The Sparkman and Stephens Nautor’s Swan 48 is an iconic sailing yacht that is practical for family sailing and which has the size for blue water sailing. She is also perfect for regatta sailing if you wish and will look stunning in any environment. Of course she is not a new yacht, she first launched in 1972, so ownership of a special yacht like this can be an expensive business. However, AMADEA has been thoroughly improved and updated in this ownership including a new teak deck, osmosis treatment, recent engine and updated systems. In doing these works the soul of AMADEA has been retained. She is now ready for 21st century sailing and head turning in spades.
AMADEA has been our beautiful lady during the past years, always bringing us in style to the next marina or anchorage. While we have enjoyed sailing her mostly along the coast in Finland and in the sheltered waters of the Finnish archipelago, she has experienced also some rough conditions in the Bay of Biscay and stormy winds in the Baltic Sea. Needless to say, AMADEA has always been stable and reliable in such conditions, with her robustness and shape of hull providing safety and superior comfort compared to more modern designs. It has always provided such comfort of mind to know that she will be able stand any conditions that her crew will, and much more. No wonder that Carlos Ramon originally chose the Swan 48 for participating in the first ever circumnavigating ocean race (which he then won with the Swan 65 SAYULA II).
AMADEA has spent the winters in Kokkola, Finland, close to the Nautor yard and her “birthplace”. There she has been taken care of by professionals with the true understanding about the Swan heritage and unrivalled expertise in maintaining these yachts, especially more demanding tasks such as replacing of the teak deck, strengthening of structures and servicing of the rudder. Sailing the 400 nautical miles between Helsinki and Kokkola each spring and autumn has been enjoyable with a couple of days sailing off the coast, typically almost alone on the sea after passing the archipelago and heading north towards Kokkola, which is on the 63rd degree north. Once we were even able to grill on charcoal whilst sailing with the gennaker towards the sunset on the Bay of Bothnia. Most importantly, we have been able to use AMADEA as the place for the family to spend wonderful times together during summer weeks.