S30 second version

Revised S30 with edgy windows as built by Fisksätra 1978/9 – Photo Ralf Schilling

As outlined in the page covering the first S30 version, a production of 229 boats within six years was a remarkable, by todays standards astonishing achievement. However, expectations regarding boat handling and more comfort below deck significantly increased in the 1970ties. The competition provided a lot more in this regard with other boat models.

So Fisksätra Varv principal Torild Larsen reviewed the design. He gave the S30 a more voluminous and – resembling Swede 55 – a more boxy superstructure between narrower side decks, an arched foredeck. And he raised the center cockpit slightly. In front of the mast the S30 now had an arrangement for the self-tacking jib to simplify boat handling in the narrow waters of the swedish archipelago.

Interiour of the new S30 - Fisksätra Brochure
Interiour of the new S30 – Fisksätra Brochure/Archive Swedesail

How Torild Larsson modernized the S30

Halyards and other ropes were now led to the cockpit. In this second version the boat was built from early 1978 to the end of 79 from hull numbers 230 to 304 or 5. From today’s perspective, 74 boats within two years is an astonishing number for such an elegant and sporty boat.

Easy to keep and thank boxy superstructure fairly comfortable – Photo Ralf Schilling

Sadly, the S30 story ended when Gylling withdrew from Fisksätra in 1979. Production creased in autumn and the yard was closed in 79/80. The last S30s and Swede 55s were delivered and rigged on front of the yard in spring 1980 in Västervik, at the east coast of Sweden. At that time, the site had already been taken rented to a car dealer.

Boat data if different to first version

Upwind sail area (Main and Jib)38.10 m2
Mainsail22.8 m2
Selftacking jib14.30 m2
Storm jib10.65 m2
Genoa 127 m2
Genoa 221 m2
Spinnaker75 m2
Volvo Penta MD 7A with Saildrive 100 S13 HP, 9.56 kW
Fuel50 l
Freshwater120 l
Boat data accoarding 1978 Fisksätra Varv Brochure

In the literature list with publications, brochures and articles compiled you find out more.

Boat register second version

This table is an attempt to document the fleet of 75 boats similar to the S30 first version, the Jubilee S40 and Swede 55. The sail numbers probably correspond to construction/hull numbers and were assigned consecutively international. The information comes from various, partly old sources. Identified sail numbers are marked bold. If you know more, please send a message. Last update January 5, 2024

Year of construction Sail #Hull colourNamewhere locatedRemarks
1978 S 230wite Gelcoatshown in Brochure introducing the new model
1978dark blueKayaEngland, Schlei/northern germanygerman owner since 2009
1978 235white GelcoatRapido, El Longo, MargriethaSweden, IJsselmeer/Holland, Kieler Fördeparticipates occasionally at Schlank & Rank Race/Fehmarn
1978 GER 241whiteHey HaiBodman/Lake Constance
1978 S 243VivaSkärgård of swedish east coast
1978 S 244white GelcoatSweden
painted dark bluePlymouth/England
1979white GelcoatPlymouth/England
1978/9 S 252white Gelcoat
1978/9 SWE 257white GelcoatEmmelineStockholm Skärgård
1978/9 S 263white GelcoatSweden
1978/9 SWE 266white GelcoatSweden
1979 UK 269white GelcoatFafnirEngland, Fehmarngerman owner since 2010, 20 cm longer spar
1979 Z 270white GelcoatQuiveldaAltnau/Lake Constance
1979 S 276, G 276white GelcoatLa Mouette,
Ylva
Sweden, Elbe/Kiel Schilksee
1979 Z 280Galymahr IIIZürichsee
1979 G 283white GelcoatOdins Rabe, SmartieBremen, Großenbrodewell kept boat, 2nd owner
1979 SWE 286Sweden
1979ApsaraSouthafrica
1979 289white Gelcoatdifferent windows
1979 G 292whiteLisa-MariaLindau/Lake Constancewooden deckhouse
1979 GER 293whiteLetzter StreichRadolfzell/Lake Constancewooden deckhouse
1979 Z 305whiteAnninaMurten/Switzerlandfar traveled boat, repeatedly sailed in the Mediterranean
New build as Swede 41

In the mid-1990s the boat is relaunched by Swede 55 initiator Olof Hildebrand in a different manner as Swede 41 in the version two moulds with different appendages, lightweigth composite construction and significantly more sail area. An interesting boat, four examples with the Torlid Larsson superstructure. Swedesail was involved in that attempt selling those four boats at the time to german clients.

A couple of years later, three Swede 41 Classic follow with the ambience of the racing 30 sqm boat with flush deck and a classy cabin roof. A nice example is Swede 41 Classic Sleipnir.

S30 in its original habitat, the swedish archipelago. The sprayhood extension – nicknamed Cake stall – adds comfort – Photo Ralf Schilling

Thanks to Frank Cordes, Meike Holland and Ralf Schilling for contributions to the boat list. Top foto by Ralf Schilling. Subscribe Newsletter and you won’t miss future articles.

S30 first version, S30 Chichester, S30 Kauri, Swede 41, Swede 41 Classic