1940 – 1945 War years
Sailing continues during World War II; it is the only way to get food on the table, even if it means shipping goods to Germany.
Geert Otten takes the helm more often, and in 1942 he officially becomes a partner. In 1944, the Catrina is severely damaged in a shooting. Repairs take more than 18 months, partly due to lack of materials. For long after that she sails with provisional rigging and the remains of the old mast.