A one of a kind Sweden Yachts 50. There really has been no leaf unturned on-board. She may be from 1990 but almost all of her has been professionally refitted over the last 2 years.
PAPER MOON has all the features of a classic Sweden yacht but has been brought into the 21st century. Known for their impressive build quality and eye for detail the craftsmanship is very clear to see and her freshly varnished interior gleams. On deck, she has all she needs for impressive sailing and her new North Sails ensure that. Under the water, she benefits from a wing keel that doesn’t compromise her sailing ability but allows you to access places with a draft of just under 2m.
Capable of anything – whether you want to coastal cruise or head off further afield, she would certainly make a perfect magic carpet.
PAPER MOON is back afloat after a huge refit including new engine, sails and rig. She is one of only 19 SY 50s, built by Sweden Yachts yard under Lloyds survey in 1990.
Sweden Yachts themselves were rightly proud of this design, coining the phrase “Super Cruiser” for them – these are not just words for once. Noted now for its classic qualities, an SY 50 is a superb, quality proposition from one of the top 5 yards in the world, in the 90’s.
The yachts sail superbly, designed by Norlin Ostmann, the racing DNA of the marque is unmistakable, particularly in the 6.5 tonne wing keel and really substantial cutter rig by Selden. The wing keel and shallow draft (of 1.98m) is extremely important for a boat of this class to safely access some of the more desirable anchorages. Very much a racer-cruiser the SY 50 deviates from racing boats with the provision of a stunningly crafted interior. Not only does it look beautiful, it is a welcoming secure home, highly functional at a remote anchorage or offshore. This very original example has been lightly used and has the benefit of electric winches and a generator and is rigged for serious racing. She benefits from a recent full survey ashore is now seriously for sale afloat, following a recent massive professionally executed refit.
Full refit ashore lasting 18 months, documented works totalling in excess of £150,000. Receipts for all works to be included in sale. She was ashore since 2018 in Lagos, Portugal then refit ashore by new owner at Morgan Marine yard, Essex 2020 – 2023.
Summary of refit works:
Thorough survey of systems, sails, hull and decks. Final hull IIMS survey and insurance valuation on completion ashore 2023, full report available includes images.
New Flexiteak deck by Seadek Ltd.
Keel removed and bolts inspected.
Chain plates removed and rebedded with new bolts.
Mast fully rewired and serviced.
New Yanmar 4GM 110hp engine.
New 4-blade Featherstream propeller, new shaft and bearings.
Lewmar deck hatches reglazed.
New bilge and shower pumps.
New brass DZR seacocks.
Most pumping and piping systems upgraded and hoses replaced.
Updated shower system.
Fuel and water tanks removed cleaned and new instrumentation fitted.
Full interior re-varnish.
Eberspacher diesel heater removed and overhauled.
Windlass sent to specialist stripped and tested.
Winches all stripped and serviced.
New smart battery chargers.
New start and service batteries throughout wiring upgraded or updated.
All new standing rigging, terminals and running rigging (Evolution rigging Suffolk, 2023).
Furlex Genoa drum stripped and serviced professionally.
New North Sails.
New Plotters B&G, AIS, Digital yacht 4G connect wifi comms system.
New carpets, curtains and headlining.
Documentation: Original ships drawings for each system (5 drawings) in A2 format on-board. Deck bible in folder. Manuals and instructions on-board in file.