Life Onboard

At 56ft on deck, 75ft overall and 15ft at her widest point Eda is a perfect sized vessel for charter. We sail with 8 voyage crew and 3 professional crew of skipper, mate and cook. With no winches aboard, we encourage everyone to join in as this is a truly hands on sailing experience, using block and tackle to hoist up to 2210sq ft of sail!

Powerful Sailing
Powerful Sailing, view from the bow sprit!

We are a fun and friendly crew, with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere onboard. Each morning we will set sail to a new destination, find a secluded anchorage or bay for the night. Our plan for the week is flexible, we go with the weather rather than fight it, meaning every trip is different. If you have any places you would like to visit we will do our best to include requests where possible. Have a look at our photos and videos of a taste of life onboard.

“Thank you for the most wonderful week. Great weather, great sailing, great week… fantastic food and company. We have enjoyed this week so much, thanks.”    Jane and Graham July 2013

After fantastic sailing, perhaps step ashore for a walk, or relax on the deck with a good book and a glass of wine, followed by a great dinner. Sleep well with the water underneath the hull and stars above.

The areas we sail in are abundant in bird and marine life including good opportunities to spot whales, dolphins, basking sharks eagles and large colonies of seabirds. Read more about our wildlife »

On Deck

Eda has lovely wide decks, plenty of seating areas and a quirky saddle to sit astride when steering. The gleaming varnished woodwork and beautiful original features are hard to miss. She is incredibly seaworthy and stable in stronger winds, yet with all 5 sails set in lighter airs is still quick and graceful through the water.

Large and spacious decks

Accommodation Below

Down below Eda offers 8 guest berths in twin cabins, a large saloon, 2 heads (toilets) and a hot shower as well as heating for those cooler evenings. Each cabin is separated by a privacy curtain and has 2 comfortable bunks with a personal reading light and ample stowage space for belongings. All bedding is provided. See our suggested list of what to bring »

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Large and spacious saloon


There is a small bosun’s locker at the front of the boat and a separate crew cabin at the back. A heated towel rail is great for drying and airing items and a 240v system ensures you can charge cameras and phones.

Freshly cooked food is produced from the galley which has the original burner from her fishing days as well  as a modern oven, large fridge and freezer. Dinners are very sociable around Eda’s beautiful table where we can enjoy great food and discuss the events of the day in good company. In fine weather, lunch will be on deck, either sailing or in a beautiful anchorage. The kettle is always on with plenty of tea, coffee and home baking available. See more about Food and Drink »

“Great company, beautiful anchorages and just the best food in Scotland.” Bill and Maggie, June 2013

Eda is fully coded and insured with the latest navigation and safety equipment and is operated by a professionally qualified crew.

Eda Frandsen Accommodation
Eda Frandsen Accommodation