£89,950 tax paid

Lightly used and extensively updated

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSweden Yachts 390
DesignerP Norlin / J Ostmann
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingStrangford Lough, N.Ireland, United Kingdom


EngineVolvo D2-40 40hp
Engine Hours792
Fuel Capacity150l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity380l


Very lightly used and extensively updated/improved Sweden Yachts 390 with standard draft keel. ESCAPE is a great turn-key option for anyone seeking a high quality performance cruising yacht of this style.

*** Walkthrough videos available on request ***

With just three owners since new, the first two of which were in Demark, ESCAPE has had a very sheltered life, always wintered ashore and while in Scandinavia, wintered mast-out in a heated hall. Covering very few miles throughout all her ownerships, ESCAPE shows just 7,500Nm on her log and has racked up just 792hrs on her 2007-fitted Volvo D2-40 diesel engine.

Purchased by her current owners in 2010 with a full survey report (on file), ESCAPE has been extensively upgraded and serviced, with a full update log available.

Her specification highlights include:
• Standard draft fin keel
• Upgraded Volvo D2-40 engine with low hours
• 3-bladed feathering Max-Prop propeller
• Recently replaced standing rigging
• Removable inner forestay for storm jib
• Spinnaker pole
• Lewmar winches with additional spinnaker winches
• Updated Raymarine instruments with GPS radar chart plotter, radar and AIS
• Sprayhood and cockpit tent
• Diesel-fired hot air cabin heating
• Liferaft and full safety equipment
• Recently replaced batteries

Having been bitten firmly by the Sweden Yachts 390 bug, ESCAPE is now offered for sale as her owners have purchased a late model Sweden 390 which they are now refitting.


ESCAPE is a beautiful Sweden Yachts 390 in only her third ownership since new. We bought her from Denmark in 2010 and she now for sale to allow the purchase of another Sweden Yacht. ESCAPE has been used only for family summer sailing, wintering ashore and undercover each year. She has been upgraded and maintained with an eye to detail and in our opinion is a superb example of this very high-quality Swedish cruising yacht.

It is said that the 390 is the jewel of the fleet, designed for safe, short-handed sailing with clean deck lines and a comfortable, efficient cockpit and ESCAPE has more than lived up to this through our ownership.


A yacht in the luxury range: Clean, elegant lines together with generous space on deck and below makes this yacht an excellent representative of the Sweden Yacht philosophy. The search for perfection in every detail is found in the quality of finish, the functional layout and the integrity of construction. The 390 is designed for safe shorthanded sailing with clean deck lines and a comfortable efficient cockpit. It offers you three separate cabins in addition to the main salon and has a large, luxurious "bathroom". Also a proper navigation station, well-functioning pantry and ample locker space throughout the boat.



RCD Status:
• We understand that the vessel is exempt from the European Union Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with the EU prior to June 1998.

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.
• Blue waterline stripe
• Blue antifouling
• Hull epoxy treated from new with a further two layers of International Gel Shield 200 professionally applied - 2003

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.
• 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.
• All main bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck using glassfibre and polyester.
• Teak laid deck and coachroof with additional teak laid cockpit sole and cockpit seating
• Teak decks overhauled - 2001

Keel & Rudder:
• Ballast standard draft fin keel is lead casting with antimony.
• Cast-in keel bolts are stainless steel.
• Lifting lug is fastened to the keelbolts.
• The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass, using rowing and mat, for maximum strength.
• The rudder stock is of stainless steel with three bearings; 2 ballbearings and one bronze bearing in the heel


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-40 3-cylinder 40hp diesel engine – fitted 2007
• Volvo MS130S-B saildrive gearbox - 2007
• Volvo single lever gear/throttle EVC system control
• Vetus stainless steel exhaust waterlock - 2017

Engine hours & Maintenance:
• Engine hours: approx 792 as of Summer 2019
• Engine last serviced: 2018
• Cruising speed: approx 6.5kn
• Maximum speed: approx 8kn

Propulsion & Steering:
• Max-Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller - 1996
• Chain & wire steering connection connected to autohelm.
• Edsen white powder-coated helm pedestal with large-diameter hide-covered stainless steel wheel – hide replaced 2018
• Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:
• 12VDC domestic systems with 220vAC from shorepower

Battery Banks:
• 1x 70amp 12v Engine start battery – 2017
• 4x 75amp 12v service batteries bank – 2017

Battery charger:
• Mastervolt Smart 40 automatic battery charger - 2003

• 115Amp engine-mounted alternator -2007

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection and associated cable

Other Electrical:
• 230vAC ring main with sockets internally
• Main AC/DC control panel with analogue voltmeter
• 12vDC socket at chart table


Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
• 12vDC pressurised water pump for supplying fresh water
• Hot water supply via engine calorifier and 230vAC immersion heater element in Iostherm 22 litre hot water tank powered by shorepower – heater element replaced 2002

Bilge Pumps:
• 12vDC electric bilge pump - 2015
• Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Grey & Black Water:
• Grey water discharged directly overboard via gravity or 12v pump out
• Blackwater discharged directly overboard or to holding tank


Fuel Tank:
• 150 litres in one stainless steel fuel tank
• Analogue fuel level gauges
• Stainless steel deck fillers for fuel tank

Fresh Water Tank:
• 380 litres in two stainless steel water tanks
• Analogue fuel level gauges
• Stainless steel deck fillers for fuel tank

Black water Holding Tank:
• 80 litres blackwater holding tank for heads


At helm:
• Raymarine C90W GPS chart plotter with Ryastar GPS antenna - 2011
• Raytheon ST7001 autopilot integrated to GPS - 2002
• Steering compass -2001

At companionway:
• Raymarine ST60 wind with upgraded R28170 transducer - 2005
• Raymarine ST60 depth - 2003
• Raymarine ST60 speed

At chart table:
• Raymarine ST60 multi repeater – 2006
• Phillips Navigator GPS
• Furuno radar display with close array scanner
• Garmin AIS transponder - 2015

• Navman VHF at chart table with second handset at helm - 2011


• ENO Gascogne stainless steel gimbaled 2-burner stove with oven - 2008
• Top-opening fridge/freezer box with Isotherm 12vDC compressor
• Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold pressurised water supply
• Manual salt water supply to galley

• Raritan manual marine heads
• Basins hot & cold water supply with shower attachment
• Cockpit shower

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher D5 Airtronic diesel-fired hot-air cabin heating with outlets throughout interior - 2007
• Dorade vents for accommodation cabins
• Opening deckhead hatches

Interior Lighting:
• 12vDC lights inset to deckhead with additional reading lights throughout

• Alpine CD radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit and Ipod input - 2009


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 8 berths in three double cabins plus saloon
• Interior joinery in Mahogany and satin varnished throughout
• Varnished teak soleboards with holly inlays – revarnished 2005
• Cream vinyl headlinings with cherry battening
• Blue cloth curtains
• Blue cloth upholstery in saloon – replaced 2013 with new foam and coverings
• Solid handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
• Corian countertops in galley

Description of layout from forwards:

Forward Cabin:
• Spacious double-berth utilizing full width of the cabin.
• Large sail stowage under berths, easily accessible via fold-up berth bottom boards.
• Shelves with dividers along hullsides to port and sb.
• Double hanging lockers, locker with shelves and drawers and a seat on port side, across from toilet
• cabin.

• Entire moulded compartment fitted between bulkheads.
• Two lockers with mirrored doors above wash
• basin unit.
• Two recessed mirrors in forward sections.
• Recess for toilet
• Shower drained by electric pump.
• Towel hangers.
• Door both to forward cabin and saloon.

• L-shaped settee on both sides (water tanks below).
• Stowage behind backrests.
• Table with fold-down wings and built-in bar in fixed mid section Drawers in aft end of table.
• Cabinets and bookshelves above sofas on both sides of saloon.
• Doors to forward cabin and toilet.

• L-shaped galley with Corian counter top.
• Large capacity icebox in GRP with Plexiglas dividers, drained to a separate sump.
• Drawer section, cuttingboard, dry food locker.
• Gas stove with two burners and oven.
• Double overhead cupboards.
• Waste basket and storage below sink.

Navigation Area:
• Large navigation table with stowage.
• Moulded, detachable instrument panel for electronic equipment on hinges for easy service access.
• Separate chart stowage space above instrument-panel.
• Adjustable navigation seat.

Aft Cabins:
• Starboard cabin with double berth and stowage under.
• Wet locker.
• Shelf with dividers along hullside.
• Port cabin with double bed, seat with stowage under, and a wide hanging locker.
• Stowage shelf with doors along hullside.
• Doors from main salon to each cabin.


• Selden Spars silver anodised aluminium alloy keel-stepped mast
• Masthead rig with two sets of in-line spreaders
• Selden gas-strut vang – spring replaced 2005
• Furlex genoa furler
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging including Selden rigging scews – replaced 2018
• Reefing lines replaced 2018
• Spinnaker halyard replaced 2017
• Dyneema genoa halyard replaced 2016
• Dyneema mainsail halyard replaced 2014
• Jib furling line replaced 2017
• Mainsail traveller lines replaced and jammers repositioned - 2014
• Stainless steel wire backstay with mechanical tension adjuster
• Babystay
• Checkstays
• Alloy rigging covers for shroud bases
• Lazyjacks
• Rutgerson ball-bearing batten-car system for mainsail
• Selden genoa tracks plus jib tracks on coachroof
• Removable inner forestay for storm jib
• Spinnaker track on mast with associated equipment
• Aluminium spinnaker poles

• 2x Lewmar 52ST 2-speed self-tailing manual primary winches
• 2x Lewmar 43ST 2-speed manual halyard/control line winches
• 2x Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing manual spinnaker winches
• 1x mast-mounted reefing winch

• Hyde Sails Dacron fully-battened mainsail with single-line reefing and 3 reefs – 2016
• Hood Vektron 115% furling genoa – good condition - 2001
• Storm jib (hanked) for inner forestay - good condition
• I= 16.2m, J=4.8m, P=14.9m, E=4.25m

• Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with twin stainless steel wire guardwires and sideboarding
• gates
• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
• Teak grabrails on main superstructure coachroof
• Teak cockpit table - 2016
• Stainless steel folding ladder at transom
• Dorade pulpits on coachroof
• Teak outboard bracket
• Stainless steel transom pole for radar scanner

Canvas and Covers:
• Blue canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame and hide-covered grabrail - 2015
• Mainsail cover - 2001
• Canvas cockpit tent zipping to sprayhood - 2005
• Cockpit cushions – replaced 2013

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Lewmar Concept 1 1,000w 12v anchor windlass - 2001
• Delta anchor with 40m chain (chain replaced 2001)
• Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers
• Mid-cleats for mooring
• Warps and fenders


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Seago 6-man cannister liferaft – new 2016
• Horseshoe buoy
• MOB recovery sling
• Fire extinguishers – replaced 2011

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

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