Fyrskib nr. XI

- active lightship from 1878 until 1977 -


Technical Data

Length: 35,18 m

Beam: 5,81 m
Draught: 3,30 m
Year of construction: 1878
Shipyard: F. Sparre in Nysted, Lolland, Denmark
Price: 174.298,- Danish Kroner
Material: oak with copper under the waterline
Elevation: 10 m
Range: 11 sm
Engine: none



Horns Rev station


Kobbergrund station


Gedser Rev station


Anholt Knob station


Læsø Rende station


Gilleleje Falk N station


Drogden station


decommissioned after 99 years on duty and sold to the artist Bo Bonfils and his wife Jane Reumert from Copenhagen for the price of 201.878,11 Danish Kroner. This price was made up from 20,000 Danish Kroner for the lightship, plus the year of construction (1878) and the number of the lightship (no. 11). The new owner was surprised, when he took over the lightship and the light and the ships name, made of valuable bronze letters, had been removed. If lightships in Denmark after decommission are sold to private owners the Danish Lighthouse Society normally removes this things, so that the shipping could not be confused. But he got everything back and removed the engines to use the lightship as a houseboat.


Mr. Bonfils spent 1 milllion Danish Kroner to give the lightship a superstructure, which he used as gallery and studio


sold to the new owner Niels Olaf Ehrenskiöld from the GORI-group, but the lightship stayed there just for a short time

Mr. Thorkild Rose and his wife used the lightship as a houseboat during the summer month

July 22nd, 1999

A Swiss/Danish couple, Mr. and Mrs. Spalinger, bought the lightship and used it as a houseboat in the Frederiksholm Canal in Copenhagen. The lightship is one of the best preserved lighthsips in Denmark and may be worth some one million Danish Kroner

May 25th, 2005
the lightship was sold to Mr. Stig Romain Andresen
July 1st, 2011


from today the new owner of the lightship is the Large-IT ApS from Hellerup


November 5th, 2014

The lightship is for sale for 8 milion DKK in Copenhagen/Denmark now. The ship was used as a houseboat last. For more details and wonderful photos please see: home.dk

I hope the ship will come to good hands. If someone has news, I would be grateful for an e-mail.