Yacht: Svea

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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.


St Barths Bucket 2018

Svea wins.


Designer: Tore Holm
Type of Boat: J-Class
Rig: Bermudan Cutter
Year Built: 2017
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'
Yard No:
Sail Stats Upwind sail area: 704sq.m Sail No: J S1
Construction: Aluminium Hull

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