Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yacht Brandaris

Brandaris was launched in 1938 as the private yacht of shipyard owner and designer Willem De Vries Lentsch, Jr. She made history during World War II when she escaped German occupation, and then returned from England to participate in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British and Allied forces from Dunkirk in May/June, 1940.

Her keel-less design (note leeboards) with 3 foot draft, immense strength and very broad beam proved invaluable as she packed the troops to the gunwales in their escape from attacking Axis forces.

She is now available for day charters from Wickford, Rhode Island.

For more info on the Brandaris, link here.

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