The modern cruising yacht is shaped by accommodation considerations. High-sided, wide-bodied and quite heavy, it is conceived from the inside out. The current craze is the so-called monomaran, a monohull offering almost the space of a catamaran. While the convenience-minded majority seems happy with that, some sailors disagree with the look, the feel and missed fun.

Welcome to the world of beautiful yachts

As the longest version of the socalled cruising square metre boat, skerrycruiser or Skärgårdskryssare, as it is known in Sweden, 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 sheltered waters of Stockholm archipelago in the Seventies, the 52 footer impresses with a remarkable ocean racing logbook. And 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.

Insights into agile sailing

So, this website offers you insights into the little-known and unique chapter of agile sailing. It shows forerunners, informs about its development, the Swede 55 fleet and successors. You find out more about the little sisters S30 and Jubilee S40, the S30 successor named Swede 41, about new builds, similar boats and a blueprint for lightweight 52 and 58 foot Swedes.

Further you find a blog featuring remarkable boats, sailors, inventions or naval architects. In addition advice based on decades of experience with cruising skerrycruisers also known as cruising square metre boats like Lotus, the S30,  Swede 41 and Swede 41 Classic. Likewise about Swede 55 in different versions, named Swede 52 or Swede 75. And there are other interesting boats from the Netherlands, England or USA. Thus they are shown here occasionally as well.