That is true love - more important to the owner of the V 25 than a purchase price is that someone is found who not only takes the boat for himself, but also receives it professionally and sails with it. He writes about his historic dinghy:
"The boat was built between 1933 and 1935 by a boat builder at Steinhuder Meer. He enlarged a racing H-dinghy for the crack. Hull 8.0 m, therefore from W-dinghy (dinghies with more than 30 square meters of sail area) to V The ship has been in our possession for 30 years, it was completely renovated from 1990 to 1994 - 90 frames, ground poles in the open area, 2 bulkheads installed, new floor boards, new profile rudder blade, V4A sword, mainsail new with old batten guide, traveler installed, etc.. We would be happy if someone would finish it and sail again!"
Photo gallery: V25
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Dimensions of the V 25
Length 8.00 m
Width 2.48 m
Draft with sword 1.3 m
Weight 0.5 t (hull), ready to sail 0.75 t
Main sail 26 sqm
History of the V-dinghy in YACHT classic 2/2019
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YACHT classic 2/2019
V-dinghies - a rarity with a history
The Hamburg shipbuilder Hein Garbers, who later became a well-known designer, operated a yacht yard and sailed across the ocean in the service of Abwehr agents during the war, built an eight-meter-long, completely over-rigged dinghy in 1929, which he marked with the sailing mark V2 - why remains a mystery to this day. But some Hamburg sailors followed suit. The only requirement for such a "V-dinghy" was the hull length of exactly eight meters.
You can read the entire history of the V-dinghies in our special edition YACHT classic, issue 2/2019, which you can reorder free of charge here.