Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Skeaf"
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|Ex-names:||Skeaf VII, Eroika, Gilnockie, Polaris, Etoile Polaire|
|Type of rigging:||KETSCH|
|Type of ship:||Gaffelketsch (Yacht)|
|Yard:||Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder, GER|
|Overall length:||33.00 m|
|Length (hull):||24.50 m|
|Sail area:||350 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Holz / Wood|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 11 Mar 2021
- built 1916 at the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder in Germany as classic yacht for regatta sailing, composite construction of wooden planks on steel frames, first owner Henry Horn named her the "Skeaf VII".
- after WWI in 1918 taken by Denmark as reparation, renamed the "Eroika".
- 1933 taken over by English owner, new name became "Gilnockie".
- 1943 stranded at the English coast, 1946 salvaged and restored by an English nobleman, used as a yacht, mainly in the Mediterranean Sea for the neyt 20 years.
- 1969 sold to the Canadian Bryan Garvey, general overhaul and restoration, renamed the "Polaris".
- in the end of the 1980s operated by an Irish sailing school for educational purposes.
- 1995 after the death of the owner sold to Yves Lemonier, registered in France.
- since 2001 taken over by the Etoile Marine CroisiÃ¨re, new name "Etoile Polaire", based in St. Malo she offers sailing for charter guests.
- 2003 again heavyly damaged by hitting the ground, general overhaul in 2003 at the shipyard Chantier du Guip in Brest, FRA.
- used in the charter business with passengers, participation in sailing festivals in French and English ports.
- 2015 sold to Alan Fustec, since then she is used for sailing often with social therapeutic issues, renamed the "Skeaf", registered in Douarnenez, FRA.