Article covering the 40 sqm boat scene of Starnberger See near Munich
Article covering the 40 sqm boat fleet of Starnberger See near Munich

Choosing the right S40 or Swede 55 – consultancy August 2020 – October 2021

“Erdmann is a S40 / Swede 55 specialist. He has detailed knowledge about the construction and sailing abilities of the S40 and Swede 55. He also knows the market well. With his knowledge he helped me in my search for the right boat and he prevented that I made the wrong choices in doing so!” Chris Houbolt, Netherlands

Buying a secondhand Swede 55 – advice September 2021

“I hired Erdmann to help me assess a particular Swede 55 that I thought would be a good candidate for purchase. His research and helpful insight helped me look much more carefully into the matter and, I believe, enabled me to make a more informed decision. He is direct, thoughtful, and full of extremely useful information. I would not hesitate to hire him again.” Charles Churchill, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Swede 75 Universal Heartbeat Needles/Isle of Wight © Beken of Cowes/Swedesail
Swede 75 Universal Heartbeat Needles/Isle of Wight – Foto Beken of Cowes/Swedesail

Sales support of an S 30 – April 2021

“We know Erdmann since 1992 as serene sailor. When we had to sell our S30 on Lake Constance with a heavy heart, we had a competent, technically sound advisor. Also thanks to his precise questions and speedy compilation of an excellent specification, we sold the boat within two weeks!” Maria and Paul Rutishauser, Güttingen, Switzerland – April 2021

Buying used S30 – April 2019

„I became aware of Mr. Braschos by means of his substantial yachting publications in the internet. Due to a planned purchase of a secondhand S30 cruising squaremetre boat I had questions regarding

  • quality of Fisksaetra yard manufactures
  • structural integrity
  • osmosis issues
  • lead suspension
  • rudder bearings and installation

The consultancy by Mr Braschos was practical and hands on. It became very clear he is not only an experienced sailor but intimately familiar with boatbuilding and the type in question. His advice helped me to buy the considered boat or refrain from it. Thank you.“ Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Werner Otto, Elmenhorst , Germany (öfftl. best. u. vereidigter Sachverständiger für Elektrotechnische Anlagen und Geräte).

Boat owner advice Swede 41 – October 2015

“As owner of a secondhand Swede 41* I contacted Mr. Braschos via phone, met him during Hamburg boat show and began with a one year consultancy due to a firmly agreed budget. Within that year I had questions regarding

  • repair of a leaking chainplate
  • rattling rudderbearings (reason and adjustment)
  • recommendable mast rake and mast bend
  • sail selection
  • modification of the toilet
  • berthing the boat at the baltic sea

All my questions were replied promptly, within a day or two. I found Mr Braschos to be a competent, straightforward working partner. He is always having a solution, costs and labour time in mind to achieve the desired result. I was so content with the consultancy that I extended it for another period.” Paul Frey, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

*Swede 41 was built in the Nineties as successor of the popular S30 cruising squaremetre boat – based on model two as introduced by Fisksaetra yard in late Seventies with bigger superstructure – driven by an enlarged sailarea and made in lightweight composites (double skinned sandwich cored laminates) and sold by Swedesail in Europe. Swede 41s were delivered by Swedesail 1995/96 and 98 to the Mediterranean and Germany (Lake Constance, Ammersee and Nordrhein Westfalen).

Know-how, Advice for Swede 55, Sources, 52/58 ft new build