2003 Sweden Yachts 45 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 2003  Sweden Yachts 45 ‘CALASH’.

With just two owners since new, this VERY special example of the popular Sweden Yachts 45 aft cockpit performance cruiser was first launched in 2003 as hull no.38. In her first ownership, she was lightly cruised in the Med in her early years before heading up to Finland to lead an extremely sheltered life, being kept ashore and rig-out in a heated storage shed for 10 months of each year. During this first ownership, the yacht was refitted, updated, and upgraded with no regard to cost. Sold by Grabau International to her previous owner in 2019, this program of cost-no-object update continued as her owner prepared her for a planned bluewater adventure to Australia/New Zealand, with numerous updates made to ensure that she would provide a fast, safe and comfortable home for the owner and his young family as they crossed oceans.

Her specification highlights include:-

  • 3-cabin, 2-head layout
  • Fin-keel option
  • Carbon Park Avenue boom
  • Repainted rig
  • Conversion to rod rigging
  • North Sails sail wardrobe
  • Removable bowsprit with furling code and gennaker sails
  • Overlapping genoa and self-tacking jib tracks with both genoa and jib supplied
  • Upgraded Harken deck gear
  • 24vDC domestic system
  • 3-bladed folding prop with Prop-Speed treatment
  • Bowthruster
  • Twin alternators and recently installed (2021) battery banks
  • 220vAC/110vAC isolation transformer for variable shorepower anywhere in the world
  • 2x 150w 24vDC solar panels
  • Duogen wind/hydro generator
  • Eberspacher diesel heating system
  • Schenker 24vDC watermaker
  • Sprung mattress in master cabin
  • Fridge and fridge/freezer
  • Holding tank
  • Complete recent Raymarine instrument package with radar, plotter, autopilot computer, AIS and VHF
  • Sailor Fleet One sat-coms, Red Box WiFi and mobile network connections
  • Tender and outboard


Whenever we design a new yacht, we always strive to achieve the best possible sailing characteristics for a boat of that particular size. In this way, the Sweden Yachts 45 carries on and embellishes the proud heritage of Sweden Yachts. Every detail, from the shape of the hull to the design of the rig, works together as a harmonious whole, creating an unmatched yacht for serious sailing. Sail and rig handling have been simplified to minimise effort and add more pleasure to the whole sailing experience. The cockpit is ergonomically designed, giving the helmsman a relaxed, well-balanced environment even under really tough conditions in open sea, hard weather sailing.

The Sweden Yachts 45 is a fast yacht, very fast. The design team, Peter Norlin and Jens Östman, set out to create the most exciting 45-footer ever built. And owners agree that they have succeeded. “Sailing a Sweden Yachts 45 makes you feel good” is a frequent comment from owners and the lucky yachtsmen who have been invited on board for a test cruise. So it is no coincidence that the Sweden Yachts 45 was elected “Sailboat of the Year 2000” by the international yachting magazine SAIL.

It is hard to let go. Once you have taken the helm and set out on your first cruise in a Sweden Yachts 45, you will feel that your dreams have come true. The yacht behaves just as well on short, active racing tacks  as it does cruising downwind on a sunny afternoon. The self-tacking jib is a great advantage, especially when short tacking under fresh, upwind conditions.

The cockpit is designed for maximum efficiency and comfort, both under sail and in harbour. The helm and the winches are positioned for exact operation with minimum effort. Wherever you sit in the cockpit, you are always comfortable. And you are seated on smooth-surfaced, top quality, hand-picked teak from sources who guarantee that the wood is grown under the control of environmental authorities. The whole cockpit layout is the result of constant development work, based on years of sailing experience, making it as near perfect as possible.

When you enter the spacious interior of a Sweden Yachts 45, you will understand the meaning of world-class joinery. Light or slightly darker mahogany, or other fine woods like teak and cherrywood are crafted into a complete interior. With inlaid woodwork details accentuating the whole effect. Superior craftsmanship is the keynote throughout. Every piece of wood is oil varnished five times before being fitted together into modules. The floorboards are carefully insulated to eliminate the slightest creaking. Upholstery is specified by the yacht owner, in a Scandinavian design concept based on the principle that “less is more”. The whole atmosphere is one of Nordic Light, the same magic light captured by Scandinavian painters at Skagen, Denmark, at the end of the 19th century. In short, the interior of a Sweden Yachts 45 is tailored to perfection, right down to the last detail.

A Sweden Yachts 45 is primarily built for sailing, but it is also a yacht for luxurious living afloat. Functionality and comfort rule the quarters below deck. The yacht is really spacious, with a roomy saloon for entertaining, three double cabins and two generous head compartments with shower. There is locker and stowage space aplenty, and space prepared for several custom-made glass and drinks cabinets. The galley itself would shame many a modern apartment for design, equipment and convenience. Everything, in fact, is planned and crafted to bring extra comfort and pleasure to your leisure on board the Sweden Yachts 45.

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Baltic Yachts 50 – full details here

X-Yachts X-50 – full details here

Nautor Swan 48 – full details here

X-Yachts X-46 – full details here

X-Yachts X-43 – full details here

Arcona 430 – full details here

Oyster 42 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high-quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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