This beautiful three masted topsail schooner was built in 1942 at the renowned J. Ring Andersen’s Shipyard in Svendborg, Denmark. She was built as a cargo ship from a design based on drawings from the end of the 19th century.

In 1974 she was bought by a privately owned shipping company in Denmark, whom changed the cargo ship into a pleasure craft. In1996 she was acquired by Carlsberg A/S, the very company she had transported most of their beerpackaging for back in the days as a cargo ship. She was refurbished and new main engine was installed. In their ownership from 1996 to 2010 she was used for representation, teambuilding and meetings as well as attending Tallship races.

From 2010 until today she has been in the hands of the widow from the shipping company owner and subsequently fully refurbished incl. engine overhaul and new masts. (Under Tall-Ship expert supervision)

All restoration and yearly service has been carried out by the building shipyard J. Ring Andersen.

Today ZAR stands out as one of the finest classic schooners available in Northern Europe and the only one certified by Det Norske Veritas (today DNV GL A/S).

In 1996 she was declared as a Traditional Ship and all service and maintenance has been done according to tradition as required.


Constructed in 1942 as one in 4-5 sisterships
Passengers: 9/46 - 9 sleeping, 46 cruising
Air Draught: 24,2 m
LOA 40,4m (incl. bowsprit)
Length btw. perpendiculars 25,51m
Registered length: 26,43m
Side Height 4,3m

Sail Area: 375 m2 (ca. 4000 sq. ft)

GRT 95,14 (using 1947 Tonnage Convention)
GRT 104 (using 1969 Tonnage Convention)
Net Tonnage 31t
Displacement Max approx. 203,3t
Lightweight 167t


Cruise/Sail: 5-6 knots
Cruise/motor: 6-8,5 knots
Max reported/sail: 10,4 knots


Main: Detroit V8 N71, 10,4ltr, 250BHP (@1900RPM) - replaced 1996/overhauled 2010
Auxiliary: John Deere 4045 DFM 70
Generator: 400 VAC Kohler 33EFUZD 33KW (from 2009)
ZF Marine Gear from 2011.
Propeller: 4 bladed Pitchpropeller 1100mm/bronze (Hundested, Denmark)

Second Power Source:
Generator on main engine 24 Volts: Mastervolt 130 Amp

Landpower: 400/230VAC
Transformers: 2x10kw. 400VAC to 230 volts (2004)
Batteries: 2pcs
Radio consumer batteries: 2 pcs
Silent Ship batteries: 6 x 220 VDC batteries


Manuel pump
1 x 560kg
1 x 420kg
18mm galvanized


Furuno Nav Net VX2 Integrated Radar, ECDIS, AIS and sonar.
Furuno GPS/WAAS GP-32
Magnetic compass - Weilbach
Electronic gyro compass
AIS - Furuno FA-150
MF/HF sailor HC4500B
Inmarsat C Thrane & Thrane TT3020 C
1 Sailor RT 4833 VHF-DSC
1 Sailor RT 2048 VHF


3 cabins with 3 berths in each. Each berth is 2m.

3 x WC and shower units on lower deck

4 crew cabins with 2+2+1+1 berths. One can be used for guests.
1 captains cabin aft with 1½ berth + 1 head

Large saloon leading into an open galley with a gas cooker, winefridge, fridge, dishwasher.
Saloon features a heatpump and an electric fire.
All rooms has electric heating.


Safety crew: 3 (sailing w/o passengers) (Danish Maritime Association)
Daytime crew: 3-4 (Captain, navigator, deckhand, steward/cook)
Duration sailing: 5 (overnight 14 hours) Daytime crew +1 for watchkeeping

3 x 25 person Viking safety boats
Wireless alarm

Fire safety system:
Energen - big capacity
8 portable extinguishers

Misc. information:
Teakdeck from 2004
Bow and 120m+ wood replaced since 2008
3 new masts in 2012
15 new sails 2011
One WC/Bath from 2011
Washing machine installed 2011
Antifouling: Hempel Bravo 76100 Red (12th July 2015)