A young businessman from Rotterdam, Tate, thinks he has the chance of his life when he can buy a large Russian ship that has been impounded. After he buys it, he finds out that the ship does not just have a cargo, but also a crew that has not been able to go ashore for months. Tate thinks that's a nuisance but he's bought the ship now. He would most like to set sail at once and sell the cargo somewhere, but all kinds of problems prevent that. In the course of the film Tate finds out that the world is more than earning money. The mood on the ship, the mutual solidarity and the difficult position of the sailors mean that Tate starts to understand them more and questions his own way of life. When his girlfriend falls in love with the first mate, Tate's transformation is complete. He sides with the ship and its crew, with all the consequences that follow.Tate's Yoyage is part of a series of four films that were realised by the Dutch Film Fund, VPRO TV and several young production companies. The theme that links them is the approaching new millennium. See also: The Polish Bride, Temmink and ƒ19.99.