SWEDE 55 – Registry of Yachts

Class: Swede 55

Swede 55 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:
Year Built: 1975 – 1983
Built By: Fiskastra Varb Shipyard, Sweden
Hull Material: GRP/Cold-Molded
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.

Swede 55 Registry of Yachts

Link – SKYE – Built in 1979 out of fiberglass by Fiskastra Varb Shipyard, Sweden
Link – TIANA – Built in 1978 out of fiberglass by Fiskastra Varb Shipyard, Sweden.
Link – VORTEX – Built in 1990 by Brooklin Boatyard, and re-engineered by Reimers for wood construction.


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  1. admin

    I am interested in finding a Swede 30 for sale, preferably in the United States. Any information you may have would be welcome.


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