The 59.74 meter sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA is a stunning recreation of the famous 1908 racing schooner GERMANIA. Launched in 2011, GEMANIA NOVA was built by the Factoria Naval de Marin shipyard in Spain following the original innovative design of Max Oertz.
Also built by Factoria Naval de Marin is the well respected 55 meter Herreshoff schooner Elena that has been racing against Eleonora (recreation of Westward), Adela (fully restored 55 meter schooner) and Meteor (Huisman recreation) in recent regattas. The sale of GERMANIA NOVA offers a rare opportunity to join this very exclusive fraternity.
The interior of GERMANIA NOVA boasts 1920’s panache, but also offers modern comforts. The style of the beautiful main salon, with lounge area and formal dining, harkens back to the classic sailing yachts of yesteryear with white panelled deckheads and bulkheads contrasting with rich mahogany furniture and flooring. Thanks to her five impressive en-suite staterooms GERMANIA NOVA is able to accommodate up to 10 guests in the lap of luxury. On deck she exudes timeless beauty.
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.
She is in Class and carries MCA LY2 designation.
GERMANIA NOVA is offered for sale and charter.
Germania Nova sleeps 10 in 5 en-suite staterooms aft and up to 13 crew forward. She is laid out in the typical way with the 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 accommodations forward. The sound proofed engine room and machinery spaces are beneath the accommodation deck with access for all service routines from the crew area.
Germania Nova's interior is bright and spacious with egg shell white painted deckheads and bulkheads beautifully contrasting with rich varnished mahogany furniture and cabin soles. Door furniture and hardware, deckhead lights, fiddle rails, etc. are polished brass. All of which is in keeping with the Edwardian period of the yacht.
On deck, Germania Nova is completely traditional in appearance. However, appearances can be deceiving. Of her 21 bronze drum winches, 15 of them are hydraulically powered. What looks to be traditional galvanized turnbuckles, cleats and boom fittings, for instance, are bead blasted stainless steel. The gleaming varnished deck houses and skylights are teak veneered aluminum structures to save weight and ensure watertight integrity.
Since the original yacht did not have an engine, generators, watermakers, air conditioning, and all of the other systems that a modern yacht must have, weight saving was critical in Germania Nova to compensate. Much was achieved in the interior with foam cored paneling and joiner work, and more has been saved on deck. The wooden masts and booms are hollow and the gaffs are faux painted carbon fibre.
The U-shaped galley gives direct access to the main saloon. It is built to Class with corian countertops, wood laminate flooring and has sufficient equipment.
Direct steam oven
Food waste disposer TEKA Tr 50.2
MIELE Microwave oven M8151-2
MIELE Commercial diswasher G8050
MIELE Ceramic induction hobs
MIELE Coffee Machine CVA 3650ST
- 1 x Captain's cabin (shared bathroom with Officer's Cabin)
- 1 x Officer's cabin with 2 berths
- Fo'c'sle with 10 berths, four of them separated in a Girls cabin
- 2 x heads for crew with sink
- 2 x showers for crew
Audio & Visual Equipment
The vessel has a TV system able to 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 salon 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
Outside loudspeakers and amplifier: ALTAIR MF 12
ARCAM SOLO Mini in the cabins
The ships sound system could be connected to large portable speakers for parties on deck.
Sails, Rigging & Winches
The original crew of Germania would be completely familiar with the sail handling of Germania Nova if they were on board today.
The bowspirit, masts and booms are made by VENTIS/Netherlands from Oregon pine. The topmasts and jackyards are made from spruce, fine grain, rift cut. The gaffs are made from carbon fibre, surface painted like wood. The original wooden ones are available for classic races. There is a spinacker boom made from spruce in storage ashore. Standing rigging is galvanised steel, parcelled and served, made by Oevelgoenner Tauwerkstatt, Germany.
Germania Nova has eight working sails built by North Sails from Dacron and fashioned in the classic style with leather reinforced corners to maintain the period look. All are raised and sheeted using hydraulic winches, while manual winches are used for lighter work such as running backstays. The 8 working sails are the main sail, main gaff topsail, main topmast staysail, fore sail, fore top-sail, fore stay-sail, jib, and jib top. In addition there is a cruising main, trysail, storm staysail (bright orange color), spinnacker, and jackyard.
The masts and spars are constructed as follows:
• main and mizzen masts: hollow and double conical laminated wood
• topmasts: hollow and conical laminated wood
• booms: hollow and double conical laminated wood
• gaffs: carbon painted like wood
• bowsprit: solid glued wood
The rigging is traditional in style and as close to original as possible within the GL Class rules.
The fittings in the rigging and on deck are made from glass bubble blasted stainless steel with satin finish. The style is following the original from 1908.
The winches are custom made Meissner winches, produced by HOLMATRO/ Netherlands. They are hydraulic driven capstan type with two and three speeds.
Sail winches: HOLMATRO/MEISSNER Types 6000 H, 400 H, 75 H, and 75.
The deck is teak laid on steel and the deckhouses are lightweight aluminium with teak wood veneer with teak framing. An external formal dining area for up to 10 people is forward of the main helm position and has a gimballed table for comfort. The ‘back’ of the bench seats can be flipped inboard or outboard depending on the requirements of the guests. The main deckhouse has seating areas on each outboard side. There are also fantail cushions for sunbathing.
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.
The vessel is equipped with a satellite based internet system with WiFi throughout the yacht as well as a Panasonic KX-DT333 telephone system throughout.
THRANE & THRANE Sailor TT3000E mini-C GMDSS System
THRANE & THRANE Sailor System 5000 MF/HF
THRANE & THRANE Sailor 500/250 Fleetbroadband
THRANE & THRANE Sailor RT5020 VHF
FURUNO Marine Radar FAR-21x7
ALPHATRON Alphaminicourse V2 Giro Compass
Communication is provided with WLAN throughout the boat and Satellite Communication with Fleet Broadband. There is a ship's computer with printer, central telephone system, and GSM repeater.
Propulsion & Manoeuvering
The engineering of the vessel is in accordance with Germanischer Lloyd Classification. The engine rooms are arranged below the accommodation deck. They are very well sound insulated.
Main engine: Deutz BF6M1015MC 300 Kw
Hundestad variable pitch propeller
Bow Thruster: Hydraulic retractable
Starboard Kohler 50 Kw
Port Kohler 70 Kw
Chargers: MASTERVOLT Mass Charger
Inverter: MASTERVOLT Mass Sine 24/5000 230 V AC
Air Conditioning: Marine Air with air handlers on deck and 20 fan coils in the cabins, salon, etc.
Water makers: 2 x Idromer MC2J @ 130 Ltr/hr
Sanitary system: JETS vaccum
Watertight sliding door of the central bulkhead: WINEL
Anchor Windlass: 2 sets make CARRAL Neptuno hydraulic
The ship has under water lighting at the stern and LED lighting of the bulwarks.
The main saloon has a draft beer system.
MIELE Condenser tumble dryer PT5135C
MIELE Washing machine PW 5065
MIELE Rotary ironer HM 16-83
Fire Fighting and Safety Equipment
Fire extinguishing system in cabins: ULTRA FOG
Fire extinguishing system for Engine Room: FM-200
Fire alarm system: VIGOTRONICA
Life rafts: RFD Beaufort MK IV
Tenders and Toys
The vessel has water sports toys sufficient for a charter yacht of this size and type. One kayak, double and mono waterski, and full diving equipment with Baur dive compressor.
A custom built wooden annex boat is the principal means of transport for guests from the ship to shore. Built in England in 2013 and equipped with an inboard diesel engine it is a very comfortable and stable boat.
The tender is CE certified.
The second boat is a rigid inflatable, make DSB, Germany, with a 115 hp Yamaha Outboard engine. This boat is very well powered for waterskiing. It was acquired in 2012 and is SOLAS certified.
Fuel capacity: 12,500 Liters
Fresh water capacity: 9,000 Liters
Black Water: 2,500 Liters
Grey Water: 3,500 Liters
The name GERMANIA NOVA is reserved.
Owner’s personal effects and all items not specifically shown on this listing sheet shall be excluded from the sale. A detailed inventory list of exclusions will be provided pursuant to a purchase agreement.