Sunday, September 11, 2011

Design 2110 - Swan 65

Sayulla II

This beautiful production yacht was introduced in 1971. She is a true blue water boat. 41 units were built during the production run that ended in 1989. The boat was available with either a sloop or ketch rig.

Perhaps no example proved the seaworthy merit of the design as well as Sayulla II, a standard production unit that entered the 1973 Whitbread, Round the World Race in 1973, and at the completion of leg 4 for a total of 27,570 miles was declared the winner on corrected time.

Here are some designer's comments by Olin Stephens.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-11"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 16'-4"
Draft 9'-3"
Displacement 56,371 lbs
Ballast 25,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,554 sq ft


  1. More information about Swan 65 can also be found in

  2. Hi, I'm navigating Eve, her sister in the Sydney to Hobart this year. Do you have a set of polars for this hull? Cheers, Rob (