Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Betty"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Betty, Volker Gries, Hanse Sail Rostock 1998 , 08/1998

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hanse Sail Rostock 1998,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Rostock
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Cornish Crabber
Year built:1978
Overall length:10.60 m
Length (hull):7.32 m
Breadth:2.50 m
Draught:1.20 m
Sail area:41 m2
Ship's hull:Kunststoff / Plastics
Power:19 PS
Engine:Volvo 2020

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Oct 1998

  • built as a replica of the crab cutters traditional in Southern England
  • her hull is based on the original design of the boats fishing the English Channel and the Atlantic. The Cornish Crabber is the smaller type of the well-known Falmouth Working Boat.
  • "Betty" is one of the first replicas, with special emphasis placed on traditional appearance and simple handling of the rig
  • with the change of sea area from the Atlantic to the Baltic Sea, the gaff-rigging (jib, foresail, main and topsail) was extended by way of the topmast, making it possible to set an additional flying jib as the 5th sail. This increases the sail area to 41m┬▓.

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. ├╝berarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Peter Rath
"Hanse Sail Rostock - Wo man sich begegnet"
Hanse Sail Verein Rostock e.V. 2005
Page: 49 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data