Of the three owners of the “Berliner Handelsgesellschaft” (Berlin Trading Company) it was the ship-building engineer Adolf Harms who received the honourable order to design a boat as a present for the famous scientist Albert Einstein’s 50th birthday.
They agreed on a sailing boat with auxiliary engine and a sailing area that should be kept as small as possible. Furthermore it was required that the operation of the sailing boat would be easy and not exhausting.
The drawing was developed from these pre-requisites and was built at the shipyard of Berkholz & Gärsch under supervision of the designer. In summer the yacht was delivered to Albert Einstein who was completely satisfied with it.
West Wind II