Broker’s Comments

MIDNIGHT SUN is a great example her class. She has been used extensively for bluewater cruising by her current owner and she has proved herself to be a fast and capable passage maker. The single aft cockpit arrangement with easy access to the sailing controls, self-tacking jib and very easy access below stairs works well for shorthanded sailing. An archetypal cruiser racer, she can also perform well in regattas if set up to do so.

Built in Sweden in the beautiful island of Orust, the attention to detail at build and lovely mahogany joinery wears well with us and the Sweden 45 is an evergreen fast cruising yacht whose concept and design by Peter Norlin and Jens Ostmann make her current today.

MIDNIGHT SUN has been prepared for the 2020 ARC Rally, but her owner’s plans have now changed and he is purchasing another yacht.   She is therefore being offered at a very realistic price so that he is able to reduce his fleet numbers in good time.

Owner’s Comments

The sailing performance of the Sweden Yacht 45 and hence MIDNIGHT SUN, is what I love most about her and it is why I purchased her. She has never disappointed me or let me down. In my ownership, MIDNIGHT SUN and I have cruised the Mediterranean, in UK waters and all around Europe. I prepared MIDNIGHT SUN for an extended cruise to the Caribbean. For this trip, we replaced the sails, upgraded all the electronics, replaced the canvas external and installed a watermaker and generator as well as solar array. MIDNIGHT SUN is ready to sail wherever you wish.

I have now changed my plans in which the Corona virus has played a part; and therefore sadly, MIDNIGHT SUN is now on the brokerage market.

During my ownership I sailed with MIDNIGHT SUN single handed on a regular basis in the North Sea. The yacht is set up to make this easy and of course, the electric winches are a great help. I have normally crossed the Bay of Biscay double handed but this could easily be done alone with an addition Raymarine alarm installed in the interior hooked up to the radar alarm, AIS alarm and active XS radar enhancer. With this modification, you should be pretty well set.

MIDNIGHT SUN has been a great success in my ownership and I will be very sorry to pass her onto her next owner.

Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Sweden Yachts
  2. Model: Sweden Yachts 45
  4. Hull Designer: Peter Norlin & Jens Ostmann
  5. Year Built: 2000
  6. LOA: 46’5” / 14.15m
  7. LWL: 39’ / 11.90m
  8. Beam: 13’5” / 4.14m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 7’5” / 2.29m
  10. Displacement: 12,428kg / 27,399lb
  11. Accommodation: 6 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Volvo Penta D2-75 (75hp) Diesel
  13. Location: Scheveningen, Netherlands
  14. Price: €210,000, VAT paid
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222

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