The Silver Goose

Goose 04German yachtsman Oliver Berking runs his family’s 139-year-old high-end silversmith business from the traditional-boat capital of Baltic Germany, Flensburg.

Now he is brazing his inherited flair for creating exquisite objects of desire to the world of classic yachts – on three levels: craftsmanship, brokerage and publishing.

At the boatyard Berking recently established to restore and replicate classic yachts in this delightful and intimate maritime city, one feels that eating off its spotless floor using Robbe & Berking’s finest cutlery wouldn’t be out of place.

At the recently acquired yacht brokerage (happily retired Peter König’s well-established Baum & König), he offers some of the world’s most beautiful and famous yachts – and potential replica projects, such as the G.L. Watson designs, Rainbow, Thistle and Vril.

It could be you – fancy a replica of G.L. Watson’s beautiful 1887 America’s Cup challenger Thistle?
Robbe & Berking Classics

The summer 2012 edition of Robbe & Berking Classics’ recently established magazine, Goose, sensibly featured one of the most wonderful objects of desire we can think of, Martin Black’s sumptuous biography,

G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design.

Read and download the full 10-page article between pages 28 and 42 here in German and English (beautiful cutlery not included).

And buy the book here.


[Apologies to Die Gebrüder Grimm and the UK National Lottery.]


Check out the further Scottish theme at pages 10-11 of Goose Magazine #4. The joy of cruising the west coast of Scotland is one of the world’s best kept secrets.



About Peggy Bawn Press

496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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