Linth II was designed and constructed by Max Oertz in the Max Oertz Yachtwerft in Hamburg, Germany in 1908. She was originally built for Dr F. W. Kuby, likewise in Hamburg, where she remained for many years.
Oertz designed a number of 10 Metre’s, including Orchis I, likewise owned by TCYE, as well as Pesa, one of the only other of the Class which has remained in full authentic condition. Oertz came from a long line of blacksmiths, but maritime design was always his interest, and he wrote many important papers on his adapted two-part rudder designs.
After many years of neglect, she was discovered hidden away in a shipyard in the woods by Enrico Zaccagni of Zacboats in January 2018, and promptly purchased by TCYE for her complete restoration.
Like many of our other 10 Metre’s, Linth II was converted from gaff to Marconi rig.