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Vitters J Class sailing yacht Svea sold

19 April 2022• Written by Tom McGhie

The 43.6 metre J Class sailing yacht Svea has been sold in-house by Will Bishop at Superyacht Partners, who represented both the seller and the buyer. 

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. 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 asking price was withheld
Credit: Carlo Borlenghi

Svea’s interior was designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder Designers & Naval Architects and has traditional styling, in line with the yacht's 1930s origins. 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.

Although steeped in tradition, one of Svea's more modern interior features is the drop-down wall panel between the saloon and galley that creates an informal breakfast bar. In order to save weight and improve performance, 80 per cent of the yacht's cabinetry is veneered foam core.

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.

Svea's asking price was withheld.

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