Wooden Ships Comments on this Max Oertz Bermudan Cutter
Designed by Max Oertz and built by Hans Heidtmann, Hamburg in 1925.
Max Oertz was the Kaisers naval architect and was responsible for the Kaisers own yachts, Meteor IV and Meteor V, as well as numerous 10m rule yachts and his big schooner Germania.
This design was very advanced for her time and an unusual design, but proved to be fast and sea worthy, winning the North Sea Race and the Kieler Woche in the late 1920’s. She later moved to the UK and was in the ownership of the Blewitt family for many years (Mary Blewitt of RORC fame) and later owned by Maurice Laing who operated her as a sail training vessel in Scottish waters.
After a complete rebuild in the mid 1990’s, she was purchased by the current owners in 2007 who have continued to update and maintain the boat to a very high level. A full list of recent works is available upon request but includes a new engine, new teak deck, new sails, new ballast keel and keel bolts and an updated interior.
Since 2007 she has been raced regularly in classic regattas proving to be a fast, comfortable boat and a real head turner. Her large sail area and long waterline length make her a fast boat but still easily handled and suitable for family cruising.
A superb yacht with a fully documented history, well maintained and up to date, ready for the season.
Length on Deck 44’
Length Waterline 39’1”
Displacement 15.09 tons
Thames Tonnage 19TM
Carvel planked in pitch pine of 1 5/16” (34mm), all copper rivet fastened to laminated oak timbers, all new in the 1990’s refit. Occasional larger section timbers. Garboard plank and 2 above replaced each side in 2013. Garboards are oak, the other new planking is pitch pine. External lead ballast keel of 6.3 tonswith stainless steel keel bolts. Keel and bolts all new in 2013. Galvanised steel strap floors across the centreline. Complete deck structure new in 2019. Yacht laid teak epoxy glued to a subdeck of 2 layers of marine plywood. No screw fastenings through which water can travel making for a long lasting and stout deck. Varnished teak coverboards and toe rails with stainless stanchions and guard wires. Varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck. Varnished teak forehatch. Varnished teak dorade vent boxes with bronze cowls. Self draining cockpit with laid teak thwarts and varnished teak coamings. Wheel steering on a Whitlock pedestal.
Bermudan cutter rig on a keel stepped varnished wooden mast. Varnished wooden slab reefing main boom and staysail boom. Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates. Mainsail sheets to a track across the cockpit with a 6:1 purchase. Staysail sheets to a galvanised horse infront of the mast. All running rigging lead aft to the cockpit with winches and jammers on the coachroof. Single standing backstay to the stern post and running backstays on tackles. Genoa is on a roller furling system. Sails all new in 2016 from Hagoort, mainsail, genoa and staysail plus an asymmetric spinnaker (2013). Pair of Anderson 56 ST primary cockpit sheet winches Pair of Anderson 40 ST secondary cockpit sheet winches. Pair of Anderson 28 ST winches for running rigging on coachroof with jammers 3 x Lewmar mast winches.
Lombardini LDW2204 60hp 4cyl marine diesel installed new in 2007. 3 x 70ah 12 volt batteries for engine starting and domestics. Charged from the engine alternator or through a Mastervolt 10 amp charger when connected to shore power. Installed 220 volt ring main system with 4 plug outlets. Victron inverter for 220 volt power from the batteries. 100 litre stainless steel fuel tank with gauge. 180 litre stainless steel water tank with gauge. 50 litre flexible grey water waste tank.
7 berths including 2 doubles and 2 singles plus 1 saloon settee berths. Beautiful interior fit out with all new upholstery in the saloon in 2021. New bunk upholstery in 2012. All new sole boards throughout in 2014 using laid teak glued over marine plywood. Steps down from the centreline companion hatch into the main cabin. Panelled mahogany door each side of the companion steps giving access to a double quarter cabin to starboard and a large storage space to port. Chart desk to starboard is a forward facing half-Admiralty size table with all navigation instruments and 12 volt switch panel easily to hand. Galley to port is L-shaped with an ENO Gascogne gimballed 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water. Manual sea water hand pump. Top loading Wemo 40 litre 12 volt fridge set in the work top. The main saloon has port settee berth and starboard settee with a varnished mahogany saloon table that has a fold out leaf to extend its size, suitable for seating 8 people. Very smart mahogany joinery with lockers either side under the deck head. Varnished skylight above the saloon. Dickinson solid fuel cabin heater against forward bulkhead of the saloon. Diesel fired hot air heating system new but not yet installed. Starboard offset door going forward. 2 single berths in the passageway with lee cloths. To port is the heads compartment with a Jabsco manual sea toilet that discharges directly overboard. Hand basin and full height shower with pressurised hot and cold water. Very smart varnished joinery i the heads compartment. Owners cabin in the fore castle with a large double berth and 5 lockers with varnished doors. Full specification and details available upon request
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