Sweden Yachts 42

237,140 GBP (295,000 USD)

Grabau International

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Fantastic example of the highly desirable Sweden Yachts 42 aft cockpit cruising yacht. Presented in spotless condition inside and out and boasting a hugely versatile 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout. One of the nicest we have seen.
On just its second ownership since new, OESTARA is definitely one of the nicest examples of the Sweden Yachts 42 we have had the pleasure to see.
Launched in the May of 2005 as hull No.20, her first owners took delivery at the Sweden Yachts yard in Stengunsund and since then have enjoyed cruises to Scotland, Ireland, Faroes, Orkney, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Portugal and the Azores. Sold to her second owner in 2017 by Grabau , Oestara’s inventory has been extensively updated and is offered with duties paid in the U.S and VAT in the EU*.
Consistently reliable throughout her ownership, OESTARA has proven to be the perfect short-handed cruising yacht, although she is more than capable of picking up her skirts and putting in a formidable performance around the cans during one of the many regular Sweden Yachts Owner’s Regattas.
Recent upgrades of OESTARA include:-
• Standing rigging replaced – 2017
• Volvo saildrive seal replaced – 2017
• 110v AC and 220v AC systems
• New air conditioning – 2017
• New liferaft – Viking 6 man CL-C inc 3 handhelds and 2 smoke – 2018
• New EPIRB – ACR RLB-37 - 2017
• USB chargers in cockpit and interior - 2017
• AIS – Vesper Marine XB 8000, with added Wifi throughout - 2017
• Selden GX15 furler with 2:1 halyard - 2018
• North Code 0 with whisker pole for downwind - 2018
• New Mastervolt 24/50 battery charger – 2018
• New canvas – dodger and sailcover – 2018
• House batteries – 4 Mastervolt 140 AH - 2018
OESTARA is now reluctantly for sale as her owner’s plans have changed.
EU VAT paid status may be retained provided any sale completes within EU waters. Please contact us to discuss the logistics of this *
The 42 being the latest design in our new line of yachts is aimed for the experienced yachtsmen with the taste for a fine yacht. The further development of building methods makes it possible for us to offer a yacht of exceptional quality of build at a very competitive price. Those familiar with how we have designed and built yachts over the years will quickly find a number of very interesting developments. Woodwork is at an even higher level of finish and refinement. Deck design is as far away from the “gorilla lay-out” of the past that one can imagine. Self-tacking jib and large mainsail sheeted on the coachroof, all controls at easy reach close to the helmsman, and a free uncluttered cockpit takes all the efforts out of sailing and making all family members at ease.
Yet the 42 has a racing pedigree! Large sail area, high ballast ratio, and hydrodynamic like few other boats makes her a winner in any weekend outward or homeward ‘race’ among friends. Maneuverability and engine thrust makes any harbour visit a temptation to ‘show off’, but of course you never do such a thing…
Jens Ostmann, Designer.
To comment the design of Sweden Yachts 42, I will start with the three most important characteristics that I want to characterize the yacht.
Sweden Yachts 42 is designed to be a high performance easy-handled yacht, look beautiful and smart, and be perfectly balanced.
The sheer line (important as this line is the first line you see) is drawn, regarding bow height, stern height and horizontal curve to give a good balance between the fore ship (bow) and the stern of the yacht, both when lying at the dock and when sailing. The section above the waterline is chosen to create performance and style.
The steep bow together with the fine entry bow lines give low wave resistance. This and the fore ship under the waterline, are shaped regarding the prismatic coefficient and sections, to give soft sailing when tacking to windward in normal and heavy sea.
The lines of the aft ship combines good hydrodynamics, with an impression that the yacht is coming out of the water, to make it look light and nice in the water.
A lot of effort, calculations and experience has gone into the balance (weather helm) of the yacht, where shape of hull, in combination with centre of effort from sail plan and lateral plan is taken into consideration.
The keel is shaped to have low centre of gravity to give good stability. The plan form and sections are chosen to give high side force.
The rudder size, plan form and sections are chosen to create great angle of incidence (before stalling), high side force and low resistance when zero lift. The rudder shall also give a nice (balanced) feedback to the helmsman.
Sweden Yachts 42 has a high aspect fractional sail plan, with a self-tacking jib for easy handling. The size of the sail plan in combination with the stability of the boat allows for a wide wind range of sailing. With a 115% jib the boat has an excellent performance in moderate to medium wind conditions.
It’s a great pleasure to design yachts for Sweden Yachts, as they build yachts to the highest quality.
Peter Norlin, Naval Architect.


RCD Status:
The yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean, with “Det Norske Veritas” as the Notified Body.
Hull Construction:
• End grain balsa core sandwich using fibreglass mat and rowing on both sides, gives a light, rigid and well insulated hull.
• Balsa core is used from toe rail to below water line.
• Solid laminate is used in high stress areas around keel, mast foot and in the joint between the hull-halves.
• Bottom reinforcements are longitudinal and transversal solid laminate design.
• Hull epoxy treated from new
• The hull and deck is bonded together using polyester filler. The toe rail is then bolted through deck and hull flange, using a special sealing material.
• Sweden Yachts designed and specially developed steel beam chain plate system, allowing heavy loads to be taken by bulkheads, without the need for additional internal reinforcements.
• Volvo Penta original glass fibre bed, moulded integrally with the bottom reinforcement and filled with heavy ballast for maximum stability.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• End grain balsa core sandwich with moulded fibreglass on both sides.
• Stress areas where winches and major deck fittings are fixed, are reinforced by replacing the balsa core with plywood, or by using backing plates or large diameter washers depending on type of fitting.
• Teak deck is laid from 12mm first class teak ribs bonded to the deck with polyurethane, and secured by stainless steel screws.
• Expansion joints sealed with special silicone.
• Teak in the cockpit.
Keel & Rudder:
• Standard draft fin keel
• Ballast keel is lead casting with antimony.
• Cast-in keel bolts are stainless steel.
• Lifting lug is fastened to the keel bolts.
• The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass, using roving and mat, for maximum strength.
• The rudder stock is of stainless steel with two Jefa roller bearings.
Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-55-C, 4 cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55 HP (41kw)
• Volvo MS130S Saildrive gearbox
• Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.
• Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
• Engine housing lifts on gas struts, with interior joinery finish, well insulated with pvc covered foam insulation to prevent oil spillage to impinge foam.
Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: Estimated 1150 hours as of June 2019
• Volvo Saildrive seal replaced 2017
• Date of last engine service: May 2019. Engine serviced annually
• Volvo fuel filter replaced with Racor 500 FM filter in 2018
• Cruising speed – approx. 6.5 knots @ 2,100rpm
Propulsion & Steering:
• Lewmar pedestal steering with wheel, brake and stainless steel link arm.
• ‘Destroyer’ large diameter 54“ elkhide covered stainless steel wheel
• Volvo Penta single controller and instrument panel in cockpit.
• Volvo 3-bladed folding propeller – 19x16.
• Rope cutter.
• MAX Power Series 80 24v DC bowthruster with control at helm pedestal.
Voltage systems:
• 24v DC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or inverter
• 110v AC shorepower and ring main new 2017
• 24/12v voltage converter
Battery Banks:
• 1x 12vDC 85Ah Gel engine start battery - 2004
• 4x 12vDC 140Ah Gel Mastervolt domestic batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 280Ah @ 24vDC – new 2018
Charging / Inverter:
• Mastervolt 24/50A battery charger – New 2018
• Mastervolt inverter
• Mastervolt MASS inverter/charger controller at DC panel
• 60A 12vDC alternator on engine to charge start battery
• Mastervolt 95A 24vDC alternator on engine to charge service battery bank
• Mastervolt Alpha Pro charge regulator
Other Electrical:
• Mastervolt isolation transformer for shorepower connection
• Shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior
• Shorepower supply with ring main with ELCI and 110v AC sockets in interior
• 12v sockets at chart table
• USB charging ports added in cockpit and in interior - 2018
• Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.
Fresh Water:
• 24vDC pressure system with Shurflo 12 l/m self-priming
• Hot water supplied via engine cooling with Isotherm 40 litre calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power
• Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower at stern platform
• Manual fresh water supply to galley via foot pump
Salt Water:
• Manual salt water supply to galley via foot pump
Bilge Pumps:
• 2,200 l/h Kempax manual bilge pump in cockpit
• High capacity electric bilge pump with manual override at DC panel – replaced with larger capacity Rule 2000 pump in 2018
• 2x Whale Gulper 220 24vDC shower drain pumps
Gas System:
• Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit with space 2x 5 lb gas bottles.
• Copper tubing, reduction valve for low pressure system, and shutoff valve.
• Truma solenoid valve at galley
Other Plumbing:
• All drains through hull with ball valve seacocks – service 2018
• Through bottom fittings and other piping fittings are brass.
• Double hose clamps on all through hull points.
• Hoses are of reinforced flexible PVC polyethylene
• 280 litres diesel capacity in 1x stainless steel located under starboard aft berth with inspection hatch, filled from deck and ventilated from transom. Inspected and cleaned - 2018
• Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table
Fresh Water:
• 708 litres fresh water capacity in 3x stainless steel tanks located under port aft berth (280 litres), dinette settee (240 litres) and forward bunk (185 litres) with inspection hatches, filled from deck and ventilated
• Analogue water tank gauges at chart table
Holding Tanks:
• 2x stainless steel black water holding tanks servicing forward and aft heads (62 litres and 73 litres).
• Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation points.
On Deck:
• Raymarine ST6001 Smart Pilot autopilot control
• Raymarine TackTick MN 100-2 speed/depth display with wireless transducers
• Raymarine TackTick MN 100-2 wind display with wireless transducer
• TackTick Micronet remote display
• Suunto lit steering compass at helm pedestal
At Chart Table:
• Raymarine RL80C colour radar chart plotter
• Closed array radar scanner side-mounted to mast
• Raymarine Raystar GPS receiver
• TackTick multi-repeater
• McMurdo Navtex 6 with pushpit-mounted antenna
• AIS Vesper Marine XB 8000 added in 2017, with Wifi through the boat
• Brass clock & barometer and digital weather station on main bulkhead
Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine Ray 240e DSC VHF with second handset at helm pedestal
• Raymarine VHF speaker at chart table
• Sailor SC4150 Iridium satellite telephone with pushpit mounted antenna
• Panama amplified multi-aerial at masthead for DSC VHF, FM radio and Digital TV reception
• Smev twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
• Manual fresh and salt water supplied
• Smev 3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven
• 160 litre top-opening fridge/freezer with Isotherm control and Danfoss BD50F 24vDC compressor
• Isotherm second front opening (65 litre) fridge with icebox and Danfoss BD50F 24vDC compressor
• Manual Jabsco locking heads in both head compartments – new 2018
• Heads showers with automatic temperature control and electric pump out
Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher DL4-C diesel-fired hot air heating system with outlets in all cabins, saloon, heads and aft hanging locker
• Flagship Marine FM18R AC unit added 2017
• Ventilation consisting of opening skylights, dorade and opening portlights with Oceanair Skyscreens and blinds
• Engine space air extraction outlet into cockpit
• 5x dorade ventilators
• LED red night lighting at chart table
• Ample overhead lights chromed bulkhead reading lights at settees and berths.
• Alpine Stereo radio/CD player
• Sharp Aquos LCD TV
• Speakers in saloon and Sea Symphony speakers in cockpit at companionway
Summary of Accommodation:
• Aft cockpit layout with seven full length berths in three double cabins plus one further saloon settee berth. Forward and aft day heads with showers.
Accommodation Finish:
• Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected mahogany is used in all bulkheads and major joinery.
• Specially selected solid cherrywood in frames and doors.
• Marine grade lauvan in bottoms, shelves etc where not visible.
• All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester.
• Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl.
• Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.
• Cabin sole teak with inlaid light wood stripes.
• All cherrywood is varnished with oil varnish in satin finish. Cabin sole teak is varnished.
• All hanging lockers equipped with aluminium tube with hooks and lights.
• Locker doors have snap locks and are hinged with chromed brass hinges.
• Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery.
• OceanAir Blinds in white.
• Bespoke fabrics throughout.
• Master cabin: full set of drawers, cabinets and shelf above and two hanging lockers.
• Master cabin: sprung mattress and mattress topper with small shelf on port side.
• Aft guest cabins – Lee cloths between berths
• Navigation area: Upholstered seat in style of SWY45 with storage under.
• Bar under saloon table, plate fittings to cupboards.
• Crash belt in galley.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Forward Heads:
• Moulded bottom section drained by electric pump and moulded upper section.
• Separate shower stall with curtain.
• Teak shower grating.
• Stainless steel wash basin.
• Toilet with waste tank.
• Lockers above toilet and wash basin.
Master Cabin:
• Queen size double berth to port side with cabinets along hull side and small night shelf.
• Large drawer under berth.
• Full set of drawers with cabinets above on starboard side between hanging lockers forward and aft.
Main Saloon:
• Dinette arrangement with table on port side. Bottle storage under table.
• Starboard side has cupboards above and below, with half size chart drawer, drawers and navigation station.
Chart Table:
• Large navigation table with stowage.
• Wooden, open-able instrument panel for electronic equipment on hinges for easy service access.
• Separate chart stowage in table.
• Navigation seat.
• Sliding door storage by side of seat and cupboard below.
• Additional safety handrail over nav station and cupboard.
• U-shaped galley.
• Corian counter top.
• Drawer section.
• Cutting board.
• Gas stove with three burners and oven. Storage cupboard under
• Double overhead and below cupboards, fitted.
• Waste basket and storage below sink.
• Top and front opening fridge/freezers
Aft Heads:
• Moulded compartment fitted between bulkheads.
• Two lockers with mirrored doors above wash basin unit.
• Fitted mirror in forward sections.
• Recess for toilet.
• Corian shower grating.
• Shower drained by electric pump.
• Door to main cabin.
Aft Cabins:
• Equal aft cabins with double berths.
• Hanging lockers with seat.
• Cabinet above bed along hull side.
• Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins.

• Selden aluminium anodised spars
• Keel-stepped mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Furlex 300S genoa furler
• Selden GX15 furler for Code 0 with 2:1 halyard
• Extending whisker pole for downwind
• Self-tacking track for jib mounted to side-deck fore & aft genoa tracks
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging with Hasselfors turnbuckles – replaced 2017
• Dutchman boom brake on main
• Masthead burgee halyard
• Topping lift
• Selden mechanical adjustable backstay tensioner
• Selden rod vang with gas damper
• Fully-battened mainsail with battencars and mid-cars
• 2x single line reefs plus third slab reef
• Lazyjacks
• Spectra halyards
• Harken mainsheet system with adjustable track
• Harken deck gear
• Control lines led aft to winches through Spinlock clutches adjacent to companionway
• Checkstays
• Gennaker equipment with tackline and necessary sheets & blocks (Harken)
• I= 16.6m, J= 5.05m, P= 16.10m, E = 5.40m

• 2 x Andersen stainless steel 46ST 24vDC electric two-speed self-tailing winches.
• 2 x Andersen stainless steel 40ST manual 2-speed self-tailing manual winches
• Winches directly inline allowing control lines to be led aft to electric primary winches
• North Sails mainsail (SR Norlam) fully-battened mainsail with 5 full length batten pockets and 3 reefs
• North Sails 3DL Marathon 600 self-tacking furling jib – new Winter 2013
• North Norlon G2 Gennaker and sock.
• North Sails Code 0 – new 2018
• Stainless pulpit and pushpit.
• Mid ship gates.
• Stern boarding ladder
• Dorade ventilators with stainless steel guards/grab rails
• Hot & cold shower at bathing platform
• Cockpit table
• Teak cup holder in cockpit
• Ensign staff
• Barge board
• Fresh bottom paint in Nov, 2018 – Petit Ultima 65S
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Lofrans Concept 24vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with control at helm pedestal
• Lewmar 22kgs Delta anchor with 60m of 10mm chain
• Fortress FX23 anchor with 20’ of chain and 200’ 5/8” rode
• Stainless steel mooring and spring cleats
• Fore and aft mooring lines
• Fenders
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Stackpack mainsail cover – new 2018
• Silver canvas dodger (new 2018) with stainless steel tubes and elkhide handrail.
• Pushpit padded back cushions.
• Cockpit cushions.
• Cockpit tent.
• Cockpit bimini/sun shade, sprayhood extension.
• Three piece heavy duty winter cover.
Navigation Lights:
• Navigation lights – all replaced with LEDS 2018
• Masthead anchor and tri-colour LED lights – new 2017
• Deck flood lights on mast.
Life saving:
• Liferaft – 6-man Viking 6CL – C with 3 handhelds and 2 smoke – new 2018
• EPIRB – 406 MHz (ACR – RLB 37) new 2017
• MOM 8 recertified 2018
• CO monitor/alarm – new 2017
• Jackstays
• Radar Reflector – mounted on mast
• KIM MoB sling
• Horseshoe buoy
• Danbuoy
Fire control:
• 4 x Fire extinguishers (2 new 2018 and 1 halon for engine)
• Fire blanket


Lying Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.
Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

Seller information

Grabau International
82 Gosport Street
SO41 9BD
United Kingdom

General Information

  • Price

    237,140 GBP (295,000 USD)

  • Tax

    Paid / Included

  • ID


  • length


  • Year


  • location


  • Status


  • Designer

    Peter Norlin / Jens Ostmann

  • New/Used


  • Beam


  • Draft


  • Displacement


  • Hull


  • Keel

    Fin Keel


  • Fuel type


  • Fuel capacity


  • Engine

    Volvo D2-55 55hp

  • Engine hours



  • Number of cabins


  • Number of berths


  • Drinking water capacity


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