construction of «Libava» sailer started in May 2007, at the shipyard «Varyag» in Petrozavodsk (Russia). It was launched in September 2008. The ship was built after traditional technologies that were in use three centuries ago. Ship drafts were made based on museum materials, mainly original drawings of Dutch yachts from the archives of the Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, and German historic books. We took Dutch shallow draft herren yachts as a prototype of «Libava». Such vessels were popular among European aristocracy for pleasure and prestige.