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Owner advice: Where to put the anchor?

Swede 55 can be enjoyed as it was built in the 1970s. Believe it or not and even if some do-it-yourselfers may find it difficult: you can simply sail this boat as it is – with one exception: Unfortunately, the yard did not consider an important issue at the time, anchoring. A secure anchor that you can easily deploy and …

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Advice for Swede 55 buyer

Not long ago, an American contacted me regarding the purchase of a secondhand Swede 55. As a former 55 owner he was familiar with the boat. Enthralled by the 55, he found a particular boat on the eastern seaboard of the US and sought advice whether to inspect it at all or not. He booked advice to find an answer …

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Battle with a Twelve

Is it sensible to race with a Twelve? This 22 m metre long upwind powerhouse with tremendous ballast ratio, driven by 240 Square metres? If you are sailing another Twelve – shure. With Swede 55 it seems pretentious. We will see the recently restored vintage 12 metre yacht Anita only briefly as her sails are sheeted in. Hence we enter …