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2001 Sweden Yachts 45

Lefkas, Greece


Williams & Smithells Ltd - Sweden Yachts 45, Built 2001. Quality Swedish built fast cruiser renowned for combining exciting speeds and sailing efficiency without compromising on comfort, a truly elegant yacht known for turning heads. New standing rigging fitted Spring 2021 (approx €10,000). Volvo PentaTMD22 72hp engine, QL BP800V Bowthruster, 12v 24v and 240v on board circuits, Comprehensive Raymarine navigational inventory including Raymarine 4KW high definition radar upgraded 2011 to latest HSB format, Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins £204,900.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Sweden Yachts
Model: 45
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Sweden Yachts (SWE)
Designer: Peter Norlin
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 45 ft / 13.72 m
Length Overall: 46'5 ft / 14.15 m
Waterline Length: 39 ft / 11.89 m
Beam: 13'8 ft / 4.18 m
Max Draft: 7'7 ft / 2.32 m
Displacement: 27,557.78 lb
Ballast: 11,464.04 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: TMD22
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 72hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2001


Drive Type: Sail
Stock Number: FB
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


White, Round bilge, GRP/Balsa core hull
Teak laid GRP/balsa core deck
Decks re-caulked 2012 -2013
Hull stripped and copper-coated 2014
Lead fin keel
Spade rudder
Wheel steering


Volvo PentaTMD22 72hp engine
Serial # 5100705551
Full service Sept 2017, including saildrive seals, engine unused since
Appox. 2000hrs
Engine hour meter not working
Volvo Penta 120 SE gearbox
3 Blade folding prop
QL BP800V Bowthruster
Plumbing in place for watermaker


12v 24v and 240v on board circuits
4 x Victron Energy 220amp/h domestic batteries replaced 2015
Honkook 145amp/h engine battery replaced 2013
Mastervolt 700w inverter
Matervolt 50amp charger
Charging by engine and shore power
24v/12v converter
VHF Radio fed from engine start battery


285ltrs Stainless steel fuel tank
3 x Stainless steel water tanks total 720ltrs
2 x Stainless steel holding tanks total 40ltrs

Rig and Sails

7/8 Sloop rig (original)
Selden aluminium mast
New Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced Spring 2021 approx €10,000 incl running rigging as well) 
Retractable 1.5m bowsprit
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
Aluminium jockey pole

2 x Anderson 46ST electric winches (multi-purpose)
2 x Anderson 46ST winches
2 x Anderson 52ST winches
double and single handled winch handles

Note: runners have been removed as when purchased in current ownership and may need to be re-instated for offshore passages, required blocks for re-instated believed to be onboard

Single line reefed white Doyle mainsail 2008
Furling white 100% dynema Quantum genoa 2015
Roller furling white Spectra self-tacking jib
90sq/m Code 0
120sq/m Gennaker
170sq/m Spinnaker
18sq/m Storm jib


Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins.
2 x Heads with showers
Cherry interior joinery
Blue interior upholstery
Eberspacher D5LC cabin heating
Heating never used but service pack included
40ltrs Helional Midi calorifier 2017
All opening hatches have blinds except saloon main hatch
Cabin fan plus reading lights


Smev cooker with oven and 3 hobs
Bosch microwave
Double stainless steel sink
Isotherm front opening fridge
Isotherm top opening fridge with freezer capabilities in lower part
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Cutlery and crockery not included
CD/Radio (no currently wired in)
Clock and barometer
Some interior lights LED


Lewmar electric windlass
45lbs CQR anchor with 60m/10mm (2013) chain
Various warps
6 x Fenders
Carbon fibre pasarelle
Boat hook
Integral swimming ladder
Drop stern swimming platform
Custom made combination bow ladder/ stern ladder (drop stern raised)"
Deck shower
Sprayhood replaced 2011 (needs new clear panels)
LED navigational lights


Suunto D-135 compass
Raymarine ST60 speed/log
Raymarine ST60 wind indicator
Raymarine ST60 echosounder
2 x Raymarine E90W plotters new 2011
Raymarine ST6000+ Auto pilot
Raymarine 4KW high definition radar new 2011
Raymarine Ray55E VHF new 2011
Raystar 125 GPS new 2011
ICS Nav 4 NavTex +
AIS 500 Transceiver new 2011
Nav lights (including tricolour) are all LED
Lifetag system, base unit only, new 2011
Note: extensive upgrade to current Raymarine HSB operating system carried out in 2011


QuickSilver 2.7m tender + Yamaha 2 two-stroke outboard engine
Complete engine overhaul 2017 unused since


3 x Fire Extinguishers
Fire blanket
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
6 x Life jackets
McMurdo smart find 406 EPIRB (battery out of date tests ok)
Life buoy
Emergency tiller
Dan buoy

(The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.)

Owners Comments

We bought The Sweden 45 in 2009 in Palma, Majorca, and sailed her to Lefkas in Greece, which became her home. On the way we came through a number of Autumn storms, which proved her seaworthiness and comfort at sea.

Since then she has had relatively light use - we have taken her to Corfu twice and to Albania, but in the main she has been cruising the local Ionian waters and has been a very comfortable boat to live aboard, with her large shower up forward and her well thought-out galley, plus large water capacity. Fuel capacity has never been a problem since she will slip along effectively in the lightest of breezes.

On that note, I should mention that we took line honours in the Ionian Regatta in 2014, with corrected position of 3rd out of 180 boats starting that year. So long as there is a breeze she will sail, and with her large wheel and deep spade rudder she is a very satisfying and rewarding boat to sail. This was the only racing she has done in our ownership and it is a fun day out rather than serious racing ( with a few exceptions! ). Subsequent regattas have all been in conditions that favoured the ultralights.

So we are very reluctantly selling our Sweden Yacht and hope her new owners will enjoy and love her as we have.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Part 1 British Certificate of Registry in current ownership
Bill of Sale to current owner from 2009
Copy of VAT invoice 2002 payment to Spanish Customs by 1st owner
Copy of Sweden Yachts sale reciept to 1st owner Oct 2001
Declaration of Conformity
DEKPA Greek Cruising log

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Please contact Williams and Smithells to book an appointment to inspect any yacht before you book flights or pay for travel. This is to ensure you have a confirmed booking in our diary with the right amount of time allocated to inspect the yachts you want. Our yachts are not all in one marina, yard or harbour and in season do change locations. To avoid disappointment, call or email before you make travel plans. 

Additional Contact Information

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