This Swede 38 comes from a long line of graceful Scandinavian yachts created for all-around performance, cruising comfort and elegant looks. Her rig is tall and sleek and the handling is easy with a self-tacking jib and all control lines led back to cockpit.
This truly is a “sailor’s boat” that can be handled by a couple, yet big enough to take the family out for a few days and seaworthy enough to venture offshore. She is well proven at long distance cruising, but still provides plenty of fun for club racing.
If you are into classic looks and comfortable and easy cruising in a solid sailing boat, then Swede 38 is for you.
Swede 38 concept comes from the drawing board of Paul Elvstrom & Jan Kjaerulff – a well-known Danish boat designing team who created many yachts to the Scandinavian Rules.
Built by the Helmsman Yachts (Stockholm, Sweden) in 1981 (hull number 8059), her construction is in line with the best in Scandinavian boat-building standards. Helmsman Yachts are renowned for their excellent build quality and are responsible for many fast, timeless and elegant yachts, including the much admired Swede 55.
Fibreglass yacht - fin keel (max draught – 1.9 m) with spade rudder.
Length - 37.40 ft / 11.40 m, beam - 9.19 ft / 2.80 m, displacement - 13,669 lb / 6,200 kg, ballast - 6,614 lb / 3,000 kg.
Sail area - 538.00 ft2 / 49.98 m2, max hull speed - 7.3kn.
Wheel steering, emergency tiller / attachment.
Volvo Penta MD2020 22HP (2005) – sail drive (MS25) with 3 blade Volvo Penta folding prop. Engine is in excellent condition – professionally serviced July 2019.
Rig and Sails
Fractional sloop with keel-stepped mast, double inline spreaders and running backstays.
Self-tacking furling headsail (Harken), slab reefing main (3 reefs).
Control lines led back to cockpit.
Z Spars spinnaker pole, Selden rigid vang.
Standing rigging new in 2008, running rigging new in 2015.
Sail wardrobe: 2 mains, 2 headsails, spinnaker.
Instruments and Electrical Systems
Garmin GPSmap 172C chartplotter with external antenna.
Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 radar & display.
Nasa SX 35 DSC VHF.
Depth, log and GPS Clipper repeaters.
Manual (Whale) and electric (Rule 1000gph) bilge pumps.
Accommodation and Galley
1 double berth (forepeak), 4 single berths.
New headlining and new saloon upholstery (July 2019).
New fresh water and toilet plumbing (July 2019).
Galley – Plastimo Azores 3 burner hob & oven (2004), Coolmatic fridge (2007).