BENTE DORTE was built in Skagen, Denmark in 1926 to the traditional Danish Haikutter style dating from circa 1900. These were principally motorised fishing vessels the larger of which carried a ketch rig. By 1940 over 6,000 examples had been built for North Sea fishing. Today a relatively small number survive. BENTE DORTE was discovered in Sjotorp, Sweden and fully restored with a tall-ship style rig and retaining her traditional exterior look whilst sympathetically fitting out the interior for comfortable living with modern conveniences, safety equipment and machinery.
In 2008 BENTE DORTE ... read more