Fancy a classic? This cruiser yacht was extensively refitted from 2018 to 2020 by the master boatbuilder Leon Barthel renovated and is accordingly in very good condition.

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The "Grosser Bär" was launched in 1921 by Rasmussen in Svendborgsund as a gaff-rigged cruiser yacht. The interior was then built by Abeking & Rasmussen completed in Lemwerder. In 1969, the owner from Heiligenhafen had the hull covered with GRP laminate and in 1974 the upper deck, including the cabin roof, was relaid as a teak rod deck (15 mm). In 1978 there was a change of ownership. The "Grosser Bär" accompanied the family for over 40 years. During this time, the boatyard Göttsch carried out an extensive conversion and extension (1985). For example, the bath and the front triangular berth were built. The deckhouse, also built by Bootswerft Göttsch, was added in 1992.


Very good condition

Major Refit

The Abeking & Rasmussen has had a new owner since 2018. Master boat and ship builder Leon Barthel. If anyone knows wood, it's him. He has refurbished the ship very extensively. All fittings were removed, the windows removed, any rubber seams removed and milled out to a depth of 6 mm. The wood had never been sanded in the years before, only varnished over. It was well protected, but it was time to put on the orbital sander. Now, after many hours of work by the boat builder, the boat has its old shine back. New joints, newly sealed windows, new stainless steel rub rail, fresh 2K paint for the hull, new anodes, fresh antifouling, plus 4 coats of 2K Epifanes and 4 coats of 1K Epifanes protect the freshly sanded superstructure. Amazing - not a single piece of wood had to be replaced. Everything healthy.


... and even more refit

The owner has continued to invest time and money. In the fall of 2020, among other things, the running rigging was renewed, the mast was repainted, the engine was overhauled, and the engine compartment was newly insulated. The Volvo Penta is a bit older, but it still performs reliably. Especially when it is warm, it runs like clockwork. In addition, the bilges were repainted, the electrical system partially overhauled, the water pipe renewed, the toilet overhauled, the sea valves of the wet cell replaced, a new tiller with Niro fitting (N. Petersen) mounted for folding and a new plotter from Raymarine installed, including anemometer.


Mahogany interior

Classically cosy

Inside, the ship is still as it was 40 years ago. A large dog berth for 2 persons (2.15 x 1.20 m) opposite the small functional galley with 2 fl. gas cooker, sink and navigation instruments. Gas cooker, sink, storage space and navigation instruments. Forward of the bow cabin (2.00 x 2.25 m wide) there is plenty of storage space and the wet area with a Baby Blake toilet. The saloon with its mahogany interior and leather upholstery is simply cosy. With 1.85 m headroom, a water heater, the ship's floor parquet, the large skylight and room for probably 9 guests, this is the room to be in. This is also where the fridge and glasses are kept. A gentleman's yacht.

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