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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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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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Håkan Södergren’s most beautiful boat

Can you design, build and sail a 49 foot boat with stoop height below deck? Yes you can, if you are a Swede and mostly interested in sailing. What a pleasure edging windward this 55 sqm boat sitting on the ergonomically shaped coaming with small deflections on the tiller. The sensation of dinghy feeling aboard a 15 m racer. Håkan …

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Friedrich Judel 30 square metre boat Contra

Chesnut brown mahogany, copper coloured underwater body, inclined stern. Stretched keel and an effective rudder blade. A serious spar on top. This boat was the nightmare of square metre boat sailors at Lake Constance in the eighties in the first version. Contra as a modern 30 sqm Skärgårdskryssare At that time, Dr. Klaus Mueller from Überlingen, had boat designer Friedrich …

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75 square metre boat Gustaf

This almost 59 ft, 18 metre long daysailer is so antiquated that at first glance it appears to be a coloured black-and-white foto of times gone by. However, the boat is real and not restored, a new construction of 2017. The sail geometry is also wonderfully outdated. Three quarters of Gustaf’s sail area is in the mainsail, the rest in …

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Sailing Swede 41 Classic

September 21 Richard Natmeßnig invites me for an afternoon aboard his Swede 41 Classic named Sleipnir. Having spent three unforgettable hours at the tiller of his boat on Fehmarnsund, I warn you straight away: Never sail this one. Not due to heel or for being so close to the sea. But the experience is addicting. It spoils you for the …

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S30 cruising square metre boat Chichester

Swede 55 has two smaller sisters, the Jubilee S40 and S30 cruising variants of the classy square metre boat. Here is an opportunity to buy a well-kept and well-equipped S30. Comprehensive sailing wardrobe with several light wind sails for Lake Constance. Dark blue hull with teak deck. Extensive refit by reputable Lake Constance yard in 2003: superstructure painted white, teak …