"HF 244 Astarte" - Sailing ship
Sails actively as a traditional ship in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
The "Astarte" is the flagship of the Schiffergilde Bremerhaven. It is a real Hamburg-Finkenwerder cutter (HF). A fishing ship whose sailing characteristics are legendary. This type of ship dominated fishing on the North Sea until the beginning of the 20th century, when the triumphal procession of steam ships finally came to an end. Built in 1903 with the traditional Finkenwerder fishing mark HF 244, the cutter was used for fishing until 1952 and was then sold to Wilhelmshaven as a research cutter. The Schiffergilde bought the ship in 1978, which had undergone major structural changes, restored it according to the original plans of the Altona Museum in Hamburg and then put it back into service. Today, the traditional sailing ship is mainly used by young people and other people interested in sailing on the North and Baltic Seas.
The "Astarte" has participated in every SAIL Bremerhaven since 1986.
Type: Deep-sea cutter
Owner: Schiffergilde Bremerhaven e.V.
Home port: Bremerhaven
Length: 27,00 m
Width: 6,10 m
Draught: 2,50 m
Sail area: 250 m²
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