Yacht: Marabu

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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:
Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Year Built: 1935
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"
Yard No:
Sail Stats
Construction: African mahogany 1 5/16. Composite oak and steel frames.

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