Launched 1970
Owner Kenneth Garvey
Purchased 2015
Contact ken.garvey@hotmail.com
Configuration single spreader rig, keel stepped
Colour White hull with wooden coach roof and teak laid deck
Berthed Hamburg
Sail Number
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Probably UK + owner build
Hull Number
Fit Out
Previous Owners
Previous Names Tinker Bell

 The Yacht’s Story

Ollimel was bought by Kenneth Garvey (an Aussie now living in Germany) in 2015 and sailed from its mooring in Sonderborg (Denmark) to Hamburg via the Kiel Canal. According to Kenneth:

I have the previous sales invoice for the boat and it mentions that the boat is an S&S34 1970 called “Tinker Bell”. I spoke to the current owner, and he said the previous owner was a retired German who brought the boat over from Australia and spent many years renovating the boatApparently he sailed extensively around Italy. I tried contacting this gentlemen without luck.

Webmaster note: It looks from the deck moulding that she was probably built in the UK and sailed to Australia, the construction is not that of a Swarbrick built boat.  The coach roof looks like a custom design and build.


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Ollimel 01    Ollimel 05

Preparing for the trip to a new home in Hamburg, 2015

 Ollimel 04   Ollimel_SonderburgdurchKielCanal

En route to Hamburg, 2015
Ollimel 03      Ollimel 02