The contempory cruising yacht is shaped by accommodation considerations. High-sided and wide-bodied, it is thought from the inside out. The convenience-minded majority seems being content with it. However some sailors disagree with the look and feel.
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After all Swede 55 as the longest version of the cruising square metre boat merges sufficient comfort for a couple or a family aboard with appealing lines. Thereby Swede 55 offers full headroom below deck. Although developed as elegant weekender for the Stockholm archipelago in the Seventies, this 52 footer is impressing with a remarkable ocean racing logbook. This sailing toy provides refined sailing pleasure upwind to enjoy endlessly. Swede 55 is fast with open sheets and at the same time a boat with dinghy-like virtues. How is this possible all in one? You will find answers in the pages about this yacht.
So does this website offer you insights into the rare and unique chapter of agile sailing. It shows predecessors, informs about the development of the boat type, the Swede 55 fleet and variants. 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. Of course there are also other interesting boats from the States, the Netherands, England or Argentina. Thus they are shown here occasionally as well.