Linth II. was constructed and built in 1908 by Max Oertz from Hamburg, Germany. The yacht was originally built for Dr. FW Kublyand and was first based in Hamburg.

Both Linth II. and Orchis I. have been designed by Max Oertz and are there for similar and closely related.

As with our other 10 M racing yachts, she will be brought back to her original Gaff rig and join the 10 M Class as soon as her refit is completed.

Linth II. racing

Naval Architect
Max Oertz
1871 – 1929 Germany

On the 20th April, 1871 Max Oertz was born in Neustadt, Germany. He grew up close to the water and therefore had the opportunity to learn sailing when he was a child. He is considered to be one of the most important German yacht constructors and had a great impact on the shipbuilding of the 20th century.

He studied shipbuilding at the Koeniglich-Technischen University in Berlin-Charlottenburg and worked as a senior designer at Blekhilmens-Varf in Helsingfors (today known as Helsinki) after completing his studies. He then built a shipyard in St. Petersburg, where he developed the so-called Nahtspantenbauweise for the construction of light racing yachts.

In addition to the construction of sailing yachts, Max Oertz also made a name for himself as a designer of motor yachts, fishing vessels, naval vessels and in the large-scale shipping sector. With much success, he has developed aircraft, flying boats and a for the time being novel captive balloon. However, he always used his greatest creative power for the construction of sailing yachts. Max Oertz died after suffering on the 24th November, 1929.

Max Oertz
How Linth II. was found in 2018