Knud Reimers (Swede 55) SKYE

Type: Swede 55

Skye Specifications:

LOA: 52’6″ / 16.00m
LWL: 39′ 0″ / 11.88m
Beam: 9’7″ / 2.92m
Draft: 6’5” / 1.95m
Hull Number:
Designer: Knud Reimers
Original Owner:
Current Owner: Eugene Blank
Location: Royal Cape Yacht Club, South Africa
Year Built: 1979
Original Built By: Fiskastra Varb Shipyard, Sweden
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Gross Displacement: 16534 lbs
Ballast: 6283 lbs
Sail Area: 694 sq ft / 55m²
Sail Number:


Designed by Knud Reimers, best known for his design of square meter class yachts and the Udell International, at request of some of members of the KSSS Stockholms Royal Swedish Yacht Club.

Reimers designed the Swede 55 as a cruising ocean racing square meter yacht. The Swede 55’s design has an elevated freeboard, a comfortable center-cockpit, a nominal sail area of 55 square meters and additional volume below deck. She was inspired by Rolly Taskers “Siska”, a Knud Reimers 40 square meter boat modified for the Sydney-Hobart Race.

Ownership History:

Purchased by Eugene Blank of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, from Alex Bocconcelli in Woods Hole 2014.




  1. Eugene Blank

    I am the current owner of the pictured sailboat, she is named Skye and in the Royal Cape Yacht Club, South Africa at present. I purchased her from Alex Bocconcelli in Woods Hole last year.

    • admin

      Thank you for the clarification….we have updated our database, and are seeking other 55s to add to the Swede 55 Register.

      • Eugene Blank

        Hi admin

        How would I upload the latest pictures of Skye?


        Eugene Blank

        • admin

          Eugene – We will send you an email, and thank you for updating her profile

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