Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Suleyken"
Photos of the sailing ship:
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Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Type of rigging:||KUTTER|
|Type of ship:||Spitzgatter|
|Overall length:||10.50 m|
|Length (hull):||8.60 m|
|Sail area:||60 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
|Engine:||Volvo MD 11C|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 05 Feb 2011
- built 1921 at the Kalisch shipyard in Königsberg/East Prussia, today Kaliningrad, RUS after drawings by the yacht designer Harry Wustrau.
- until the end of WWII 1945 used as private yacht sailing in the Baltic Sea, owner used the ship with his family to escape to Copenhagen, DK in January 1945.
- 1969 change of the owner, general overhaul, widely preservation of the interior with some minor extensions.
- 1972 change of the owner.
- 1979 change of the engine, fitted with a Volvo engine.
- 1981 renewal of the mast, the rigging was made of stainless steel.
- 1982 change of the owner.
- 1994 rigged as gaff cutter in Greifswald, GER; exchange of the engine (Volvo MD 11C).
- 2002 change of the owner.
- used as private sailing ship, regular participation in the Rumregatta in Flensburg, GER.
- 2010/11 maintenance of the hull at the shipyard of Stephan Ernst-Schneider in Grödersby, GER.
- Suleyken is the name of a village in Masury, Poland after a story by the German writer Siegfried Lenz.
Contact:Website (deutsch, 05 Feb 2011):
Suleyken: the history of the ship, many photos, contact address