The contempory cruising yacht is shaped by accommodation considerations. High-sided and wide-bodied, it is apparently thought from the inside out. The convenience-minded majority is happy with it. Some sailors however disagree with the look and feel.
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As the longest version of the cruising square metre boat, Swede 55 merges sufficient comfort for a couple or a family with appealing lines. Thereby Swede 55 offers full headroom below deck. Although developed as an elegant weekender for the Stockholm archipelago in the Seventies, this 52 footer impresses with a remarkable ocean racing logbook. Further Swede 55 provides refined sailing pleasure upwind to enjoy endlessly. With open sheets she is fast and at the same time a boat with dinghy-like virtues. How is this possible all in one aboard a single boat? You will find answers in the pages about Swede 55.
So, this website offers you insights into the rare and unique chapter of agile sailing. It shows forerunners, informs about the development of the boat type, the Swede 55 fleet and successors. You will find out more about the little sisters S30 and S40, the S30 successor named Swede 41, about new builds, similar boats and concepts for the future.
Further you find a blog featuring remarkable boats, sailors, inventions or naval architects. In addition advice based on decades of experience with cruising skerrycruisers aka square metre boats like Lotus, the S 30, and Swede 41 with the conventional edgy and voluminous superstructure plus the recent low profile cabin. Likewise about Swede 55 in different versions, be it as Swede 52 or Swede 75. Further there are other interesting boats from the States, the Netherlands, England or remote countries. Thus they are shown here occasionally as well.