Vitters Shipyard is pleased to announce the continuation of the construction of the renowned J-Class project, Svea. This magnificent 43.60 metre sailing yacht, with naval architecture and exterior styling by Hoek Design Naval Architects, is the first J-Class from Vitters Shipyard.
The hull is the longest of the current Js, with an overall length of 43.60 metre, she is constructed in aluminium with an integrated traditional long keel. Svea’s hull construction is based on longitudinals on web frames, with high tensile frames and Alustar hull plating. Research by the Hoek Design office suggests that the design of J-S1 will be very capable, especially upwind.
Hoek Design redesigned the lines plan, strength and construction plans, using the original drawings by Thore Holm from 1937 as the basis. Today’s design is based on an aluminium hull and a 53.75 metre carbon fibre main mast. J-S1, Svea will be one of the longest yacht construction projects with a design which began in 1937, more than 75 years ago.