Abeking & Rasmussen "Big Bear"
Beautiful classic, beautifully renovated
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Here is this classic shipyard building with a winter berth
In Lübeck for mediation.
Type: Abeking & Rasmussen "Big Bear"
Shipyard hull: Rasmussen, Svendborg (Denmark)
Shipyard expansion: Abeking & Rasmussen, Bremen Lemwerder
Design: Henry Rasmussen
Material hull: oak with GRP laminate (approx. 1969)
Material construction: Teak / Mahogany
Material finish: Mahogany
Type: cruiser yacht, long keel
overall length: 12,70 m
Length overall incl. dinghy: 14.70 m
Length waterline: 9,45 m
width: 3,47 m
Weight: approx. 12 t
Standing height saloon: up to 1.86 m
keel: long keel round bulkhead
Rowing machine: Tiller Steering
Engine: Volvo Penta MD17 C
Year of construction: between 1975 and 1981
Cooling: 2 circuits
Engine hours: unknown, since no counter
Drive: inboard motor on shaft
Output: 35 PS (25.73 kW)
Number of cylinders: 3
Cubic capacity: 1.68 litres
Prop: 3-liter fixed pitch propeller
Diesel tank: 80 litres
Slup rigged, with 2nd forestay
Sail area: 68,50 m2
Alumast, pierced 15.65 m long
Main boom, aluminium 4.75 m long
Spinnaker tree rail on mast
Furling foresail system with profiled forestay for Genoa
Rolling foresail system with jib hanks for cutter sails
battened mainsail with 2 reefs hatchets
Blister with mountain hose H. Kinnert
1 winch Ansersen for cutter sail
2 self-tailing Enkes Genoa winches
3 winches on mast for Groß, Enkes and Lewmar
2018 Sail from sail maker checked and re-stitched
Here you have the possibility to choose one of our Henry Rasmussen drawn Abeking & Rasmussen
with berth in Lübeck. This cruiser yacht was built in 2018/19 by the
master boatbuilders Leon Barthel and is accordingly in a very good condition.
The "Grosser Bär" was built in 1921 near Rasmussen in Svendborgsund as a gaff rigged cruiser yacht.
from the pile. The interior work was then carried out at Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder
completed. Approx. 1969 the owner from Heiligenhafen at that time has the hull with Gfk laminate
and in 1974 the upper deck incl. the cabin roof was newly laid as a teak deck (15 mm).
I don't want to. In 1978 there was a change of ownership. The "Grosser Bär" accompanied the family for over 40 years.
In this time is through the Boatyard Göttsch an extensive conversion and expansion was carried out
(1985). Thus, for example, the bathroom and the front triangular bunk were created. It went on in 1992 with
the deckhouse, also made by the Göttsch boatyard.
Abeking & Rasmussen has had a new owner for 2 years. Master boat and ship builder
Leon Barthel. He's done a great job renovating the ship. All fittings have been removed,
the windows removed, any rubber seams removed and milled to 6 mm depth. The wood
was never sanded in the years before but only painted over. It was well-protected, but it was
It's time to set the orbital sander. Now, after many hours of work by the boat builder,
the boat's back to its former glory. New joints, newly sealed windows, new stainless steel
rubbing strake, fresh 2K paint for the hull, new anodes, fresh antifouling, as well as 4 layers
2K Epifanes and 4 layers 1K Epifanes protect the freshly sanded abutment. Amazing -
not a single piece of wood had to be replaced. All healthy.
Inside, the ship is as it was 40 years ago. A large dog bunk for 2 persons (2,15 x 1,20 m)
compared to the small functional pantry with 2 fl. Gas cookers, sinks, storage space and
Navigation instruments. In front of the bow cabin (2.00 x 2.25 m wide) you have a lot of storage space.
and the wet area with a Baby Blake Bathroom. The salon with the mahogany maturation and the
Leather upholstery is just cosy. With 1.85 m standing height, a water heating, the
Ship's floor parquet, large roof hatch and space for 9 guests, this is the room,
by staying. The refrigerator and the glasses are also located here.
A gentleman yacht just now.
The dual circuit cooled Volvo Penta is a bit older, but still performs reliably.
his service. Especially when it's warm, it runs like clockwork. He's getting a little
nor a great maintenance. So far not all the technology and accessories have been reassembled.
(Davits e.g.), but of course there are also some. The sails were also inspected last year.
at the sailmaker and are all right.
If you have an eye on the "Big Bear" - I will gladly show you the ship.
Make an appointment and come by. Maybe it fits!?
CBO Jens Rabenstein
Mobile Phone: 0176-23909398