Classic Swedish Yachts now introduces the Crown Jewel of its fleet, the Swede 68, designed by Scandinavia’s leading yacht designer, Oscar and Håkan Södergren. You will recognise her classic lines but the designer has added his own touch and vast experience of yacht design to meet with our ambitions. This low displacement beauty carries 206 m2 sail in main and working jib which ensures high performance also in light air. The Swede 68 is a true passage maker.
The beautiful classic lines combined with the mahogany and teak deck, deckhouses and cockpit of highest standard of Scandinavian craftsmanship will place her in the top prestige segment of luxury sailing yachts.
You will find the same quality and high finish inside. The accommodation allows options for owners – There is an option for Two large Staterooms with en suites, a crew cabin, a large saloon, navigatorium and galley. The two Staterooms are designed with double beds and shower room en suite. An extra crew cabin is situated to starboard close to the main companionway. The Fore Cabin has plenty of stowage, hangers and lockers. A settee and a folding writing table add to the comfort.
The main cabin is arranged with a U-shaped sofa to port with a dinner table for six to eight persons. Another sofa is placed on the starboard side and aft of that the navigation table. Opposite the nav. table a well equipped galley is situated and aft of the galley the second shower room. The aft cabin is arranged with a double bed and two separate settees. The inner arrangement can of course be adjusted to the new owners special wishes, e.g. to arrange for more beds.
The 7/8 rig has carbon mast and boom. The hydraulic mast jack enables you to easily regulate the tension of the rig also when sailing. The three spreaders are swept 23° to avoid the necessity of using the running backstays under normal conditions. All halyards and trim lines are extended to the cockpit for safe and easy handling. All winches are electrically powered veriable speed self tailing from Andersson. The furling jib is hydraulically or electrically operated. Stowage for all halyards, trim lines and sheets at the winches – no birds nest of lines on the cockpit floor.
Aft of the anchor stowage there is a big locker for the extra sails. Just open the hatches and the sails are ready to be set. The deck is free and there is no need of dragging around big sail bags. The sails are stowed where they should be and no where else.
The sails are developed in cooperation with North Sails. For cruising we recommend a Code-0 and a Gennaker besides main and working jib. For racing the choice of lee-sails depends on what rules are prescribed for the races in question.
Below aft deck we have planned for the rescue raft, an inflatable tender, air pressure device and extra stowage. A swimming/rescue ladder is placed at the stern.
For the new yacht Swede 68 from Classic Swedish Yachts, Oscar and 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 are combining righting moment with hydrodynamic lift. The naval architect gave the Swede 68 a respectable sail plan that gives the boat both performance and beauty. The 54 ft (16.20 m) design waterline offers an impressive hull speed. Södergren has given the Swede 68 very clean diagonal lines that give both speed and beauty.
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|LOA||20.62 m||67.65 ft|
|LWL||16.20 m||53.15 ft|
|Bmax||4.40 m||14.45 ft|
|Dmax||2.75 m||9.02 ft|
|DSPL||18.30 tons||40.352 lbs|
|Ballast Lead||7.10 tons||15655 lbs|
|RM at one deg.||450||450|
|Main Sail||128.00 sqm||1377.00 sqft|
|Jib||78.00 sqm||839.00 sqft|
|Reacher||126.00 sqm||1356.00 sqft|
|Spinnaker||230.00 sqm||2475.00 sqft|
With a light weight and stiff hull and large sail areas Swede 68 will tickle all your senses.
Beautiful and fast
Sail handling is simple with only four sails for excellent performance. The beauty of the sleek lines and the all ma¬hogany/teak deck, coach-roof and cockpit gives a very high head-turning quotient, and the high quality of the work¬manship leaves you and your crew happy enjoying life.
A sleek yacht
A long and sleek hull is safer than a beamy one because it retains effective steerage at higher degrees of heeling. On a sleek yacht the rudder keeps its grip in the water also at strong inclination, whereas a beamy yacht with only one rudder tends to lift the rudder out of the water at strong inclination, creating conditions ripe for a broach. This is a question of safety that is seldom discussed.
As a result, this light construction is very stiff and strong which is part of the core virtues that enhance the sailing capabilities of our Swede line of yachts and their ability to withstand structural stress.
When the standing rigging is tightened or when the yacht is exposed to heavy seas the form of the hull and deck show a remarkable stiffness, which is positive for the sailing capabil¬ities and minimizes the risk for damages.
Diesel engine and generator
There is also a separate room for a generator aft of the engine room. This room is also suitable for other installations creating sound and vibrations.
To optimize performance we suggest four sails: a full-bat¬tened main; a 110% working (or self-tacking) jib; a gennaker (asymmetrical spinnaker) and a Code-0 type of sail for light air sailing. We recommend light, high quality sails from North Sails or from UK Halsey Sail makers.
The main and the furling jib are always ready to be set without delay and the gennaker is ready in its sleeve in the sail-locker under the fore deck hatch – and so is the furling Code-0.
Carbon fibre mast
A lighter mast makes the yacht stiffer and faster and reduces pitching at sea. The swept spreaders make running back¬stays unnecessary at cruising in normal weather conditions. Runners are provided for use when deemed necessary. When not in use the absence of running backstays makes sailing comfortable.
Vacuum-bagged wooden deck
There are five Lewmar flush hatches on deck and two double hatches on fore-deck, covering the anchor locker and the sail-locker, and one double hatch on the aft-deck covering the large storage for life-raft, tender, fenders and other equipment.
Three skylights and transparent sliding hatch at the main companionway. 12 windows with specially designed stain¬less steel frames and double glass.
Soft backrests coated with off-white leather increases the nice classic look and quality and the feeling of comfort.
Boxes for halyards
Blocks and organizers
All handling of sails from cockpit
The sails are set, reefed, trimmed and furled from the cock¬pit - safe, easy and efficient.
Only certain action, e.g. folding the main (kept under control by the lazy-jacks) or part of the work when setting the gennaker has to be made with crew on fore deck.
Two double cabins or one double and one single can replace the aft cabin. In fact, there is no problem to rearrange the fore cabin and the interior aft of the naviga¬tion table and the galley according to the wishes of the new owner as long as the structure of the yacht is not at risk.
All switchboards are made with great care and located in easy accessible areas. There is a 230 V 16 Ah connection to shore supply, located in the lazaretto and an isolation trans¬former of proper capacity.
DC24 converter and 8 x 75 Ah Leoch AGM batteries for the 24 V system. MassCombi 24/2000-120, 2kW inverter with 60-amp charger. Mastershunt 500.MasterView Easy Control Panel.
As an option a Whisper Power M-Super Compact 3,5 diesel generator can be installed with all accessories necessary for proper connection to the basic system. Fuel supply from a separate fuel tank of 50 litre (13 US gallon) capacity.
Ceiling lights are flush mounted, all with dimming pos¬sibilities. There are automatic switches installed in every wardrobe. Red lights are installed in way of obstacles and passages. Reading lamps in the cabins and adequate lighting in the galley, at the navigation table and in the bathrooms, sail locker and lazarette. Where possible low tension and reduced power lights are installed.
The two lockers, the sail locker in the front and below after-deck should be large enough to take care of these extra things that belong to comfortable cruising.
Please also note that these specifications will from time to time be changed as a result of our continuing development work.