Welcome to a niche outside the mainstream of the contemporary wide bodied cruising boat.
This website is about the elegant and lightweight counterpoint Swede 55. One of the first spirit of tradition yachts, staying on course and turning when needed. A boat with spoonbow, elegant counter and pleasing sheerline. Long without being exaggerated. Combining the class of almost forgotten aesthetics with the benefits of a rock solid glassfibre reinforced polyester hull and a balsa cored deck.
A charming fusion of discreet scandinavian design and function. An outdated eyecatcher combining different worlds. Responsive like a dinghy and as fast as 43 feet waterline can be. Delighting to sail upwind, mile eating downwind. A weekender from Stockholm archipelago with an impressive offshore racing logbook. Sports hardware offering amenities reasonably expected by a family, friends or two couples aboard. As seducing as a sailboat should be.
Don’t waste your time with a sawed-off boat
I like to share my passion for Swede 55 developed during a couple of years by means of this website, a page devoted to its naval architect, background about the light displacement concept and a collection of sources. As 55-owner you are welcome to aquire advice or spareparts. If you are dreaming to sail a Swede 55 you are welcome to join me aboard my 55 berthed at the german seabord. It will be an intoxicating experience. Don’t waste your time with a sawed-off boat.