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International RuleFirst Rule
Current Statussailing, perfect conditions, refit completed in 2008
Current LocationHamburg
Current CountryDE
DesignerMax Oertz
BuilderMax Oertz Yachtwerf
Length Overall18.63 m.
Waterline11.50 m.
Beam3.48 m.
Draught2.25 m.
Sail Area263 sq.m. - 134 sq.m. (1930)
Constructionwood on steel and wooden frames
Original OwnerH. Eschenburg
Original NameHETI
Other NamesHeti (1912)-Traum (1923)-Nathurn (1942)- Seeschwalbe (1960)-Moby Dick (1966)- Saturn (1968)-Romeo (1978)
Original CountryDE
Original HomeportTravemunde
Original Sail NumberE 3
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International First Rule.

1912 - 1919 Hermann Eschenburg - name: Heti - home port: Travemende (Germany). She was the first Twelve built by M.Oertz for a German customer. Heti was the name of Eschenburg daughter. She entered the Kiel Woche racing against Ierne, Magda IX, Skeaf V and Davo III, winning one of the races. After the Great War she was sold to Berlin, where she sailed in inshore waters only. Due to the Treaty of Versailles, Germany had to deliver all seagoing yachts to the Allied Forces. In order to avoid expropriation, Eschenburg had changed the yacht's status to an "inshore craft".

1919 - 1922 - In 1919 she was altered to yawl.

1923 - 1945 Dr. Max Haners, a coal industrialist and yachtsman - new name Traum - home port: Berlin and Kiel (1930s) (Germany). From 1928 registered in Lloyd's Register as "cutter & yawl". In 1936 she won in the Helgoland races - in 1936, she was altered in the Abeking & Rasmussen yard to gaff yawl. During the war the news was confused: according to Haners daughter, Anita von Hochstetter Traum was hauled up the river Weser; then, due also to the death of her father in 1945, she was confiscated by the allied troops, then used as a house boat.

1945 - 1949 Heinz Harmssen - new name: Nathurn - home port: Bremen (Germany).

1950 - 1959 ?

1960 - 1965 Yachtschule Glucksburg - new name: Seeschwalbe - home port: Glucksburg (Germany).

1966 - Aug. 1968 Karsten Schaper - new name: Moby Dick - home port: Flensburg (Germany).

Sept. 1968 - 1977 Peter Himsted and Karl W. Massberg - new name: Saturn. At the Jurgen Heuer yard a general refit was carried out and a new engine installed, the bow section was changed and a new ballast keel added, GRP sheathing; coating; rigged as a very high-masted bermudan cutter. She won the "Blue Riband River Elbe" races three times.

1978 - 1998 Friederich Goebel - new name: Romeo - home port: Imperia (Italy) - rigging and interior lay out altered. She entered the Mediterranean regattas for vintage yachts. During the 1998 Imperia festival she had a collision with another Oertz yacht, Aello, just before the start and was dismasted. Due to this accident, Romeo was donated to a unemployment scheme in Hamburg for the education of young craftsmen.

1999 - 2008 Jugend in Arbeit Hamburg e. V. - new name: Heti - home port: Hamburg (Germany). The programme was to refit Heti according to the original project under the ownership is to be passed to the foundation "Hamburg Maritim?" The refit finished in 2008 and Heti has been re-launched the same year with original gaff rig. Home port: Hamburg (Germany).

2009 Freundic der Segelyacht Heti E.V.

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