Year built: 2001
Location: Germany, Emden
Cabins / berths: 8 / 20+6
Hull material: steel boat
Length: 50 m (164 feet)
Beam / draft: 7.80 / 4 m
Air draft: 35 m
Headroom: 1.95 m
No. of toilets: 8
Engine power: 400 hp (294 kW)
Propulsion: shaft drive
Engine hours: ca. 500
Cruis. speed: 6 kn
Max. speed: 11 kn
Consumption for cruis. speed: 25 ltr/hour
Fuel tank: 30,000 ltr
Fresh water tank: 5,000 ltr
This rapid Barkentine is built on the plan of a Dutch herring lugger. Only the bow and part of the hull have been reused but the rest has been rebuilt, and the hull lengthened. The dimensions are impressive: 50m LOA, LWL 39m x 7,80m x 4m depth.
The ship is rigged as a Barkentine: three masts, the first of which is square-rigged. Thickness of steel: 16mm keel, hull 10mm and superstructure 8mm. The construction of this ship began in 1997 and was completed in 2001. The sail plan consists of four fore sails, three cross sails for the first mast, forestay two sails, a mizzen and topsails. Most sails are still present.
The interior style is German. There is a lot of pine panelling and varnish. In the back is now an captain’s suite, with a large bedroom, a living area with kitchen and a large bathroom with bath and washing machine and dryer. Further to the fore are the crew’s cabins. Still further fore are the guest cabins on either side of a passage. On deck there is a cockpit with navigational instruments and radio corner the steering wheel is placed on a hydraulic platform and can be moved to the roof of the wheelhouse.
Further towards the bow is the officer’s mess and the guest lounge / restaurant with plenty of seating and a fully equipped bar. At the front is a professional galley, suitable for the preparation of restaurant meals. On top of the guest’s day lounge and aft on the quarter deck is an outside area for passengers to sit. The technical installation is impressive.
The centre of the engine room is a heavy 8-cylinder marine diesel of 400 hp, with only a few running hours. In addition, an 6-cylinder marine generator has been installed for the power supply, and on the other side is a 4-cylinder air-cooled generator. There is an on-board water maker which can produce 2500 liters per day. All valves and filtration systems are duplicated.
This ship has worked for years as a restaurant/hotel. The ship is extremely seaworthy and could serve well as an expedition/research vessel with some adaptations, like converting the large owners cabin into a mess/seating aerea and the deckhouse to a workspace/laboratory.
The style of the interior is classic German. The ship can be sailed with six crew members. The state of technical maintenance is good, but the ship should be taken out of the water for repainting the hull. All licenses have expired.