Swede 55 Cabins

Der Salon von Gamle Swede © Swedesail
Main cabin of Swede 55 – Foto Swedesail

„There are those who don’t believe in taking a condo to sea“ Nautical Quarterly 1979 on Swede 55

Swede 55 has four separate cabins. A front cabin with double V-berth and a bathroom ahead of the mast. The main cabin in the midship area with pantry and navstation next to the companionway. Behind the centre cockpit there is a well separated aft cabin.

Drei Kajüten über 13 m Länge an Bord verteilt © Swedesail
Four cabins spread over 43 feet  © Swedesail

Accomodation in cabins over 43 feet

Achterkajüte mit luftig leichter Wegerung aus Teakleisten © Swedesail
Pliable and ventilated ceiling battens in aft/fore cabin and along pilot berth – Foto Swedesail

The midship cabin offers full headroom from companionway through the boat to the bathroom. Swede 55 provides amenities and desirable privacy for two couples, a family or the cruise with friends aboard. The forward and aft cabins are well secluded.  The backrests of the settees in the main cabin fold down making room for two separate bunks.

The saloon seats six people for dinner, in a casual manner up to ten. The forward cabin has its own ventilation and entrance through a hatch. The pilot’s bunk is practical when sailing long distance and favoured by children.

Cabin heights

Companionway, Navstation, Pantry1.89 m6.2 ft
Saloon1.79 – 1.82 m70 – 72 in
Bathroom1.68 – 1.72 m66 – 70 in
Forward Cabin1.55 m61 in
Aft Cabin1.22 m4 ft

Besides seven bunks in total the boat is ideal for three to four persons. In case of rain, the center cockpit is protected with a tarpaulin back to the aft cabin when the boat is berthed. So you can change clothes standing in the open hatch of the aft cabin. When sailing through the night, the aft cabin is practical. Here the offduty sailor sleeps well thanks to little motion and water noise. Further he can be addressed directly by the helmsman if assistance is needed.

Bunk sizes

Forward cabin: double V-berth with infill head/foot 180 – 80 cm wide71 – 32”2 m long70”
Main cabin: two separate bunkshead/foot 95 – 80 cm wide37 – 32”2,20 m long86”
Pilot berth80 cm wide52”2,20 m long86”
Aft Cabin: double V-berth with infillhead/foot 130 – 200 cm wide51 – 79 ”2 m long70”

Permanent bunks marked green, dual purpose berths for seating/sleeping blue.

13 m Platz verteilt auf drei separate Kajüten © Swedesail
Four permanent bunks (green) and three convertible bunks (blue) © Swedesail

The interior is made of natural oiled teak. The hull is covered with pliable and ventilated ceiling battens. A functional and tasteful ambience suiting to boat life.

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