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Max Oertz 182 ft Gaff Schooner 2011



Max Oertz 182 ft Gaff Schooner 2011

Designer Max Oertz
Builder Factoria Naval de Marin
Date 2011
Length overall 195 ft 10 in / 59.7 m
Length deck 156 ft 10 in / 47.8 m
Length waterline 116 ft 2 in / 35.4 m
Beam 26 ft 11 in / 8.2 m
Draft 18 ft 1 in / 5.5 m
Displacement 0 Tonnes
Construction Steel hull
Engine Deutz BF6M1015MC 300 kW
Location Mediterranean
Price EUR 7,500,000

These details are provisional and may be amended


Historical notes

A stunning recreation of the famous 1908 racing schooner GERMANIA – and following Max Oertz’s original design, innovative even in those days; GERMANIA NOVA was built by the Factoria Naval de Marin shipyard in Spain and launched in 2011.

The original GERMANIA was built for Dr Gustav Krupp. She won the 1908 Cowes Week and was victorious at numerous other regattas except, for obvious reasons when competing against Kaiser Wilhelm’s yacht METEOR. In 1912 she competed in 19 regattas winning 10 and coming second three times. Her racing career ended with the outbreak of the First World War and eventually she was sunk in a storm off Key Biscayne in 1930.



- Steel hull
- Teak deck laid on steel
- Deckhouses lightweight aluminium with teak framing and teak wood veneer elevations

Since the original yacht did not have an engine, generators, water makers, air conditioning, and the other systems for a modern yacht, weight saving elsewhere has been critical to compensate. Much has been achieved in the interior with foam cored panelling and joinery with further weight savings on deck. The wooden masts and booms are hollow and the gaffs are faux painted carbon fibre.


Deck equipment

On deck, GERMANIA NOVA looks very traditional but appearances can be deceptive. Of her 21 bronze drum winches, 15 are hydraulically powered. What look like traditional galvanized turnbuckles, cleats and boom fittings, are bead blasted stainless steel. The gleaming varnished deck houses and skylights are teak veneered aluminium structures to save weight and ensure watertight integrity. There is a dining area with gimballed table for up to 10 people forward of the main helm position with additional seating areas on side decks each side of the main deckhouse. The backs of the bench seats can be flipped inboard or outboard and Fantail cushions are there for sunbathing.


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Sleeping 10 in 5 en suite staterooms aft and up to 13 crew forward, she is laid out in the traditional way with full beam owner’s stateroom aft and 4 guest staterooms with double berths off a central corridor, the main saloon amidships and galley, captain’s cabin, officer’s cabin, crew mess and crew cabin areas forward. The interior is bright and spacious with egg shell white painted deck heads and bulkheads beautifully contrasting with rich varnished mahogany furniture and cabin soles. Door furniture and hardware, deck head lights, fiddle rails, etc. are polished brass. All of which is in keeping with the Edwardian period of the yacht.

The sound proofed engine room and machinery spaces are below the accommodation deck with access for all service facilities from the crew area.

Audio visual equipment
The vessel’s TV system can receive satellite signal in Europe, Caribbean and USA. Flat screen televisions are located in the main saloon, master cabin and crew mess. The TV in the saloon is a mirror TV (switched off a mirror, switched on a TV). There is a sound system in all the guest cabins and the captain’s cabin and officer’s cabin. iPod connections are in all cabins with radio / CD players. The main saloon and owner’s suite have 5.1 Dolby surround sound.
- Bose Lifestyle DVD System
- Bose Lifestyle V Class
- Home Theater System
- Sony CDXH905IP
- Altair MF 12 outside loudspeakers and amplifier:
- Arcam Solo Mini in the cabins

- The U shaped galley gives direct access to the main saloon
- Corian countertops and wood laminate sole
- Direct steam oven
- TEKA Tr 50.2 food waste disposer
- Miele Microwave oven M81512
- Miele G8050commercial dishwasher
- Miele Ceramic induction hobs
- Miele CVA 3650ST coffee maker
- Draft beer cooling and dispenser – in main saloon

Crew Accommodation
- Captain’s cabin (shared bath with Officer’s cabin)
- Officer’s cabin with 2 berths
- Fo’c’sle with 10 berths, four of them separated in a girls cabin
- 2 x Heads with basin for crew
- 2 x Showers for crew
- Miele PT5135C condenser tumble dryer
- Miele PW 5065 washing machine
- Miele HM 1683 rotary ironer


Rig, spars and sails

The sail handling of this yacht would be totally familiar to the crew of the original GERMANIA if they could be on board today.

Spars and rigging
- Masts and booms hollow and double conical laminated Oregon pine by Ventis Netherland
- Bowsprit of solid glued Oregon pine by Ventis Netherlands
- Topmasts and jack yards of hollow and conical laminated spruce, fine grain, rift cut
- Gaffs of carbon fibre are made surface painted to resemble wood
- The original wooden spars are available for classic races
- Standing rigging galvanised steel, parcelled and served, by Oevelgoenner Tauwerkstatt
- Rigging is traditional in style and as close to original as possible within the GL Class rules
- Fittings in the rig and on deck made from glass bubble blasted stainless steel with satin finish

Sails and handling
- 8 x Dacron working sails by North Sails in the classic style with leather reinforced corners
- Main sail, main gaff topsail, main topmast staysail
- Fore sail, fore topsail, fore staysail, jib and jib top
- All are raised and sheeted using hydraulic winches
- Manual winches used for lighter work such as running backstays
- Cruising main, trysail, storm staysail (bright orange), spinnaker, and jack yard
- Custom Meissner hydraulic sheet winches with two and three speeds by Holmatro Netherlands
- Holmatro / Meissner Types 6000 H, 400 H, 75 H, and 75 halyard winches

The following timber spars are kept in storage ashore
- Spinnaker pole, jack yard, topsail yard, boot boom, fore gaff, main gaff


Mechanical electrical and tankage

The engineering is in accordance with Germanischer Lloyd Classification
The engine rooms are below the accommodation deck and are very well sound insulated
- Deutz BF6M1015MC 300 kW main engine 6,900 hours at 1st May 2016
- Hundestad variable pitch propeller
- Hydraulic retractable bow thruster
- Kohler 50 kW generator starboard
- Kohler 70 kW generator port
- Mastervolt mass charger
- Mastervolt mass sine 24 / 5000 230 V AC Inverter
- Fuel capacity c 3,300 gallons / 12,500 Litres
- Fresh water capacity c 2,380 gallons / 9,000 Litres
- Grey water 770 gallons / 3,500 Litres
- Black water 550 gallons / 2,500 Litres
- Marine Air air conditioning with air handlers on deck and 20 fan coils in the cabins, salon, etc
- 2 x Idromer MC2J @ 130 Ltr / hr water makers
- JETS vaccum sanitary system
- Winel watertight sliding door of the central bulkhead
- 2 sets Carral Neptuno hydraulic anchor windlass
- Under water lighting at the stern and LED lighting of the bulwarks


Navigation, communications and electronics

The navigation system is integrated and centralised in the deckhouse with individual operation units installed throughout the vessel. The system is designed and installed to the standards of the classification society with relevant documentation. The system includes: radar, charter plotter system, full GMDSS , AIS, Navtex, Cassens and Plath compass, Zollner Typhoon, Satellite and GSM Communication, autopilot, wind indicator, rudder position, speed and depth instruments.
Repeaters are located at the helm station.
- Thrane & Thrane Sailor TT3000E mini C GMDSS System
- Thrane & Thrane Sailor System 5000 MF/HF
- Thrane & Thrane Sailor 500/250 Fleet broadband
- Thrane & Thrane Sailor RT5020 VHF
- Furuno marine radar FAR 21 x 7
- Alphatron Alpha mini course V2 giro compass
- W LAN Communication throughout the boat
- Panasonic KXDT333 telephone system throughout
- Satellite communication with Fleet Broadband
- Ship’s computer with printer
- Central telephone system
- GSM repeater



- Ultra Fog fire extinguishing system in cabins
- FM 200 fire extinguishing system for engine room
- Vigotronica fire alarm system
- RFD Beaufort MK IV life rafts


Tenders and toys

The vessel has water sports toys appropriate for a charter yacht of this size and type
- Custom wooden tender built in England in 2013 with inboard diesel engine CE certified
- DSB Germany RIB, with a 115 HP Yamaha outboard engine acquired 2012; SOLAS certified
- Double and mono water skis for use with the well powered RIB
- 1 x Kayak
- Full diving equipment with Baur dive compressor


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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