Detlev Loell and Partners is a German firm with substantial experience of designing, engineering and rigging new and replica tall ships, naval training ships and super-yachts.

Founder Detlev Loell has been involved with the HMS Beagle Project from its inception, contributing research and design time to create initial deck, sail and rigging plans. One of his specialties is taking inspiration from historic ships. The modern Cisne Branco, built by Dutch partners for the Brazilian Navy is based on the 1851 Flying Cloud.

With no surviving plans for the original HMS Beagle, the rebuild will be based on knowledge of the general vessel class, recollections and drawings from the crew recollections, and records of purchases and refit works. If you want to know more about the detective work – and be the first to see the detailed plans – register for updates below.

Ship plans, courtesy Detlev Loell and Partners

  • Examples of Detlev Loell and Partners' design and engineering works