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Class B
Nationality Germany
Year Built 1938
Rig Gaff Ketch


  • Name: ALEXA
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Year built: 1938
  • Home port: Laboe
  • Rig: Gaff Ketch
  • Height: 16.0995359755287 m
  • Length of hull: 11.9908319817739 m
  • Entered by:


  • Number of trainees: 8
  • Number of permanent crew: 3

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The Alexa is a type of a Danish Haikutter. This particular hull shape was built around 1900 to 1940 in Denmark with over 9,000 pieces. She belongs with the year of construction 1938 rather to the last representatives of this kind and is solid boatbuilding work: On the continuous beech keel one put oak frames, which are held together by five centimetres strong oak planks. 

Until 1984, it was also used as a fishing cutter, from 1986 began the conversion to its present form. In the spring of 1997, when the interior had become cozy cabins, the conversion was completed. Now the ship has three areas with a total of eight fixed and six variable berths, stylish and nautical. In 2017, it was sold to the current operator, a non-profit organisation. The association has set itself the task of preserving the Alexa as a historic watercraft and passing on traditional seafaring and craftsmanship.

The Alexa is a smaller traditional ship. Therefore, the atmosphere is very personal and familiar. Everyone on board can be on every position alternately: navigate, steer, set sail and recover, cook – all crew members are required. You will learn a lot about traditional seamanship and be an important part of the crew. Together we will have a lot of fun and grow into a team together.