Used by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) to train pilots in navigation.
‘Whilst serving;the Royal Navy I was drafted to ‘Marabu’ in 1970 at Whale Island where I spent the first year as Mate and over 1971-74 as Skipper, which was the longest time that anyone had the job.’
Information courtesy of Bill Porter.
|Designer:||Abeking & Rasmussen|
|Type of Boat:|
|Built By:||Abeking & Rasmussen; Lemwerder, Germany|
|LOA m / ft:||17.3m / 57'|
|LOD m / ft:|
|LWL m / ft:||12.8m / 42'|
|Beam m / ft:||3.5m / 11'5"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.2m / 7'5"|
|Construction:||African mahogany 1 5/16. Composite oak and steel frames.|