Rhea is a Tops'l Gaff Schooner rigged Baltic Trader built by Floytrup, Schmidt and Bilbrer in Nyborg, Denmark of Oak planks on Oak frames in 1900.
She offers up to 13 berths in 6 cabins. Four of the cabins have air conditioning and en-suite toilet shower facilities.
MCA coded for Charter, she is a full Part 1 Registered British Ship.
Rhea is built of Oak planking on Oak frames. She has stainless steel keel bolts. Her decks are Pitch Pine covered with GRP and painted. The coachroof is also timber GRP covered and painted. She has Teak and Oak furniture.
Spars and Rigging
Lower and top masts are steel with epoxy primer and polyester top copats.
Main Boom - aluminium
Fore boom - Pine
Yards - Pine
Forestaysail boom - painted galvanised iron
Rigging - galvanised steel - greased and served with cotton
Fore gaff sail
Upper top square sail
Lower top square sail
Top stay sail
Above sails are of Duradon and are in good condition
Large lower square sail (poor condition to be replaced)
Hydraulic anchor winch
Fisherman Bower anchor on circa 110 m chain
Fisherman Kedge anchor on circa 5m chain and 80m warp
two spare Danforth anchors
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Gas cooker with 4 burners and oven
Engine and Machinery
MAN 240hp diesel reconditioned and newly marinised in 2004. Circa 200 hours since recon.
220V Superstar Generator
The steering is by wheel, chain and pulleys.
Heating and air conditioning to 4 cabins
Steel, diesel 1.3 tons - Gives a range of about 400 miles.
Galvanised steel, Water 3.5 tons
Holding tank, galvanised steel 1.5tons
Electrics / Electronics
Apelco VHF Radiotelephone
12 Volt and 24 Volt circuits
220 Volt ac wiring to each cabin for lighting and sockets
Radio cassette player
Video recorder /player
Chart table light
Lifebelts x 16
Harnesses x 3
Fire extinguishers x 5
Flares - (not all guaranteed in date)
First Aid Kit
Bilge pump, belt driven from engine
Big cast iron manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
2 x 6-man life rafts
40hp Yamaha outboard