Monday, 27 August 2012

Age of Sail - German passing through

More information on the beautiful German boat we saw last month...

Managed to track her down on the net, she's the PRĂ„SIDENT FREIHERR VON MALTZAHN of Hamburg, and is a cutter-ewer hybrid - one of only three still surviving.

Originally a fishing vessel from 1928, she served as an anti-mine ship in the Baltic in WWII.

Their website has some great pics and her full history - make sure you click through the german version too as it contains photos not present in the english pages.

If you look, the sneaky bugger even has a great engine too...

Here's their URL, hope you enjoy their website:
http://www.hf294-maltzahn.de/

For a couple of close-ups, see my post below.