When you’re about to board the Les Six Frères (‘The Six Brothers’ in French) you can’t possibly imagine the world that’s about to unfold. Where the exterior is somewhat boring compared to our other outspoken vessels (sorry brothers), the interior is surprisingly spacious, modern and light. If we go by the name the vessel could easily take in six men, but we’d say it’s just perfect when traveling with a group of four. The wheelhouse has to be mentioned; with its all-around windows and comfy pillows it’s the perfect hide-away.
Type: Luxury Motor
Size: 22×4 meters
Max. Guests: 4
One double bed (140 x 190 cm) in the aft cabin
One double bed (150 x 200 cm) in the forepeak
The Les Six Frères is a so-called luxury motor ship
. When combustion engines were invented in the 1920’s shipbuilders were forced to come up with new designs. The hull needed a different shape to convert the rotation of the propeller into the highest possible speed. Also, the interior had to be rearranged now housing a massive engine. While starting from scratch the naval architects came up with the idea to install wooden cabins as a relaxing area for sailors. This, in combination with the introduction of the chain steering wheel, introduced a degree of comfort which sailors could hardly believe at the time. The bedroom located in the stern of the ship still displays wooden details from back in the day.