SMARAGD, SWE 209
SWE209 Johanna was bought new from the factory in 1991. That was right before Hanne's and my first son was born. Four years later his sister joined in. Both of them were raised onboard practically from birth – with no guardrail, lifewests as a second skin, rice cakes, clean seas and lovely island adventures. In 2001 our boat was sold to a great friend in Norway. In 2017 I could not hold back any longer and bought her back. Johanna then went through a comprehensive update (described in our blog) with the idea that my children one day could continue to sail on the very same boat on which their sailing bonanza was born.
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The Smaragd was designed back in 1973 by Lennart Sterner and it was being built in Sweden up until 1995. It is a classical archipelago cruiser with long and sleek lines. The Smaragd has a loyal fan club and an active sailing and racing community with devoted owners. There are no warm water showers, no skipper cabins, walk in closets – just a fast, low racer and a killer boat sailing upwind. Images from the Swedish Smaragd Federation's website.
Type: Sailboat Smaragd
Length: 10,50 meter (34 feet)
Width: 2,2 meter
Beam: 2,25 m
Draft: 1,70 m
Displacement: 3300 Kg
RIGG AND SAILS:Benns conical aluminium mast. Boom with double reef system. Mainsail, furling jib, code one, spinnaker and a storm jib.
Drive: Torqeedo Cruise Pod Drive 4.0
Batteries: 2 Torqeedo Power 26-104 Lithium
Charger: 2 Fast chargers 1700 W and solar panel 50W
See first installation video
See first installation picts
Raymarine instruments (backed up with paper charts)
Silva analog compass
Led navigation lights and anchor lights
REAL TIME UPDATES
Showing the remaining range, waypoints, time of arrival, eco-logging and trip- logging.
THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
This is all we need for running and charging. turn on or off, pull forward or backwards. The smart software is doing the rest.
Two of these Lithium power babies will be running the show aboard: The drive, fridge, lights, navigation instruments, lanterns, laptops, smartphones and possibly music...
Our toxic free coating, the brushes and our test results will be described here.
We're sailing with safety equipment according to the 2018-2019 World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 6.01. Skipper onboard holds a Yacht Master, Coastal Certificate and World Sailing Offshore Safety Certificate (Read more about safety training here)
Automatic Information System (AIS)
Life raft (4 persons)
Lifejackets with AIS MOB units
Jacklines and clipping points
Passive radar reflector