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1978 Swede 55

  • 53 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Bristol, RI, US

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$75,000
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  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55
  • 1978 Swede 55

Overview

The Swede 55 was conceived in 1975 by naval architect Knud Reimers of Denmark. He is best known for his design of square meter class yachts and the Udell International. The Swede 55 was a stock design and to this day remains a very popular boat. The Swede 55 was built by Fiskastra Varb shipyard. Upon request of some of Stockholms KSSS members, Reimers designed the Swede 55 as a cruising ocean racing square meter yacht. The Swede 55’s design has an elevated freeboard, a comfortable center-cockpit, a nominal sail area of 55 square meters and additional volume below deck. She was inspired by Rolly Taskers “Siska”, a Knud Reimers 40 square meter boat modified for the Sydney-Hobart Race. The Swede 55 is a nimble, fast and exceptional performing sailing yacht; capable of handling rough seas and keeping her crew safe and comfortable. The boat was built to very high standards as an easily managed yacht. Whether cruising, racing or offshore pursuits, the Swede 55 is powered by a modest sail plan, easily managed by a shorthanded crew, yet offers a full cruising interior with practical accommodations. During this owners ownership, numerous upgrades have been made to her sail inventory, canvas, electronics, wiring, and overall appearance.

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Swede
Model:
55
Year:
1978
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
Bristol, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Tiana
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Deep Vee
Hull Color:
Designer:
Knud Reimers
Flag of Registry:
US

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
53 ft - 16.15 meter
LOA:
53 ft - 16.15 meter
Beam:
9 ft 6 in - 2.9 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 5 in - 1.96 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
16534 lbs

Engine

Make:
Volvo
Model:
MD11C/11OS
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
220
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Sail Drive
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
23 (Individual), 23 (combined)
Max Speed:
-

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
18 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
60 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
-

Gallery

Descriptions

Dimensions and Ratios Dimensions: • LOA – 53 feet / 16.15M • LWL – 39 feet / 11.89M • BEAM – 9.58 feet / 2.92M • DRAFT – 6.42 feet / 1.96M • DISPLACEMENT – 16,534 pounds / 7,500 KGS • BALLAST – 6,283 pounds / 2,850 KGS • SAIL AREA – 694 SQ.FT. / 64.47 SQ. METERS • RIG TYPE – Fractional Sloop • RUDDER TYPE – Spade • KEEL TYPE - Fin Ratios: • SA/DISP. – 17.17 • BALLAST / DISP. – 38.0% • DISP. / LENGTH – 124.43 Rig Dimensions: • I – 44.6 feet / 13.59M

P – 49.9 feet / 15.21M • J – 13.2 feet / 4.02M • E – 16.0 feet / 4.88M • SA (fore triangle) – 294.36 SQ.FT. / 27.35 SQ. METERS • SA (main) – 399.20 SQ. FT / 37.09 SQ. METERS • Total SA – 693.56 SQ. FT / 64.43 SQ. METERS Machinery • Volvo - MD11C/110S • Horsepower – 23 • Engine hours – Approximately 220 hours • Engine re-built in 2008 • Drive Type – Sail Drive • Propeller Type – GORI Two Bladed Folding Tankage and Plumbing • Baseboard type forced hot water propane fired heater • Hot and cold pressurized water • Fuel tank – 18 gallons • Water tanks - 60 gallons x 2 tanks

 

Accommodations

Forward is a V-berth with filler with very long berths, and drawer space to port. The head lies aft with shower with en suite entrance and a double hanging locker to starboard. The main salon has an L-Shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard with a centerline drop leaf teak table. The port and starboard settees can be converted to sea berths are long enough to accommodate the tallest of crew members. A forward facing navigation station lies aft and to starboard with seating at the forward end of the starboard quarter berth. The galley is to port with an insulated icebox with refrigeration, a three-burner stove with oven, and twin stainless steel sinks. A centerline companionway leads to the cockpit. Aft of the cockpit lies the companionway to the aft cabin which features two full length berths. The interior is warmly finished in teak with an all teak cabin sole. There is ample storage throughout the boat, in the galley and in the main salon port and starboard outboard of the settees. The navigation table features a flip top table and charts drawers below.

Forward Cabin: 

• Double berth with filler • Port and starboard shelving • Four drawers • Hanging locker • Opening deck hatch • Heat via fan from propane furnace

Main Salon:

• Starboard settee converts to double berth • Drop leaf dining table • Port settee for double berth • 7’-2” berths • 6’-3” headroom • Storage under settees • Opening hatch • Forced hot water baseboard heat • Port and starboard shelving and sliding storage compartments Head: • Hot and cold pressurized water • Handheld shower • Hanging locker • Vanity sink basin and mirror • Opening hatch • Composting head Navigation Station: • Large table • Six chart drawers • Fixed electronic navigation instruments

Galley:

• Three burner ENO stove with oven – Propane • Double stainless steel sinks Swede 55 –Pressurized cold water • Large ice box • Five storage drawers • Cabinet storage under sink • Sliding storage compartments After cabin: • Double berths • Sitting headroom • Shelving and locker space • Forced hot water baseboard heat

Electrical

• Blue Seas Systems 16 circuit distribution panel • Xantrax Linklite Battery Monitor • Balmar Duo Charge Alternator / Regulator 80 amp • Shur Flow Smart Sensor 4.0 Fresh Water Pump • Adler Barbour CU-100 Air Cooled Compressor • Adler Barbour VD-150 Small Vertical Evaporator • Electrical Overload Protection • MeTer – Solar Charging Monitor • Trident Marine – L.P. Gas Control and Detection System • Johnson Heat Circulation Pump for Cabin Heater • (4) House Batteries – new 2012 • (1) Starting Battery - new 2012 • Solar Panels – fixed on deck

Electronics

• Raymarine – e7 Multifunction Display in cockpit at helm • Raymarine – e127 Multifunction Display at Nav Table • Raymarine - RD418HD HiDef Digital Radome • Raymarine ST60 Plus Tridata Repeater • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transponder • Raymarine Sirius Weather Receiver SR6 • Wave WiFi Rogue Ethernet Converter Bridge • ICOM IC M504 – VHF Transceiver with Digital Selective Calling • Ritchie Powerdamp Plus Compass • VHF Antenna Splitter – COMAR AST-200 • KVH AutoComp 1000S Fluxgate Compass • Airmar dual frequency transducer

Sail Inventory

• Main – North Sails – 2001 – Two Reef Points • Jib – Quantum – 2011 – Roller Furling • Genoa 150% • Storm Jib • Asymmetrical spinnaker – Quantum – 2012 – Karver Top Down Roller Furling • Symmetrical spinnaker

Safety equipment

• Rule 2400 – Primary Bilge Pump • Rule 500 – Secondary Bilge Pump • (2)Danforth 35 lb Anchor w/200’ nylon & chain rode • Rochna 25 Anchor w/200’ nylon & chain rode • Anchor-lift bow roller • McMurdo Smartfind 406 EPIRB • Nylon Rode – 250’ dbl braid • Personal Flotation Devices - 10 • Flare kit • Safety Harnesses – (brand new plan on keeping) • Jack Lines – No • Double life lines • Emergency tiller Swede 55 – 

Sail Handling and Rigging • (4) Lewmar 44ST – 2 speed primaries in cockpit • (1) Lewmar 30ST – 2 speed halyard / reefing winch on cabin house aft to stbd • (1) Lewmar 30ST – 2 speed halyard / reefing winch on cabin house aft to port • (2) Lewmar 30ST – 2 speed main sheet winches • (1) Harken Roller Furling Twin Foil • Dyneema Running Backstays and jib sheets • Aluminum Deck stepped Mast • Stainless steel rigging and fittings (new 2012-13) • Aluminum Inboard Jib Tracks • Aluminum Toe Rail • Spinnaker pole mounted on deck • Internal mast halyards • All lines lead to cockpit

Construction

• Hull and deck are of fiber reinforced polyester resin • Deck and superstructure are built in a balsa sandwich

Upgrades

• Solar panels added – 2010 • Added composting head – 2010 • All new stanchion fasteners • All new uncoated life lines – 2010 • Custom winter cover and frame – 2010 • All winches overhauled – 2011 • New starboard Lewmar 30ST main sheet winch – 2011 • Re-chromed deck fittings – 2011 • Compass covers – 2011 • New cockpit power outlets – 2011 • New dodger – 2011 • New sail cover – 2011 • Harken roller furling – 2011 • New Quantum Jib – 2011 • Refurbished all deck Dorade vents – 2011 • Dyneema running back stays and hardware – 2011 • New main halyard – 2011 • New Hella LED deck light. All new LED running lights. • New spinnaker halyard – 2011 • Dyneema topping lift – 2011 • New pole lift – 2011 • New lazy jacks – 2011 • New Jib Halyard – 2011 • New Standing backstay – 2011 • Re-insulated galley ice box – 2011 • New 5” memory foam mattresses for V berth – 2011 • New Lewmar 30ST halyard winch – 2012 • New rope clutches – 2012 • Upgrade electrical wiring – 2012 • New anchorlift bow roller – 2012 • Rochna 25 anchor – 2012 • New asymmetrical spinnaker – 2012 • Karver top down roller furling – 2012 • New fresh water pump – 2012 • 4 new house and 1 new starting batteries – 2012 • New standing rigging – 2013 • Rudder removed, bearings and post inspected – 2013 • Raymarine HiDef radome – 2013 • New gas detection system – 2013 • Refurbish cabin heater furnace – 2013 • Replace all headliners – 2013 • New primary bilge pump – 2013 • New electrical overload protection – 2013 • New cockpit cushions – 2013 • Repaired engine tachometer, throttle cable – 2013 • Added grab rail on cockpit dodger – 2013 • New dyneema jib sheets and T clew – 2013 New head gaskets - 2013

Disclaimer The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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