Nicholson Yachts of Newport, R.I., has been named the U.S. and Caribbean brokerage agent for Classic Swedish Yachts.
The sleek monohulls are admired for their stability and safety as much as for their traditional beauty and ease of handling by shorthanded crew. Rossatra Boatyard, a long-established family-run business on the Baltic Sea, is the production partner.
Rossatra, known for custom commissions and the Linjett range, will execute the Classic Swedish Yachts design brief to build the models, a combination of light, stiff sandwich construction in the hulls, carbon fiber masts, and varnished mahogany on deck.
Models of the performance cruisers and fast daysailers include the Swede 41 as well as the new Swede 57 and Swede 68. The boats are conceived in the tradition of the well-known Swedish Skerry Cruisers, also known as the Square Metre yachts, fast boats that are still much in demand. Today’s Swede models offer that pedigree with a marked improvement in liveaboard comfort for families, couples, even singlehanded sailors.
“Our ambition is to create sailing yachts, easy to sail and with the best comfort possible without sacrificing anything of safety and sailing capabilities, sensation of speed and the joy to sail a true thoroughbred,” says Olof Hildebrand, founder and majority owner of Classic Swedish Yachts.
Sleipnir, a new Swede 41, has been nominated by Classic Boat magazine for the 2018 “Spirit” Award. To cast a vote for Sleipnir log on to the magazine website. The original Swede 41 was conceived by and sailed for many years by Hildebrand, after he downsized from his Swede 55.
“In this age of high-tech applied to all aspects of the luxury lifestyle, the appeal of a fast, sleek cruiser that is also a top-class performer to the U.S. sailing demographic is clear,” says Karen Kelly Shea, president of Nicholson Yachts. “Classic Swedish Yachts speaks to the most cherished aspirations of recreational sailors, the clients that Nicholson Yachts has been proud to serve for decades.”
For queries, contact Kelly Shea at [email protected]