Jill and Harry

Sailing Elysium around the world

Our Sailing Dream

We are Harry and Jill, a Dutch couple who are working towards our sailing dream to work and live on board sailing around the world on our sailing yacht Elysium.

The first step and dive into this dream has been made in 2019 when we acquired the Hoek Truly Classic 56 in Lymington, UK. We sailed her home from Lymington, passing Dover, cross over the North Sea to Den Helder, and then on to her new home in Den Oever in the Netherlands.

refit and upgrade

Elysium is now at Hutting Yachts in the Netherlands for a refit and upgrade. The outer varnish is completely redone, the hull repainted, and the pilothouse roof repaired and enforced. Upgrades done like a bigger anchor, new navigation instruments, and a hard dinghy amongst other.

We are also having a STOK Electric hybrid system installed: a full electric propulsion with a 350V battery system and a backup diesel generator.

social media

Follow us on our sailing adventures on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. We also posts updates of our refit in 2021-2022.