Henry Rasmussen STÖRTEBEKER 3

Sail Number: V 378

Type: Yawl

Störtebeker 3 Specifications:

LOA: 32’10″ / 10.00m
LWL: 24’7″ / 7.49m
Beam: 8’7″ / 2.61m
Draft: 5’3” / 1.60m
Displacement: 5.8 Tons / 5,892 Kilos
Hull Number:
Designer: Henry Rasmussen
Original Owner: Capt. Ludwig Schlimbach
Original Name: Störtebeker 3
Current Owner: Private
Year Launched: June 3, 1937
Built By: Abeking and Rasmussen, GER
Hull Material: Wood
Sail Area (cutter): 421 sq ft / 39.11 sq m (yawl) 450 sq ft / 41.80 sq m



Störtebeker 3 was launched by well known shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder near Bremen / Germany.
Two weeks later Captain Ludwig Schlimbach, a retired Captain of Hamburg-American Line (60), left Lissabon on board of Störtebeker 3 heading New York single-handed. After 57 days (3.272 Miles) on the Atlantic Ocean he arrived in New York, where he met his friends of the NYYC / CCA. With this trip the boat was highlighted in the international yachting scene. Some naval architects have praised the design at that time, e.g. Uffa Fox in his book “Thoughts on Yachts and Yachting”.

During her life Störtebeker 3 landed at a lot of destinations like Hamburg, New York, Cuxhaven, Lemwerder (back in 1938), Berlin, Düsseldorf, Balduinstein, Torquay, London, Poole, Norway, Cape Verde, West Indies, Jamaica, Panama, Marquesas, Takaroa, Auckland/NZ, Rapa, Hawaii, Victoria/Vancouver Island – Canada, Queen Charlottes Islands, San Francisco, San Diego, La Paz/Mexico, Tahiti, Nuko Hiva, Moorea, Port Townsend/USA.

Störtebeker 3 is back in Germany (Hamburg) since 20th of September, 2013 – actually she is in restoration process with the target to rebuild her according to the original which conforms to the Charta of Barcelona. Therefore the owner is very interested to participate in any existing historical information of Störtebeker 3 and searches for all missing original parts / equipment removed by former owners. One key important period was the ownership by Dr. I.J. Franklen-Evans, a British medical doctor (owner 1948-1954), who settled later in Auckland / NZ.


The Wall of Remembrance – The Owners, Crew & Notable Guest of Störtebeker 3

Owner: Captain Ludwig Schlimbach
Owner: (1948-1954) Dr. Ivor John Francklen-Evans


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