KRISTA RUD was laid down in 1958 in Esbjerg, Denmark by Raun Byberg with the construction number 73. Since her launch, she has borne her name to this day and has since clocked up tens of thousands of miles in her wake.
The ship was designed as a North Sea cutter and sailed for about 20 years under the fishing mark E573 on the waters of the North Sea and the North Atlantic, which were still rich in fish at that time. Weighing a good 80 tonnes, due to the deliberately heavy and massive construction of 63mm oak planks on oak double frames, she was well equipped for this area of operation.
She is one of the few remaining ships of her type under sail. Everything about her is solid and massive and, thanks to her staysail rig, she can be operated comfortably and safely with only 3 people (but two experienced sailors are also enough). With her 226 m² sail area on the wind, she is anything but slow, despite her weight. She has already sailed as far as the Azores and was also in Norwegian waters for ten years. An absolutely seaworthy as well as safe ship with a solid substance. The ship is registered as a recreational boat and therefore does not need the approval of the See-BG. She can be sailed with the normal SBF-See. More history and much more detailed information is available.
KRISTA RUD was acquired by the current owners in 2014, completely gutted and converted into a sailing residential ship and has been the permanent home of the family of four ever since. Annual shipyard visits with extensive work have been carried out since then. Among other things, the masts were pulled in 2017 (mast survey available). Furthermore, various planks have of course been replaced during this time, a new bow support, a new bowsprit and a new jib net were added in 2020, to name just a few things. Of course, there is documentation on all the work carried out.