Price Reduction – 2003 Sweden Yachts 45


Grabau International is delighted to announce the price reduction of the VERY special 2003 Sweden Yachts 45 ‘CHRISTINA’.

Comprehensively refitted, upgraded and updated Sweden Yachts 45 with carbon Park Avenue boom, new decks, new paint, new electronics and so on. Add up the cost of recent works, take away the hassle factor CHRISTINA is arguably one of the best value SY45’s out there.


CHRISTINA is a VERY special one-owner example of the popular Sweden Yachts 45 aft cockpit performance cruiser. Launched in 2003 as hull no.38 she was lightly cruised in the Med in her early years before heading up to Finland to lead an extremely sheltered life in recent years, being kept ashore and rig-out in a heated storage shed for 10 months of each year. Refitted, updated and upgraded with no regard to cost, she is without doubt one of the best Sweden Yachts 45’s we have ever had the pleasure to offer.

Her specification highlights include:-
• 3-cabin, 2-head layout
• Fin-keel option
• Carbon Park Avenue boom
• Repainted rig
• Conversion to rod rigging
• Electric primary winches
• North Sails cruising and racing wardrobes
• Removable bowsprit
• Upgraded Harken deck gear
• 24vDC domestic system with gel batteries
• 4-bladed folding prop
• Bowthruster
• Twin alternators and gel batteries
• Eberspacher diesel heating system
• Watermaker
• Sprung mattress in master cabin
• Fridge and fridge/freezer
• Holding tank
• Complete recent Raymarine instrument package
• Carbon passarelle
• Tender and outboard

CHRISTINA is now offered for sale simply as her owners are now struggling to find enough time to use her.


Hatched in 2003, this highly popular model is presented in immaculate condition with no expenses spared. Her inventory includes extensive sail wardrobe for both cruising and racing

For the last 7 years the boat has been kept 10 months / year in a heated boat shed and has been continuously upgraded and maintained to the highest level at the YBY yard in Finland.

Recent Refit works include:
• 2009 – New carbon fibre Parkavenue boom by Offshore Spars, New NAVTEC Vang
• 2011 – New Teak deck, All blocks changed to Harken
• 2012- Replaced all standing rigging from wire to rod
• 2014 -Complete new paint job of hull, deck and rig in Awlgrip white, New custom made gooseneck in
• stainless steel, Custom-made removable bowsprit, New LED-type Navlights, New electric toilet in fwd
• head. Complete new set of new Lewmar hatches and windows. New Harken Genoa tracks and cars,
• New running backstay in aramid, Revarnished all floorboards. New elkhide on wheel, spinnaker boom
• and spreader tips
• 2015 – New Harken headsail furling system, Complete new Raymarine package including all instruments
• (60i/70i), 2 chart plotters, 4 repeaters on mast, digital radardome. Complete set of new batteries, All new canvas works (Sprayhood, Sailcover, Awning)
• 2016- New running rigging by Gottifredi Maffioli withTylaska shackles
• 2017 – New sliding hatch and washboard at companionway


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.

** Note ** photos taken at the end of 2017.

Sweden Yachts 45 – Christina – now just Euro 375k VAT paid– 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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