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Hetairos Rear Beams

With its mix of traditional look and modern sailing technology, the 220 ft Ketch Hetairos is the most interesting yacht of our time. A overlooked detail is the open rear in the style of the racing cutter of the early 20th. century. Hetairos in the wake of Thames Tonnage Measurement For a while now the shape of the English pilot …

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A matter of weight

An overlooked and notoriously underestimated issue is the weight of the boat. How heavy and thus undercanvassed is it? Will it sail in light winds at all? And how much extra load, provisions and luggage can it handle? Five examples. Concrete mixer or sailboat? Today, cruising boats are seen as floating weekend condomuniums. All comforts are repeated aboard that we …

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Legendary 150 sqm boat Singoalla

As the drawing reveals, Singoalla had an owner’s cabin with en suite bathroom, saloon and even a small kitchen next to the mast. Floorboards placed deep midships, the skerry cruiser provided full headroom. The largest Skärgårdskryssare ever built was almost 11 feet wide. Of its 79 feet, the third shown above was habitable. The other two thirds helped to look …

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Jubilee S40 cruising square metre boat

Skärgårdskryssare also known as Square metre boats, are these slim and flat-hulled boats to enjoy sensational sailing. Sadly, the time aboard ends in the evening, as a classy skerry cruiser offers hardly any comfort. That’s why there is a compromise, the so-called cruising sqm boat. A remarkable variant is the Jubilee S40. How the Jubilee S40 sqm boat comes about …

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Swede 41 cruising square metre boat Südwind

This type comes in two versions. As successor to the S30 cruising sqm boat in the variant built in 1995/96 with boxy and comfortable superstructure. Further in a flush deck version with low profile cabin as Swede 41 Classic. Here you have the opportunity to buy a Swede 41 called Südwind, fully equipped for cruising. Swede 41 construction # 4 …

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Square metre boat race Schlank & Rank

At the end of a busy week it is nice to visit the weekly market with your loved one and a pretty raffia basket on Saturday. On the way, you have your first or second coffee and find out what the weekend will bring. Sadly, pleasing leisure activity wears out in the long run. And in our latitudes there are …

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The story of Fisksätra Varv

Finally located in a former match factory in Västervik at the swedish eastcoast from 1968 to 1979 and Gränna near Lake Vättern, Fisksätra built motor boats and vessels for customs, the navy and nautical survey. Then, from the sixties onwards, sailboats, cosy double-enders and popular cabin cruisers. Finally, the S30 and Swede 55 cruising squaremetre boats were built in the …

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Knockout criteria when buying a boat

Buying a boat is a risky step. Dreams, emotions, the desire to do something completely different are big, fuelled by a kind of midlife crisis and some money. Some even do it without a midlife crisis and little money. So let’s look at the knockout criteria when buying a boat. A boat is perceived as promise and a placeholder for …

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Duck perspective

Are you still bobbing around or sailing already? Easygoing square metre boats answer this question in their way. These beautiful light air windmills make something out of nearly nothing. Around thirty boats, from classic 15 square metre boats to a modern cruising 55 are sailing the Slim & Tender Race (Schlank & Rank Regatta) off Fehmarn at the german coast …

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Pros and cons of sail furling

Headsail furling has obvious advantages. For cruising, where convenience and safety is paramount, the cloth is removed from the cockpit when wind picks up, before mooring or in an emergency. Further, this winding technique, which is in use now for decades, conveniently adjusts the sail area. This is interesting for charterers, beginners, the occasional sailor, small crew or an older …