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All Pulling Together – on Board the ZUVERSICHT

116 years of continuous operation on the Baltic have left their mark on the historical wooden ship ZUVERSICHT. In order to restore her seaworthiness, a great deal of the hull has to be renewed. IBAK is supporting the charitable organisation Verein Jugendsegeln e. V. with a donation to enable the ZUVERSICHT to continue conveying people wherever they are going. We wish you optimism too, and above all, good health for the new year!

Maritime Heritage and Invaluable Work
The ZUVERSICHT is a sail schooner from the early 20th century with the home port of Kiel. For the last 50 years, the heritage sailing ship was underway on the North Sea and the Baltic as a youth educational facility. The ZUVERSICHT was and still is a place of encounter for people from different countries, cultures and social connections.

Sailing only works if the people on board grow into a team. Everyone must know exactly where they belong and what job they have to do. On board, young people can learn by experience that to reach a common goal, you have to depend on each and everyone doing their part.

The parallels between the young people’s maritime experience and running a successful business are obvious. The IBAK team will also all be pulling together again in 2022 towards the common goal of supporting our customers as reliable partners for efficient sewer inspection and rehabilitation solutions.

Collectively for the ZUVERSICHT
The heritage sailing ship has now been in the workshop at Rathje shipyard in Friedrichsort since early 2021. The club members had to put the ship on dry land. Traditional boat-building workmanship and lots of wood (and not only wood) are needed in order to get the ship with its length of 30 metres going again in compliance with the latest safety regulations. To enable the complex rehabilitation work to be done professionally, the club has made an appeal for donations for pieces of the ZUVERSICHT. IBAK was very pleased to comply with this request for support and immediately donated a dozen pieces.

Keep well and stay optimistic – in the new year and beyond!