Fun to sail in comfort
and safety


The Enksail Orion

Gebroeders van Enkhuizen a well-known builder of sailing yachts with a functional deckhouse. The Enksail Noordkaper and Enksail are real cruiser designs. In terms of sailing characteristics, a sporty version has now been added: the Enksail Orion line. Orion is a design by the famous Dutch designer Kees van de Stadt of Satellite Yacht Design. Because of the sporty hull shape, the ship has little displacement, which makes it easy to sail with less effort. The Orion range consists of a 49 and 54-footer.

In brief

The Enksail Orion not only has the appearance of a fast ship, and in fact she is. Kees van de Stadt’s philosophy in designing ships are well thought-out: safety combined with sailing performance and comfort. The process of designing starts and ends with safety without compromise. The ship must be stable, easy to sail and the construction needs to be extremely strong. The ship complies with the CE-category A certification.


The hull is made entirely of aluminium. With a straight bow it is a modern ship. Optionally, the ship can be equipped with a centreboard keel, creating a variable draught. The hull will generally be unpainted aluminium, which offers advantages in terms of maintenance. In terms of interior, the Enksail Orion, like all our other yachts, is completely custom made.

“I can’t control de wind
but I can ajust the sail.”

Ricky Skaggs


The pilothouse is not only an eye-catcher, but offers safety and comfort as well. During bad weather conditions, everyone can sit inside in a dry, warm and safe way. This also extends the sailing season when the weather is not ideal. In the deckhouse you have a panorama view and a very spacious seat, which is nice while sailing but also pleasant in the harbour.


As a general model, an interior has been designed, with a spacious seating area and steering position in the pilothouse. Below deck is a large galley and there are three cabins, each with a double bed. There are two bathrooms, with shower, sink and toilet. The first bathroom is opposite the galley and the second bathroom is in the owner’s cabin.
Of course there is more than enough space below deck for storing sailing gear, provisions and everything else that you need on board

Your own wishes

Most boats that we have built, are custom-built. Also with the Enksail Orion, you can make the layout as desired. In case you have special wishes or ideas about the layout, we are happy to know.

What typifies an Enksail Orion?

  • They are built in aluminium
  • They are semi-custom built
  • They are of exceptional quality
  • They are CE-category A
  • They are entirely built in the Netherlands

Maintenance and service

Gebroeders van Enkhuizen is also committed to the maintenance and servicing of existing yachts. Our shipyard will continue to provide support and service to keep your yacht in tip top condition, for many years to come. Therefore, you can look forward to many years of sailing pleasure with as little worry as possible. Ownership of a Enksail Orion is something you will be, and will remain proud of.

Woud you like to know more

Would you like to know more about the Enksail Orion? Our shipyard is located at the Strânwei 11 in Makkum. We would be happy to make time for you to discuss all your wished and our options.

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