Knud H. Reimers BACCHANT

Sail Number: 75 S-17

Type: 75 square meter class

LOA: 63′ 11″ / 19.23m
LOD: 63′ 11″ / 19.23m
LWL: 51′ 0″ / 15.54m
Beam: 9′ 10″ / 2.98m
Draft: 8′ 4″ / 2.56m
Design Number:
Designer: Knud H. Reimers (1906-1987)
Original Owner: Erik “Störtankaret” Lundberg
Current Owner: Private
Year Launched: 1936
Built By: Plyms Neglingevarvet, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Hull Material: Honduras Mahogany
Displacement: (Original 11 Tons) current 28,500 lbs./ 12,927.38 kgs.
Sail Area: (original 807 sq ft) current 1,189 sq ft
Engine: Lombardini 60 hkr
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Bacchant was commissioned by Eric Lundgren in 1936, an avid racing sailor, she was to be an evolution of the 75 square meter class which was popular in Sweden during the 20′s and 30′s. Designed by Knud Reimers and built by Plyms, Bacchant was a continuation of Reimer’s innovative light displacement designs in the 22 and 30 square meter classes.

Her name means those who worship the god of wine, arrived in the US in 1976 from Sweden on the deck of a Russian freighter. She cruised for a while and in 1979 Jerome “Jerry” Sullivan saw an ad in Sailing magazine for a 75-square-meter Skerry Cruiser, Sullivan said. “I called and asked `Could that be Bacchant?”

“I looked at it and within a week I had purchased it.” Through 38 years of ownership Bacchant took 13 top positions in the famous Chicago Mackinac Race. In winter, she was hermetically sealed in a shed with the temperature kept at 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity at 80 percent.

In 2013, Magnus Adlercreutz, from Saltsjobaden, Sweden, decided to take her home to the shipyard where she once was built and where his grandfather Fredrik and his brother Johan Adlercreutz once lived and built her.


The Wall of Remembrance – The Owners, Crew & Notable Guest:

Owner: Eric Lundgren
Owner: (1979 -2013) Jerome E. Sullivan, Milwaukee yacht club
Owner: (2013) Magnus Adlercreutz, Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Captain: Bill Emery
Crew: Johanna Sommarlund
Crew: Johan by Sandeberg
Crew: Viktoria of Sandeberg
Crew: Carl-Fredrik of Sandeberg
Trimmer: Jesper Siöberg
Crew: Andreas Lauritzen
Crew: Klas Johansen
Crew: Gustaf Nordbäck
Crew: Tue Beijer



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