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To smell the ocean, to see the seas, to feel the freedom and learn why once at sea, people tend to stay there!


“Mateńka” is the Polish diminutive of “mother”. S/Y Mateńka is dedicated to Janina Jasińska, Captain Nikodem’s mother. Read more about Mateńka’s history here.

What do you eat on board?

The kitchen is limited and can be a challenge at times, but we have been able to pull off some amazing meals on Mateńka.

How is life on board?

Comparable to living in a camper van. We have a small kitchen in which we cook, with the additional difficulty to do it underway while everything is moving around. We typically use the showers in the marina, but you can also rinse youself with the on board water (which is not heated).

What do you do on a boat all day long?

Sailing… Dreaming… Reading… Looking… Listening… Joking… Enjoying… Cooking… Fixing things… Fixing more thing…