Launched in 1938 as a 100m2 Class racing yacht 'Wal', this Burmester build Classic has a comprehensive and fully documented history and pedigree. Burmester himself was responsible for her fluent lines and build X18 called "Robbe" and X19 called "Wal". A total of nineteen 100m2 Class Seefahrtkreuzers were built by Abeking & Rasmussen and Burmester. Burmester himself was an acclaimed yachtsman with victories in the Admirals Cup and Fastnet Race. He also built numerous yachts for Statesman and celebrities. Claimed in 1946 she was moved to the United Kingdom where 'wal" served for the Royal Navy until 1977 as a training vessel. After some troubled times, the former Dutch owner acquired her in 1992 from an English Carpenter.