsloep sailing dinghy
24V, 2.0 kW, 73A (87% efficiency)
Low RPM, direct drive
Joystick; computer display capacity, usage and travel time left
24V (engine) and 12V (light e.g.)
Loader 230V; batteries 24V 275Ah (for 8 hours 2/3 speed)
Three blade bronze propeller
Protected by ships keelZijlsloep electric POD engine
5 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Zijlsloep optional gear: here the 2.0kW engine is mounted with a two-blade bronze folding propellorBronze folding propeller on Zijlsloep
4 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Zijlsloep optional gear: here the 2.0kW engine is mounted with a two-blade bronze folding propellorBronze folding propeller on Zijlsloep
4 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Powered by the electric engine, you can move around without a sound and, when careful, almost without creating waves.Zijlsloep: quiet as a swan
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The optional swim ladder is mounted on the port side. It comes standard on model Classic. So do the thick cushions, here in grey with a black rope fender around the hull.Zijlsloep in white-grey
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Cruising upriver with little wind on the ZijlsloepCasual cruising (Instagram by Jasper Toxopeus)
4 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep on a trailer. Just behind the keel you can notice the (blue) engine. (On display at Schippertjesdagen Warmond)Zijlsloep Classic on trailer
7 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep can be fitted with any type of extra you might wish, such as a teak table, electric 12V outlets, other cover types and (boom) tents, heavy duty batteries and so on.
(On display at Schippertjesdagen Warmond)Zijlsloep extra's
7 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep at the National Sloop Show, Bataviahaven Lelystad, 2010.Zijlsloep at boatshow
6 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
The Zijlsloep at the National Sloop Show, Bataviahaven Lelystad, 2010.Zijlsloep at boatshow
7 jaar ago at Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Sailing sloop Zijlsloep at the National Sloop Show, Bataviahaven Lelystad, 2010. Photograph provided by www.boten.nlZijlsloep at boatshow
7 jaar ago at Haven van Lelystad, Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Hull shape. Engine and mast removed. Optional two-part spray hood up.Zijlsloep hull
5 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Here the typical hull shape is clearly visible. The POD underwater engine is normally attached between the keel and rudder, but not mounted in this picture.Zijlsloep hull shape
8 jaar ago at Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands by Jan Willem Broekema
Classic cat rigging, with boom and gaff
Pivot point of the sail right above the pivot point of the hull
Standing rigging limited; only a mainsheet required

(Classical beige) 15m2 mainsail
Bordered by lazy jacks
Crane line (peak halyard)
Single reef (not shown in drawing)

= Not to scale, not based on the actual Zijlsloep =Zijlsloep rigging
5 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Lifting the 900kg Zijlsloep is easy work even for a forklift, uphill over the dike. You do not need a full crane to launch it.Lifting the Zijlsloep with a forklift
3 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
If the skipper needs a better view, (s)he can move to the aft deck and look over the heads of passengers. On the left (starboard) you see the engine joystick, computer display and two optional electric connectors.Thar she blows! (by Patricia Ramaer)
3 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
T-shirt printThe Zijlsloep
5 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema
Sailing on the Zijl river, with the sun setting, almost at the horizon.The Zijlsloep (by Scott Gilchrist)
5 jaar ago by Jan Willem Broekema