DESIGNER OF THE NEW SWEDE 68
Håkan Södergren Yacht Design was started in 1972, Stockholm, Sweden. The company was soon one of Scandinavia\’s leading Yacht Design Companies. In cooperation with some of the most well known boat building companies in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, thousands of the HSYD’s designs can be found in Scandinavia, Europe as well as the rest of the world.
Håkan Södergren, is a well-known and respected designer of high performance cruisers as well as a row of family powerboats for the Scandinavian market. A series of successful racing boats in the past four decades have led to many victories for the Yacht Design company. The success has been both for the production lines and for a series of One-Off racers and Cruisers. Håkan Södergren’s designs are known as state of the art in the combination of beauty and performance. The unique combination of performance and style has been the success of HS’s design throughout the years. Håkan Södergren´s name stands for high quality designs. HS is equipped with highest level of design software to meet the demands of technical support to the builders.
For the new Swede 68 from Classic Swedish Yachts, Håkan Södergren gave the Swede 68 a modern slim medium displacement hull with circular bottom underwater cross sections. The L-keel with its deep lead-distribution and the modern rudder combine righting moment with hydrodynamic lift. HS gave the Swede 68 a respectable sail plan that gives the boat both performance and beauty. The 54 ft (16.20 m) waterline offers a hull speed of about 15 knots. Södergren has given the Swede 68 very clean diagonal lines that give both speed and beauty.
He now has on the drawing board the new Swede 57 – a yacht that will suit many potential family cruisers yet give an outstanding performance of speed and stability whilst being easy to sail shorthanded.