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La Belle Epoque

 

When searching for an blue water cruising vessel, we did not look exactly for an pretty yacht, we wanted a strong and seaworthy heavy displacement boat that could carry us into all possible sea areas. Here are some of the features we where looking for:

 

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  • steel hull, 11 to 13m LOD
  • heavy displacement and long keel to provide gentle movements
  • ketch w/ cutter stay to get max. variable sail area
  • pilot house w/ heating plus cockpit with second steering station
  • watertide chambers
  • small portholes, unbrakeable glass, storm shutters for all portholes
  • no decksalon
  • strong but simple rigg
  • lots of bouyancy at bow and stern
  • able to stay watertide even by knock down
  • secure deck to have max. security by working on deck
  • min. through holes
  • simple electric
  • wind van
  • "strome prove" interior: floor bords and storage compartment to lock down, hand rails, secure steps and bunks,...
  • light colored interior
  • big gally
  • good heating and insulation to cruise as well tropical and arctic cruising grounds
  • big and strong table
  • big work space
  • well able to lock down

We found La Belle Epoque as the perfect boat for us. After the complete restoration we know the whole boat and all the details very well and are happy to sail a simple but strong vessel.

Details of La Belle Epoque

NAVAL DESIGNER: Kurt W. Schröter, Germany

RIGG: Ketch with cutter stay

HULL: roundbilge steel

LOA: 15,5m

LOD: 13,2m

BEAM: 3,9m

DRAFT: 2m

DIPLACEMENT: ca. 20 000 kg

MAINMAST (on deck): 17,5m

MISSENMAST (on deck): 12,9m

SAILAREA: 140qm

ENGINE: Perkins 4Zyl.

DIESEL TANK: 500l

HEATING DIESEL TANK: 180l

WATER TANK: 400l (2 seperated tanks)

 

built by Family Winke in Germany

Pictures of La Belle Epoque

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