Hi, I am Mateńka, an oceanic sailing yacht type Cetus 136c. I was born in 1986 in the Leonida Teligi shipyard in Stettin, Poland. My owner and co-designer Nikodem Jasiński sailed me for 22 years, followed by his daughters, first Joanna Jasińska and now Elisa Jasińska. I’ve been in many places around the world: cruised the North sea, crossed the Atlantic, visited the Caribbean, Bahamas and the USA, I’ve lived on the Mediterranean and so much more. I have a lot of good friends and a lot of dreams for future adventures.
The yacht was built in 1986 on a laminated hull type Cetus 136c, in the Leonida Teligi shipyard in Stettin, Poland. The project was executed by Mark Tuński and his crew, together with the later owner and captain Nikodem Jasiński. Ever since the beginning Nikodem sailed her under a Polish flag. He crossed the Atlantic ocean, sailed the Caribbean, Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida, New York, the Azores, etc. She spent 20 years in the Mediterranean until Nikodem passed away in 2008.
Mateńka has a long family history and has never been owned by anyone not part of the Jasinski family. After Nikodem passed away in 2008, his daughter Asia took over and cared for Mateńka for many years. During that time, Elisa, Nikodem’s youngest daughter, got into sailing too and she now sails and lives on Mateńka.
Nikodem Jasiński (1940 – 2008)
Nikodem Jasiński was the co-designer, owner and captain of Mateńka. A sea lion. A dreamer. A beautiful person. He spent 30 years at sea, inspiring everyone to be a sailor too. He was loved by many. He showed us how to find freedom and make our dreams come true.
Joanna “Asia” Jasińska
Nikodem’s daughter Asia took over Mateńka after he passed away in 2008. Without her we wouldn’t be where we are today. She took it upon herself to keep Mateńka afloat. Asia and her partner Tomek took care of a number of essential repairs and brought her slowly back to life.
Ela “Elisa” Jasińska
Elisa is Nikodem’s youngest daughter. She spent many vacations sailing as a child, however sailing was not the reason she was there, her dad was. For her Mateńka was the home she had with her father. She discovered her own passion for sailing and the boat life in recent years and sails and lives on Mateńka now.
Mateńka has been around for over 30 years and has a lot of stories to tell, which we can’t possibly all fit into one page, here’s a little bit of history.
Just before Nikodem passed, Mateńka was in a serious accident and almost sunk. Nikodem spent the last year of his life recovering her from the accident, but he never saw her fully seaworthy again.
His daughters took over Mateńka in 2008 and after a lot of repairs Joanna had her sailing again by 2010. She cruised around the Mediterranean for a few years and in 2015 Elisa sailed her back to Poland, for some more much needed repairs.
In 2017 Elisa embarked with Mateńka across the Atlantic again, her second time after Nikodem’s first trip across the pond in 1987. After their return in 2018 they are now stationed in Gdańsk, Poland, and getting ready for new adventures.