Dafne and Jorrit met at university and soon thereafter four children were born: Rorik (1996), Florentine (1999), Olivier (2001) en Jelle (2009). Between 2007 and 2012, several big trips were made with sailing yacht Palustris and in 2009 Jelle was born on the island of Faial, in the Azores Archipel. 10 years later, Jelle will revisit his place of birth, for the first time in full consiousness.

S/Y Palustris:

The Palustris is a steel ketch, originally built in France in 1980. An major refit was done between 2012 and 2015, whereby the ship was extended by 2 meters, a wheelhouse added and the rigging adjusted. It is now a very well equipped ship with all the space and comfort but still easy to sail with a small crew.

Type: Caroff Custom 50

Built: Deschamps / Fecamp (1980) en Kroes / Leeuwarden (2012).

Home Port: NL -Marken (Sailing Club Het Y)

Dimensions: (l.b.d.): 1499x410x220 (l.o.a. 15.90); 18t.

Rig: cutter-ketch, roller furling (2017), fore stay sail(2007), main(2017), mizzen (2007), gennaker (2017), mizzen gennaker  (2017).

Steering: hydraulic steering, Autohelm 7000 en Onwa KP866 autopilots, Windpilot Pacific windvane.

Engine: Mercedes OM615 (2003) 60PK, gearbox Hurth WB220 (2007).

Electrical System 24 volt with Xantrex en Victron automatic chargers & inverters,  220 volt shore line via Victrom isolation transformer. 5x solar panels 500 watt total

Nautical Instruments Garmin chartplotter, Onwa AIS transponder / chartplotter, Navman depth sounder log; Plath liquid compass, barometers, Uniden + Sailor marine radio, Cobra handheld radio, Furuno radar, ICOM 718 HF radio, Furuno Weatherfax, Onwa KS-33R AIS MOB (3x), Onwa KW-369 Ultrasonic Weather Station / Anemometer.

Safety Equipment Extinguishers, Bilge pumps, 2x EBIRP, 2x MOB transmitters, 38kg Kobra anchor with 60 mtr. Lofrans Grade 40 10mm anchor chain, spare 20kg Bruce anchor with chain, Lifelines, Radar reflector, Swimming ladder, 6 person Plastimo Cruiser life raft.

Other: Kabola diesel oil heater, cooling unit 24V / 220V, 3 burner gas oven / stove, washing machine, pump toilet, 220v water boiler (shower and galley), 2x water tanks in total approx. 1000 liters. Fuel tanks in keel 600 ltr.

Dinghy: Caribe RIB with 9.8 hp Tohatsu and 2,5 hp Suzuki