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A FULLY RESTORED ‘S55’ SPITZGATTER designed by M S J Hansen and built in 1938 by Navy Dockyard, Copenhagen, Denmark”

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The Spitzgatter is a traditional design from the Scandinavian region associated with a distinct hull form with the stern lines tapering to form a double ended vessel with a large swept rudder. Spitzgatter have a high stability and immense seaworthness and the design, not dissimilar to a Colin Archer has been used as regional workboats and lifeboats.
In the 1930’s M S J Hansen, a well known yacht designer developed the Spitzgatter as a private yacht.

Three S55 Spitzgatter yachts were built during the 1930’s by the Navy Dockyard in Copenhagen. One was wrecked in the Second World War, the second sold to the USA and the third, named Vidi , the last of this type in Europe was restored in 2010-11.
Following a keel-up restoration the yacht was extensively equipped for all seasons sailing, professionally maintained she is currently in commission sailing in the Balearic Islands.
Substantial Nordic Pine construction 1.4 inch planking on sawn oak frames having intermediate steamed timbers through copper fastened. Oak centre-line and deadwood with 4.5 ton lead ballast keel. New keel-bolts and heavy strap floors.Teak laid decks, recently re-payed and varnished mahogany coachroof coamings and cockpit. Mahogany skylight, rails and hatches.

Bermudian Sloop Rig sets 55 sq. m. plain sail. Keel stepped oregon pine mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. New mainsail, genoa, lug sail and foresail.
Spacious, well planned bright accommodation for four in two cabins. Solid mahogany joinery combined with white enamel woodwork. Burgandy coloured upholstery. Brass fittings 12 volt lighting.

Saloon with two settee berths to port and starboard. drop-leaf table, lockers and shelves.
Galley with stainless steel sink, high-quality fridge with freezer. Pantry and crockery lockers. Pressurised water supply.
Navigation Desk / Chart Table to starboard.
Fore Cabin with two 7ft berths with option to make double berth. Electric marine heads.
Aft cockpit, tiller steering, locker seats.
43hp Nanni four cylinder diesel engine completely overhauled in 2011, driving a three blade bronze propeller. 120 litre fuel capacity. New electric system in 2011 with high power charging, two new AGM consumer batteries (400ah) and a new lead starter battery.


Simrad sensor system to include log depth and wind.
GPS navigation (NSS7)
Cassen & Plath Ball Compass
Peters & Bey LED navigation lights
Deck Windlass
24 kg Bower Anchor with 130 ft chain
Deck shower and bathing ladder
Kedge Anchor
Comprehensive life-saving equipment including liferaft
Mooring lines & Fenders
Diesel stove (not installed)


An attractive and manageable sized Spitzgatter Yacht fully restored in 2010-11 and offering excellent seaworthy sailing characteristics. Professionally maintained and currently sailing in the Balearic Islands.
A traditional cruising yacht, ideal for extended living aboard or holidays in the sun. Mallorca mooring available.

Lying: Mallorca
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CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE +44 (0) 1905-356482 / 07949-095075 info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk