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Max Oertz Bermudan Cutter

(REF: 25036)


  • Designer: Max Oertz
  • Builder: Hans Heidtmann, Hamburg
  • Year: 1925
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 6'9"
  • Tonnage: 19TM

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44′ bermudan cutter for sale 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 1920s.  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 1990s, 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 sailing 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 sailing yacht with a fully documented history, well maintained and up to date, ready for the season.


Length on Deck                 44’

Length Waterline             39’1”

Beam                                    10’6”

Draft                                      6’9”

Displacement                    15.09 tons

Thames Tonnage             19TM


Refit work in present ownership since 2007



New Lombardini 60hp engine

Fuel tank removed, cleaned  and overhauled



Teak Deck recaulked with Sikaflex

New port & starboard portholes forecastle



New stainless steel sink & taps

New teak veneers and joinery in galley

Wemo 40 litre coolbox

New ENO Gascogne 2 burner and oven galley stove



2 additional new Dorade boxes

6 stainless steel Andersen cockpit winches fitted



Internal lead ballast removed

New upholstery for bunk mattresses



New lead keel cast and fitted with stainless steel new keel bolts

Deadwood and 2 bottom planks renewed in oak

New caulking as necessary

Classic Sestrel Moore Compass restored

New asymmetric spinnaker



New marine PC, screen, navigation software

New Philippi AC Switchboard

New sole boards in all cabins and saloon in A grade Java teak glued to ply, including hatches to all bilge compartments

New sprayhood



New mainsail sheet and Barton blocks

New sail and hatch covers

New sails (mainsail, genoa, staysail)



New Harken mast rail and cars for mainsail

New Safeguard life raft

Water tank gauges replaced



New Johnson bilge pumps

All navigation lights replaced with LED units



New with marine plywood subdeck overlaid with teak

New coaming aft end of cockpit

New Raymarine AIS Transponder

New Fusion audio set

Lazy jacks fitted for mainsail



Replacement of steering cables

New planks under waterline port side

New lockers in skippers’ cabin

Water pressure system replaced

Fuel tank gauges replaced

All internal light bulbs replaced by LED units



New upholstery in saloon


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 tons with 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 berth.

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 in the heads compartment.

Owners cabin in the forecabin with a large double berth and 5 lockers with varnished doors.


Sestrel Moore steering compass

Raymarine ST50 depth, speed and wind and close hauled indicator with chart table repeater


Furuno GP32 GPS

Raymarine ST60 autopilot control

Raymarine Autopilot computer & gyro

Raymarine 101E hand held VHF

Raymarine 700 AIS transponder linked to nav system

NASA HF2SW SSB transceiver (not installed)

Marine PC with separate screen and wireless mouse and keyboard

Stentec WinGPS Voyager navigation software

Furuno Navtex NX-300

Wempe clock, barometer, hygrometer and thermometer

LED navigation lights


Safeguard 4 person life raft, serviced Spring 2022.

Horse shoe lifebuoy with light

60 litre/min manual bilge pump

12 volt auto electric bilge pump

2 x 12 volt manually operated bilge pumps. (1 of these empties the grey water tank)

5 x 150N Lifejackets with up-to-date cartridges

2 x jackstays

6 x personal lifelines


Simpson Lawrence Seawolf 520 12 volt windlass

45lb CQR anchor

60m of 10mm chain


Pair of Anderson 56 ST stainless steel primary cockpit sheet winches

Pair of Anderson 40 ST stainless steel secondary cockpit sheet winches.

Pair of Anderson 28 ST stainless steel winches for running rigging on coachroof with jammers

3 x Lewmar mast winches.


Sails by Hagoort:

Fully battened mainsail of 43.38m2 on Harken cars, 2016

Roller furling genoa of 61.32m2, 2016

Boomed staysail with 3 battens, 2016

Asymmetric spinnaker of 133m2, 2013 – 2 pieces, one of which with a repair.

Lazy Jacks

Mainsail cover

Staysail cover

Hatch covers

Windlass cover


2 x 70ah 12 volt domestic batteries

1 x 70ah 12 volt engine start battery

Mastervolt 10 amp charger

Victron 12/220 inverter

Philippi 12 volt switch panel

Engine spares


Spray hood and frame

3m Inflatable tender

Honda 2.5hp 4 stroke outboard engine



Boarding ladder

2 x Deck bucket and brush

Boat hook


Fusion MS RA55 sound system with radio and Bluetooth

All LED interior lights

4 x 220 volt sockets

ENO Gascogne 2 burner gas stove with oven

WEMO 40 litre 12 volt fridge

Domestic hot water system with a calorifier from the engine.

Jabsco manual sea toilet

Baby Blake spare sea toilet

Hot water shower

Dickinson solid fuel cabin heater

Diesel hot air heating system, new but not installed

Gimballed saloon oil lamp

Gimballed 12 electric saloon lamp

Galley equipment

Bunk and berth cushions new in 2021 and 2022

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