The German schooner, built in Hamburg in 1883, underwent major restoration in the winter of 2018/2019, and had major damage repaired in the winter of 2019/2020.
Elbe no. 5, which originally served as a pilot boat at the entrance to Hamburg, and was since owned by various private individuals around the world, has returned to the port of Hamburg.
The new circle of owners in Hamburg has ordered the restoration of the schooner at Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel & Service, where it has had more than 100 frames replaced, each designed according to their own template, as well as over 1250 metres of cladding. The schooner has also received a completely new keel, and all work has been done in oak specifically purchased and stored for the task.
In the winter of 2019/2020, Elbe no. 5 had major damage repaired after a collision, and is now back in Hamburg where the owners are finalising equipment of the schooner.