Certificate no 3600
Status Archived
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Details

Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Hull
Vessel type Ketch
Archive reason Historical Potential
Current use Sailing
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No

Construction

Builder De Vries Lentsch
Built in 1929
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None
Boiler fuel diesel

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
0.17 feet (0.05 m)
Depth
3.17 feet (0.97 m)
Air Draft
25.58 feet (7.80 m)
Length: Overall
30.92 feet (9.42 m)

History

MAYBE was built in 1929 in Amsterdam by Dr Vries Lentsch for Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, her first owner. In 1956 she took part in the first ever Tall Ships Race, and she is still one of the remaining boats taking part in the races today. In 1962 she was bought by the Swiss family of Hans Fehr. During the 1960s,1970s and 1980s she regularly crossed the Atlantic between the West Indies and the Mediterranean.

MAYBE was bought by her current owners in 1989. She resumed sailing as a Sail Training Vessel in 2007 based in UK waters. She was restored in 2017 after which she started sailing again as a sail training vessels. She continues to be used for Sail Training in and around the UK today.

Key dates

  • 1929

    MAYBE was built in 1929 in Amsterdam by Dr Vries Lentsch for Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, her first owner 

  • 1956

    Took part in the first ever Tall Ships Race
     

  • 1962

    Bought by the Swiss family of Hans Fehr
     

  • 1960s-1980s

    Regularly crossed the Atlantic between the West Indies and the Mediterranean
     

  • 1989

    Bought by her current owners
     

  • 2007

    Resumed sailing as a Sail Training Vessel based in UK waters

     

     

  • 2017

    Restored before re-starting sailing again as a sail training vessel in and around the UK

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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