Whilst researching 8-Metre plans in 1999, John Lammerts van Bueren discovered plans for a Swedish J-Class yacht by designer, Tore Holm, dating from 1937. The hull was to be the longest of all the J’s – a super racing J. Research by the Hoek design office suggest that this will be one of the fastest of all J’s.
Summer, 2012 – Construction started at Claasen Shipyard
November, 2014 – Hull 50% complete.
‘Emerging from Bloemsma Jachtbouw in Makkum. She is now at Vitters in Zwartsluis for completion’ – John Lammerts van Bueren
Svea Launch January, 2017
Palma de Mallorca, March 2017
Shipped down to Palma de Mallorca in March, 2017 here is Svea lying alongside and ready for a busy sea trial and race training period before heading off to the America’s Cup.
|Type of Boat:||J-Class|
|Built By:||Freddie Bloemsma Shipyard, Makkum|
|LOA m / ft:||43.60m / 143'1"|
|LOD m / ft:||43.60m / 143'1"|
|LWL m / ft:||26.55m / 87'1"|
|Beam m / ft:||6.40m / 21'|
|Draft m / ft:||4.57m / 15'|
|Sail Stats||Upwind sail area: 704sq.m Sail No: J S1|