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1899 Custom Rasmussen Baltic Trader

Liverpool, United Kingdom


A rare opportunity to purchase an historic sailing vessel built by Rasmussen in Denmark in 1899. With 14 berths in spread throughout the vessel she is currently used as a sail and dive training vessel whose main purpose is to introduce people to sailing, diving and to develop practical and life skills for younger clients. Built in Marstal on the island of Aeroe in Southern Denmark her long working life has taken her from Denmark to Norway and the UK. Having sunk in Collingwood Dock in 1996 she was recovered and renovated in 2003 and went into active service again in 2004. She has been enriching lives both young and old ever since and should continue to do so for many years to come.

Recent Price Reduction - Part exchange and finance available


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £199,950
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Glaciere of Liverpool
Make: Custom
Model: Rasmussen Baltic Trader
Year: 1899
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Rasmussen
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 75'6 ft / 23.00 m
Length Overall: 75'6 ft / 23.00 m
Waterline Length: 68'11 ft / 21.00 m
Beam: 21 ft / 6.40 m
Max Draft: 4'3 ft / 1.30 m
Min Draft: 4.27 ft
Displacement: 100,000 kg
Single Berths: 14

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Scania
  • Model: D6
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 185hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade
  • Year: 1987


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,000 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 600 L
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Cutter, Ketch


Heavy carvel construction hull in wood throughout with traditional long keel fitted with steel keel bands. The wooden decks and coachroofs have been sheathed in GRP to provide a robust and weather-tight finish. Transom hung rudder with wheel steering. The cargo holds have been converted to accommodation providing plenty of space down below. Originally commissioned without an engine she had one fitted in the early 1900s and this has been replaced as part of the renovation.


The vessel is powered by a Scania D6 185hp inboard diesel engine driving a 2 bladed propeller. The engine is 30 years old but regularly maintained and was last serviced 2018. A bank of 8 batteries provide engine start and domestic power. These were replaced 2 years ago and are charged via the engine and a shore power connected battery charger. Inverters are fitted to provide 240V power supply at sea and there is also a 5.7KW generator on board.

Recent work carried out in 2018 includes:

  • Gearbox reconditioned
  • New transmission with R&D couplings
  • Injector pumps serviced
  • Engine serviced
  • Generator impellors replaced
Sails and Rigging

Gaff ketch cutter rig with twin keel stepped solid wooden masts. Originally built with a single mast gaff rig she was converted to the ketch layout after her renovation. All standing a running rigging is in traditional 3 strand rope.

"Glaciere" comes with two sets of sails. The main set by Patrick Selman Sailmaker are 2 years old and said to be in "as new" condition. The set includes:

  • Mainsail
  • Mizzen
  • Number 1 Headsail
  • Number 2 Headsail
  • Number 3 Headsail

There is a second set of 5 spare sails which are between 5 and 10 years old and said to be in "good" condition. The main and mizzen are covered by full length sail covers when not in use.

Accommodation and layout

There are berths on board for 12 passengers plus crew with scope for additional berths should they be needed. The vessel is coded for Category 2 use (up to 12 passengers plus crew operating within 60 miles of a safe haven). Moving forward from the stern there is the separate Captain's cabin with electronics and navigation station and a single berth. On entering the main interior space you come first to a seating area and the galley. The galley has a stainless steel sink, with pressurised hot and cold water, propane fuelled oven with 4 burner hob and grill, microwave oven, fridge, deep freeze and a large amount of storage and counter space.

Forward again you enter the main saloon (formerly the main hold) area with large dining table and 12 single berths. There is a flat screen TV and this area is used as a classroom when  working with groups. Forward of the saloon, to starboard is a heads compartment then a single berth. To port is a bath / shower room with second heads and then a separate large single / cosy double cabin. The heads are fitted with holding tanks for use in port. Extending into the fore-peak is an area used as storage but which can also provide additional single berths. The upholstery on board was replaced 2 years ago.

The accommodation benefits from air conditioning, gas central heating, shore power, inverters for running 240 volt appliances while at sea and a 5.7KW generator.


Marine & Coastguard Agency coded for Category 2 charter use the inventory includes all safety equipment required for coding. In addition the inventory includes:


Depth sounder

Log / speed

Wind speed / direction




Chart plotter

Navigation lights

CQR + Fisherman's anchors, chain and warp


Clock & Barometer


Bilge pumps X 4


Boarding ladder

Gas alarm

CD Player / Radio


TV (42" wall mounted)

Boom tent


Fenders and warps

Large quantity of tools and spares

Rigid inflatable tender



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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