Nineteen Sweden Yachts 50s were built on the magical island of Orust in Sweden between 1987 and 1996. PAPER MOON emerged from the factory in 1990, exuding 90’s glamour. Designed by Peter Norlin and Jens Ostmann, the Sweden 50 boasts timeless aesthetics and sleek lines, still captivating onlookers today.
History of Sweden Yachts 50 PAPER MOON
Her current owner bought her a couple of years ago and has kept her on the East coast of England for family cruising. Over the past two years, she has undergone extensive refitting, with almost every aspect receiving an update, while retaining her classic charm.
All the big tick items have been done including a new Yanmar 110hp engine, new flexiteak deck and standing rigging replaced. She also sports 2022 North Sails, ensuring her sailing performance is still as impressive as a modern front runner. A comprehensive list of updates is available in our Berthon sales particulars.
She has travelled far and wide in the past competing in the ARC in 2003 & 2004 and this owner has just made her ready to go again with a new custodian.
Exploring the Accommodation & Deck Equipment of Sweden Yachts 50 PAPER MOON
Below deck, she offers a spacious saloon, perfect for entertaining, with recently refreshed varnish work in 2022, giving her a shiny appearance. The saloon also features a generously sized galley and a full-sized chart table.
In keeping with Sweden Yachts’ tradition, the owner’s cabin is forward, featuring an offset berth and a large ensuite heads compartment in the bow.
Two guest cabins are located aft, sharing a central head, uniquely positioned behind the companionway, ensuring it doesn’t encroach on the saloon.
An Insight into the Current Plans of Sweden Yachts 50 PAPER MOON
She is currently afloat in Ipswich and her current owner plans to keep her here until a new custodian can be found. She is easily viewed lying in a marina only a short walk from Ipswich train station.