Two elevators for four-master PEKING
The four-master PEKING is back in her home port of Hamburg after more than 70 years and is one of four museum ships in the Hanseatic city.
Originally built by the traditional Hamburg company Blohm + Voss, the Peking was extensively restored by the Peters shipyard in Wewelsfleth. Two elevators were also installed. They make the way easier for all visitors. While everything on the PEKING used to be operated by muscle power, the platform lift is now equipped with a three-phase motor that can be operated with a dead man's control. This allows visitors to get from the high deck to the upper deck. The shaft frame made of white steel and glass was manufactured exclusively for the PEKING by LUTZ in Reinbek and is thus also suitable for outdoor use. The sloping glass roof not only lets plenty of light into the shaft, it also allows rainwater to run off quickly in Hamburg's sloping weather. The small holes on the sloping sides provide ventilation.
Within the lower deck and the main deck, a double hydraulic elevator ensures, visitors get to see all decks. As the request was to get a maximum of transparency while cruising between the decks, we chose to use a double hydraulic elevator. Thus, neither ropes nor the counterweight obstruct the view in the glass shaft and the small pit could be perfectly utilized.
The elevator gets visitors into the bulky belly of the ship, which used to transport saltpetre from Chile to Hamburg. On the main deck, the shaft frame made of glass is framed with white metal, which ideally matches the surroundings of the ship. This used to be the berths of the officers and the captain. The transverse tableau, of course, does not indicate floors, but quite maritime decks.
Load Capacity (kg)
Shaft Width (mm)
Cabin Width (mm)
No. of Entrances
1 x 90°
|Load Capacity (kg)
|Shaft Width (mm)
|Cabin Width (mm)
|No. of Entrances
|1 x 90°