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ASCHANTI III

Year1939
International RuleThird Rule
Current Statusbroken up
DesignerHenri Gruber
BuilderBurmester Yacht-und Bootswerft
Length Overall20.79 m.
Waterline13.72 m.
Beam3.64 m.
Draught2.68 m.
Displacement27 t.
Sail Area176 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerErnst Burmester
Original NameASCHANTI III
Original CountryDE
Original HomeportBremen
Original Sail NumberG 3
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule

1939 - 1953 Ernst Burmester - name: ASCHANTI III - home port: Vegesack - rig: Bermudan sloop E. Burmester built Aschanti III to race against the Abeking & Rasmussen Twelves; the design was by Henri Gruber, a great German naval architect, assistant to Starling Burgess in the design of Enterprise and Nina. According to Uffa Fox, Aschanti had a very pleasing set of sections, a long easy rise to the floor and the turn of the bilge was not reached until just above the water-line, all of wich makes an easely driven yet powerful boat, able to carry her spars and sails to windwrd in a breeze of wind. She entered the 1939 Kiel Woche but soon after her racing career was stopped by the War; in 1953 she crossed the Atlantic ocean on board a ship to enter the Larchmont Week. She got a warm welcome from the Americans as if the War would not have taken place. The first races were disappointing and Burmester decided to change the mast with an aluminum one and to have a set of Dacron sales. She won four out of five races!

1954 Fritz von Opel - rig altered to yawl - engine installed. After a very short period, Aschanti III was sold back to Burmester

1954 - 1962 Ernst Burmester - rig: brought back to the original one.

1962, while at the Burmester yard, after an explosion on board, she was broken up


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