The new J Class Yacht Svea was launched in January 2017 to an original hull linesplan of Thore Holm made in 1937. Fast forward, this spectacular new J took 80 years to finally touch the water and is one of the most promising new J-Class Yachts built to date. Svea is by many regarded as one of the most beautiful J’s and potentially one of the fastest one’s.
Hoek Design redesigned her linesplan, did all exterior styling, naval architecture work and performance optimization. Her construction, decklayout and sailplan were optimized for racing, incorporating many new features.
The interior design was done by the late Pieter Beeldsnijder in cooperation with Hoek Design. Interior decoration was done by deVosdeVries. She was built at Vitters Shipyards with help from Claasen Shipyards who initially started the project. Hull construction was by Bloemsma in the Netherlands who previously built three other aluminium J Class hulls. Van Ineveld & Co acted as owners representatives.
Svea will participate in the 2017 J-Class races of the America’s Cup in Bermuda and J Class Worlds in Newport.