About Talisman

TALISMAN was launched on September 28, 1920 under the personal supervision of its designer Henry Rasmussen.

It was the first steel sailing yacht to be built by Abeking & Rasmussen.



 

About Talisman

Talisman is a vintage gentleman’s yacht            re-rigged as a Bermuda ketch in 1955.

Length overall 76 ft 8 in / 23.36 m

Length deck 63 ft 8 in / 19.4 m

Length waterline 49 ft 3 in / 15 m

Beam 13 ft 1 in / 4 m

Draft 8 ft 2 in / 2.5 m

About Talisman

After 99 years of sailing the oceans and

99 years of a colorful history

Talisman arrived at HCC Bådeværft at Marstal / DK on August 2019 for a complete restoration.

Henry Rasmussen

Born January 15 1877 in Svendborg / Denmark, a boatbuilder, designer and shipyard owner.
In 1907 Henry Rasmussen founded the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder with his partner George Abeking.
He designed and built more than 5000 yachts. 

 

History

1920

Talisman launched in 1920

The Ketsch “Talisman” was launched as # 944 on September 28th, 1920 under the personal supervision of Henry Rasmussen.

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1923

In 1923 Talisman was bought by Hans van Eicken

In 1923 Talisman was bought by the famous German sailor Hans van Eicken together with his friends Konsul Scholl and Hans Tietgen. Talisman was renamed 'Latona'.

Hans van Eicken

1924

Latona wins the long distance race in 58 hours.

In July 1923 Latona wins the long distance race from Kiel to Pillau

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1934

An explosion caused severe damages at the yacht

During the fuel refilling process and explosion caused severe damages at the yacht. Fortunately the German Destroyer 'Moewe' which berthed nearby could rescue all guests.

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1952

Svend Illum, the famous owner of Danish Department Stores bought the yacht.

In the meantime the yacht was re-named 'Capricho'. The Gaff Rig was replaced by the more modern Bermuda Rigg.

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1965

The Yacht was donated to the Hanseatic Yacht School

The German business Georg Wilhelm Engler donated the yacht to the Hanseatic Yacht School in Gluecksburg.

1980

The Yacht was re-located to Mallorca

After three years of sailing in the Baltics, Juergen Fiedler from Hamburg, re-located Latona - she got the previous name back - to Mallorca/Spain.

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1999

The new Swedish owners planned a refit but ended up in a restoration.

Rickard Berg and Carl Wachtmeister from Sweden bought Latona in Spain and thought about a refit but realized very fast the need of almost a total restauration.

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2014

In autumn 2014 heavy thunderstorms crossed the Swedish coast.

One thunderbolt hit Talisman berthed in the Stockholm Yacht Club and created severe damages mainly in the electronics.

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2019

In 2019 Talisman was bought by the Talisman Schiffskontor GmbH in Germany.

Although Talisman suffered still from the damages from 2014 an ambitious crew was able to sail her to Marstal in Denmark where she was berthed for a complete restoration at HCC Badeverft.

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2020 - Jan

In January 2020 - the Project started with the Idea to create a perfect symbiosis.

The owners expectations - History meets Technology. How would Henry Rasmussen improve his perfect design from 1920 in 2020? Sailing Yachts in 1920 were built without engine. How can replicate this zero pollution concept in 2020 ?

2020 - Feb

1st Job - Dismantle with care to preserve all the historical relevant pieces for the rebuilt.

Not the most favorite job but we had to dismantle the whole boat to get to an empty hull. Historical relevant pieces were catalogued and put into storage.  The engine will be re-mastered and sold.

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Talisman was sandblasted to prepare the hull for the upcoming steel works
21.12.2020

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We've started an exclusive production of bags from the old sails from Talisman

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20.11.2020

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The steelwork is finished and Talisman is sandblasted and painted with a primer

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28.09.2020

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H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y - 100 Y E A R S

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