Ship type: a sailing ketch with staysails, built in 1898 out of steel in the
shipyard Thormählen in Elmshorn in Hamburg for use as a merchandise carrier. The ship was used in the Baltic Sea and North Sea as a commercial ship and has
thanks to its optimally constructed hull with outstanding water flow excellent sail characteristics. Only later in 1912 the first engine was added. In the 1970’s,
the ship was completely reconstructed in order to use it for charter business in the summer in the Mediterranean Sea and in the winter in the Caribbean. Up to this date
the modernizations have continued with new expert improvements such as roller reefing mechanisms for all sails, solar energy collectors, a wind wheel, three electric
winches. Recently the water tank and dirt water tank (made out of stainless steel) were completely renewed and a septic tank (also stainless steel) has been added in case
of legal requirements in certain parts of the world.
Construction: The ship was built out of robust ship building steel, has
various window hatches and many mobile and firm parts on deck made out of stainless steel. There is a comfortable swimming ladder made of aluminum. The platform at
the stern is constructed of stainless steel and hardwood. The masts are out of steel and the entire standing goods (shrouds) consist of massive stainless steel
Interior has been constructed out of precious, solid mahogany wood
The sanitary area and galley (kitchen) are tiled with ceramics tile.
There are 2 wash rooms, 2 showers – of which one is on deck, 2 electric toilets made by “Rheinstrom”, and a large boiler that supplies warm water as well as a washing
Galley: (with fresh air supply provided by an extra large hatch) has
stainless steel cabinets made by a commercial kitchen supplier named Palux equipped with complete accessories such as dishes, pots etc., various electric kitchen devices such
as a freezer, 180 l refrigerator, modern stainless steel oven with grill (4 flames), an Inductions E stove and a commercial dishwasher. There are also two electric portable
grills for grilling outside on deck. There is another smaller refrigerator is in the drawing-room for cooling of beverages.
On Deck, in the front area there is a large comfortable round seating
bench (made of stainless steel and wood) with a large wooden table and another wooden bench by the front mast. At the stern there is a wood deck with a bench covering the
entire ship’s width. Sun awnings in both seating areas provide shade if needed and are equipped with a rolling mechanism for an effortless rolling up of the awnings in
Sport on board. There is a high-performance compressor
"Capitano” made by “ Bauer” . The scuba diving tanks are secured with especially designed brackets along the railing. Lead belts, water-skis, a deep-sea fishing
rod and a rubber island for trailing behind the dingy are also on board.
have their own fresh air supply as well as the galley, shower and engine room. The 4-man cabin at the bow and the 2-man cabin at the aft as well as the engine
room have separate entrances from the deck.