Swede 55 Aft Cabin

A classic mini project
  • Boat REF#  ·  316304
  • Length  ·  16.03m
  • Year  ·  1976
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 29hp, Yanmar 3YM 30 (2007)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Knud Knud Reimers
Builder Fisksätra Varv AB
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 125.0 ltr (27.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 25/07/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM 30 (2007)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 Blade, Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Saildrive: Yanmar SD20 YM1


Length 16.03m
Beam 3.01m
Draft Max 2.13m
Displacement 8,200kg (18,081.0lbs)
Headroom 1.92m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2011)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute with sock (unknown year)

The furling, foresail is a self tacking sail

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Stainless steel tanks


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Seawater pump

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Seawater pump

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
20.00m of chain
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
Frame for spray hood included

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment


3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 02-29-2008

Broker's Comments

The Swede 55 was designed and built to be a fast, stable cruiser/racer, which has been the reputation they have built. Alongside this performance, the Swede 55 has elegant lines, even described as 'Classic' by some commentators.

This version is being sold as a mini project by the owner, who suggests, for example, a thorough valet, some cosmetic work to the headlining and an engine service. During my visit to list this boat, I was struck by an excellent opportunity to acquire a fine sailing platform, with live aboard and blue water capabilities, for a competitive price. A buyer will need to oversee the type of recommended work noted, but has the potential to finish a potentially profitable and highly rewarding sailing enterprise.

If you would like any further information, or a personal viewing, then please do contact our office and we would be pleased to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Swede 55 Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

English Channel and Northern France

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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