Abeking & Rasmussen Yard No. 5025

The first of this name; GERMANIA I, commissioned by the Krupp steel dynasty and designed by Max Oertz was built at Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft. This 47 metre schooner raced successfully in the Solent against Edward the Prince of Wales’s BRITANNIA of and Kaiser Wilhelm’s METEOR

In 1955 the passionate and experienced sailor Alfred Krupp commissioned Abeking & Rassmussen to build GERMANIA V in steel as a 13 KR Yawl - a fast ocean going racing yacht with plenty of comfort also for cruising. Her racing career started in 1956 with "Kiel week", the Round Skagen and numerous regattas in the Baltic and North seas.

In 1960 she took part in the New York - Bermuda race followed by the Transatlantic Bermuda - Skagen Race finishing third after ONDINE and BARLOVENTO and ahead of ESCAPADE and DRUMBEAT. The following year she joined the Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro race.

In 1963 Krupp commissioned the first ever aluminium built racing yacht - again at Abeking & Rasmussen and donated GERMANIA V to the DHH (German High Sea Sailing Association). As a training yacht she participated with some success in numerous regattas.

Her next owner Mr Talbot sailed her as a private yacht for six years in the Med, Caribbean and in United States waters giving her also a major refit before he commissioned a hundred foot schooner.

Since 1991 the current owner has sailed GERMANIA V as a private yacht in the Baltic, North Sea, Caribbean and the Med. Since then she has been regularly refitted and updated.

Other Information

Over some years Germania V has had regular refitting covering the hull, part removal of the interior, engine, electrics and stainless steel tankage. Recent refitting has included
- Hull inspection and repair
- Complete overhaul of the engine, shaft and new 4 blade propeller
- Original teak deck planking re-laid over new marine ply sub deck.

- Teak deck
- Varnished teak capping to toe rail
- Chromed fairleads each side
- Ash mizzen sheet blocks to taffrail
- Barient coffee grinder pedestal and winch for genoa / mooring warp
- Bronze sheaves fastened to raised deck each side
- Raised hatch to lazarette, chromed mooring cleats each side
- Raised varnished teak cockpit coaming
- Lewmar genoa blocks
- Raw teak cap seating aft and to each side with stowage under
- Single spreader spruce mizzen mast
- Merriman halyard winches
- Captive halyard winch
- Lewmar ST sheet winches
- Teak helmsman’s seat – access emergency tiller under
- Helm wheel
- Chrome binnacle steering for compass
- Engine controls fwd on pedestal
- Raw teak grating cockpit sole
- 2 x Lewmar 65 ST sheet winches on steel pedestals outboard
- Chromed cleats each side on coamings outboard
- Genoa tracks outboard both with 2 x cars each side
- Stainless steel framework for cockpit awning
- Doghouse with teak cabin top
- Engine instruments stbd bulkhead
- Depth wind repeaters in deckhouse visible through aft bulkhead windows
- Stainless steel boom gallows
- Trunk cabin fwd of doghouse
- Mainsheet traveller with ash and Tufnol blocks
- Lewmar 46 main sheet winch
- Chrome mushroom vent
- Companionway offset to stbd access to saloon and galley
- 340 Rib mounted in teak chocks on coach roof
- Butterfly skylight hatch
- Gas locker
- Spruce 2 Spreader main mast
- Captive Lewmar halyard winches
- Merriman halyard winch
- 2 x Lewmar 16 topping lift winches
- Butterfly skylight hatch
- Lemon squeezer deck light
- Raised fore hatch
- Lewmar 46 spinnaker hoist winch each side
- Chromed mooring cleats each side
- Lofrans windlass with foot controls
- CQR anchor on bow roller
- Reckman furler

- Doghouse accessed by double doors from cockpit
- Seating port and stbd; lockers under
- Navigation instrumentation and repeaters
- Double doors forward and steps down

Master / owners cabin
- Double berth to port extended over banquette
- Single berth to stbd extendable over banquette
- 2 x Hanging locker wardrobes over chest of drawers each side aft
- Many bulkhead lockers
- 4 x Opening ports
- Reading lights over berths
- Hatch in deckhead
- Doorway to corridor fwd

Head compartment stbd
- Blake WC
- Washbasin and mixer tap
- Euronova 1000 washing m/c
- Lockers outboard
- Opening port and deckhead light
- Corridor fwd to companionway steps stbd and galley to port

Alternative access from trunk cabin hatch and companionway steps down

Galley to port
- Force 10 marine oven and 4 burner hob
- 2 x Stainless steel sinks and mixer tap
- Top loading fridge
- 2nd fridge
- Lockers outboard and under worktops
- Hatch in deck head, opening port and deck head light
- Doorway fwd to saloon

- U shaped upholstered seating to port, lockers under
- Drop leaf mahogany dining table
- Lockers and bookshelves outboard
- Sofa to stbd, lockers under
- Drinks cabinet stbd
- TV concealed to stbd
- 2 x skylights in deck head
- 4 x Deck head lights
- Doorway by mast fwd

Forward guest cabin
- Single low berth to port
- 2nd berth space up and outboard
- Single low berth to stbd
- Single berth with fitted lee board above
- Small desk
- Hanging locker
- Deck head light and 2 x reading lights
- Doorway aft to the right

En suite head to port
- Master flush automatic WC
- Stainless steel wash basin
- Hot and cold mixer and shower
- Shower tray with teak grating
- Lockers outboard
- Lemon squeezer skylight and deck head light
- Exit aft through saloon and aft cabin to deck house

Focsle crew cabin accessed solely fore hatch

- Double vee berth with stowage under
- Hanging locker
- Tool lockers
- Reading light

Yawl Rig

- Original spruce two spreader main mast
- Original spruce mizzen mast
- Both booms are original
- 1 x main sail
- 2 x Genoa
- 1 x mizzen sail
- Midship sun cover
- Bimini

- Mercedes OM 352 Diesel engine
- ZF gear box
- SPW 4 blade propeller
- 180 A engine alternator
- Mase 2500 generator
- 24 V electric circuit
- 4 x 220 Ah batteries accessible in saloon
- 2 x 120 Ah batteries
- Master Volt 100 Ah and Mase 40 Ah charger – isolator panel in galley
- Mastervolt 2500 W inverter
- Separate 8 KW transformer
- Ships isolator panel – behind locker door in galley
- Fuel tank c 700 litre
- Fresh water tank c 1,500 litre
- 1 x Grey water tank under saloon
- 2 x Black water tank
- 1 bottle propane gas

- Robertson / Stowe speed, wind, depth
- Simrad NSE 12 chart plotter and radar
- Leica MK 30 GPS
- Simrad AP22Autopilot Whitlock drive
- Robertson depth, log/speed and wind repeaters
- Cassens & Plath steering compass
- Sestrel steering compass in doghouse
- Icom M 505 Marine VHF
- Clock and barometer

- Fire extinguishers
- Electric bilge pump
- Engine driven bilge pump


Abeking & Rasmussen 66 FT Yawl 1955

The name GERMANIA stands out among the most famous of German sailing yachts – part of the fame deriving from the importance of their owners; the Krupp family. GERMANIA V is a wonderful by-product of her era – a yawl designed for ocean racing but with ample accommodation for cruising. This yacht remains incredibly original but is in fine condition as a result of few owners and a careful maintenance regime. GERMANIA V is a pearl and highly recommended whether you want to classic race, or quietly cruise as her current owners have done.

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  • Year
  • Designer
    Henry Rasmussen
  • Builder
    Abeking & Rasmussen
  • Type of Rig
  • Sail Type
  • Cabins
  • Berths
  • Overall Length
    20.04 metres
  • Length on Waterline
    13.49 metres
  • Beam
    4.67 metres
  • Draft
    2.62 metres

- Galvanized steel hull,
- Cast iron 8,000 Kg keel
- 25 mm teak – the original deck planking re-laid over 16 mm ply sub deck
- Teak superstructure

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