“The only real surprize with this longlegged boat is that she’s so easy to sail” Art Paine
Are you considering to buy a secondhand Swede 55? Make yourself familiar with the boat handling. Experience her habits under sail. Feel the yachts motion in a seaway. Find out if the comfort aboard suits you. Get an idea which alterations or extras are meaningful.
It is impossible to understand this during a brief inspection of a secondhand 55 stored somewhere high and dry – with an owner or broker nearby eager to sell. Come aboard and sail my Swede 55 for a day or weekend. Get answers to your questions as they come up aboard – by an experienced Swede 55 owner. I am a sailor, not a salesman. It is important to convince a wife of the purchase of a boat. So share the experience with her. If you prepare the decision towards a 55 in a smart manner you might achieve the preferred result a lot easier.
You are welcome i.e. on a Friday evening or Saturday morning for a weekend, an extended weekend or a couple of days to get your own Swede 55 experience. The port of Lemkenhafen on Fehmarn Island is easily accessible:
- fly to Hamburg Airport and take a car to Lemkenhafen. It is a 1 1/2 hour ride. Fehmarn island is linked with a bridge
- take the train Hamburg – Copenhagen. Leave the train at Puttgarden station where I will pick you up. It takes you 90 minutes from Hamburg central station.
More details at my german language malsegeln website.