Abeking & Rasmussen

ex Gianni Lancia - Hochseeyacht - rare Wishbone-Ketch
  • Year of manufacture 
  • Boat type 
    Sailing Yacht
  • Condition 
    Restoration project
  • Cabins 
  • Boat category 
  • Hull material 
  • Exterior colour 
  • Beam 
    6.30 m / 20.67 ft
  • Draft 
    3.10 m / 10.17 ft
  • Displacement 
    85.00 t / 187 392.91 lb
  • Location
  • Overall length 
    28.80 m / 94.49 ft


this ship is in elegance & daily usability
a hardly to be surpassed yacht classic,
super layout up to the room layout,
in addition perfect history and in the yacht world admits,
and at the end of a shipyard,
which is until today in quality and design world scale,
set yourselves and the ship in scene

1959 Wishbone-Ketch

Design Laudendorf - built by Abeking & Rasmussen - hull 5438

rare rigging with a big try sail - the idea was to be able to serve small areas,
1 of only 6 A&R in this configuration, and of it the biggest one

28,8 m (19,9m CWL) x 6,3 m - 85 t - CAT engine (first MWM)

the last ship built by the old Henry „Jimmy“ Rasmussen (✝︎ 1959)
the first ship after his death delivery by his 25-years young American nephew and from this point shairman of the 700 employer shipyard in Bremen Lemwerder Hans Schaedla (✝︎ 2011)

completly know history, at that time the biggest privat sailing yacht in Germany, perfect layout for regatta and cruising, 4-5 cabins

___1959 first owner coffee producent family Edgar Bohlen Hamburg, registered in time at HRV Hamburger Regatta Verein, reputable prestigious guest like Krupp’s + VonBismarck’s + Burda's + Agnelli’s + Cousteau’s
___1961 second owner automobil producer family Gianni Lancia (✝︎ 2014), after some years in Brasilia back in Cap-Antibes France & Genua Italy, (his friend Giovanni Agnelli from Fiat Automobili and later Ferrari made 1962 his first order at A&R instead of Sangermani, Titziana 35,6 m, current home port Mallorca)
___maybe 10-15 years later in the 1970s third owner Mrs Myrna Snider (✝︎ 2014), she spends over 30 years with her boatswain/captain an later second husband Martin Thomas on the yacht, more than 120.000sm on board, 5 times winner Antigua Classics

now back in Bremen Germany
the last trips Caribbean 2007 + Cote d’Azur 2008
needs refit, the last boatswain since 10 years standby,
covered, is in the water, unplaced masts and waiting for a come back,
(there are offers from 2,0 / 3-3,5 / until 4,5 Mio. in as new German Robbe & Berking standard)

Price as is 350.000 € (you need at the end 3,0 - 5,0 Mio.)

advised by Baum & König