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FOR SALE

1922 Skärgårdskryssare SK30 / 30 Square Metre Skerry Cruiser - Offers Invited!

Lying : Ashore Östergötland, Sweden - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Skärgårdskryssare SK30 / 30 Square Metre Skerry Cruiser

General Specification

Designer : Gustaf Estlander
Builder : Built in Sweden
LOA : 11.89m (39ft 0in)
Displacement : 3,500kg
Keel : Fin

Construction

Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical

Accommodation

Equipment

Remarks

Usually wooden, Skerry Cruisers are constructed according to the Square Metre Rule. Originating in Sweden, they were historically most popular in the Baltic and the word Skärgårdskryssare (Schärenkreuzer in German, Saaristoristeilijä in Finnish) translates to archipelago cruiser. Uffa Fox, acclaimed yacht designer, wrote of the Skerry Cruiser in the 1930's that "Of all the fast cruisers, the 30 Square Meters are probably the best" and "The Skerry Cruisers with their liveliness and buoyant hulls are a type that appeal to many people... for their rules produce a fast type of craft that gives a great deal of pleasure to those sailing it, and also at the same time they produce a very sturdy vessel, one that is both strong and seaworthy." More recently, the SK30 received further praise from Classic Boat magazine who wrote "There is no mistaking the graceful lines of a 30 Square Meter. With its long, lean hull, generous overhangs and lofty, slim-line Bermudan rig, it is arguably one of the world's most striking classes, and certainly commands attention on the water."

Purchased some 10+ years ago by the current owner, a retired musician, after he fell in love with her whilst preforming locally, this Skerry Cruiser is understood to have previously been owned by a Swedish actor. Following his purchase, the current owner had the yacht moved to his home and a very enthusiastic and comprehensive restoration (AKA labour of love!) ensued with guidance and assistance from a very knowledgeable friend. The mahogany hull was stripped back to bare wood, seams filled with sikaflex, and repainted with quality marine paint (and in consequence is believed to still be structurally sound) and plans were made for a new keel stepped rig - the original mast having been stepped on the cabin top - with donor parts and sails obtained. However sadly work eventually came to a halt due to the friend's declining health and this beautiful yacht has since remained cocooned in her framed tarpaulin tent. A good new home is now seriously sought where her restoration will finally be completed with continued love and attention to detail. With her current, somewhat spartan, racing orientated interior layout, she would ideally suit someone looking to day sail and/or race, but with the addition of a few home comforts, she could equally be suited to cruising. Either way, this project and very unusual opportunity will undoubtedly prove to be a very rewarding experience. A real classic with beautiful lines, this yacht will surely turn heads wherever she goes!

The vendor lives some 45 minutes by road from a Ryanair served airport and he has offered to collect and return any serious potential purchaser from there for a viewing. Delivery will be at the purchaser's cost, but the substantial launching trolley (included in sale) that this yacht currently sits on will facilitate easy loading on to a low loader lorry.

All offers will be considered.

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