Welcome to Northern Light, our eighth entrant, with Piet and Magdaleen Kroon…!

Magdaleen explains the Northern Light story so far:

Two years ago Piet sent me a link to a yacht for sale in the Netherlands. Several other links followed in the months after that, but after he sent the same one the fourth time I suggested we go take a look to put his mind to rest.

We arrived at Monnickendam, North Holland in the middle of a very cold winter in January 2018. And fell in love. Northern light is an old lady of 20 years, but she ticked all the boxes. For the rest of the year she underwent significant refurbishment under the dedicated team of De Gier Yacht Services in Enkhuizen. We visited often and finally sailed her to Antwerpen in January 2019. The weather conditions did not allow for the romantic trip we imagined, but did instil lots of confidence in her ability.

On the 14th of April 2019 she arrived in Cape Town aboard the cargo vessel Golden Karoo.

We’ve since been tweaking and learning a lot.
Our crew of friends and family share our excitement for her next adventure – an Atlantic crossing. What better way than in an iconic race such as the Cape to Rio.

The South Atlantic awaits, from east to west.


Make: Concorde 47.5 DS
Design: Koopmans
Boat Type: Monohull
LOA: 14.45m
Beam: 4.36m
Draft: 2.15m


Owner: Pieter Kroon
Skipper: Pieter Kroon
Number of Crew: 6
Club: Royal Cape Yacht Club
Country: South Africa