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Esprit is a cold-moulded wooden boat with a modern schooner rig. Cold-moulding is a composite method of wooden boat building that uses 2 or more layers of thin wood, called veneers, oriented in different directions, resulting in a strong structure, similar to a fibreglass hull but substantially lighter.

She was built at the Bremer Bootsbau Vegesack GmbH (BBV) Shipyard in Bremen in 1995 and has a sail area of 180 m2.

In 1997 she won the friendship trophy in the Tall Ships Races for her work promoting international understanding sailing with 50:50 German and English crew. Esprit is the only German boat to win this title.

Esprit has sailed in every Tall Ships Races since 2000. Esprit is owned by the JKW JugendKutterWerk Bremen e.V.

 

Information about Esprit:

Length: 20 meters

Width: 5 meters

Højde: 18,7 meters

Previous visits to Esbjerg during TSR: 3 (2001, 2014 & 2018)