Vitters sailing yacht Svea for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
Delivered in 2017 by Dutch yard Vitters, her design by Hoek Design Naval Architects incorporates an integrated traditional long keel from the original 1937 drawings by Thore Holm. However, the designers have brought the 75-year-old design up-to-date with an aluminium hull and 53.75 metre carbon fibre main mast.
Svea’s interior was designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder Designers & Naval Architects and has traditional styling in line with the overall character of this yacht for sale. Svea features accommodation for six guests in three cabins, including a master and two twins, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of up to seven people.
One of the more modern interior features of Svea is a drop-down wall panel between the galley and saloon that creates an informal breakfast bar. While the cabinetry looks rich, 80 per cent of the interior is veneered foam core to save weight. The added teak doghouse is carbon fibre with teak veneer.
In order to make her as competitive as possible, Vitters kept a close eye on the J Class rules during fit out. Managing the very delicate weight balance was essential during this phase of the build. Auxiliary power comes from a single 437hp Scania diesel engine for a cruising speed of ten knots.
Lying in Palma, Spain, Svea is asking €15,000,000.