Charter a Swan 51 with skipper

by Southern Ocean Co.

From: 3000,00  /2 days

In the Northern Baltic lies a cruising ground not well known to the average ”yachtie”, a cluster of thousand of islands and islets, hidden under ice during the winter months but revealed by the spring sun and offering the most astonishing sailing ground in the summer. This area is stretching all the way from Finland, the Åland Islands and across the Swedish border. This great archipelago offers an incredible variation of scenery and cultural experiences for different tastes, from medieval churches to slow food, from solitaire islands to small coastal communities and towns to fishing safaris and of course interesting sailing around islands and narrow channels and sounds. The best time to go is beginning of June to end of August but with modern equipment you can easily extend the season until beginning of October and start as early as beginning of May.

The boat offers comfortable accommodation for six people but can take up to eight crew if necessary. She always comes with a skipper to guide you through the challenges of running a boat in these waters as well as functioning as an excellent cicerone with a forty years experience of the archipelago.

If you fancy doing a more extensive trip we can easily tailor something to tick of a vaster wish list. Let us help you with your planning and make it a journey to remember.


2 days (minimum) 3000€
3 days 4000€
Week 6800€

The prices for the additional services can be found on the order form (below)

The price includes:

  • Sailing on-board Swan 51 hull nr 009
  • Skipper
  • Gasoline and gas
  • Mooring fees
  • Insurance
  • Security and rain gear

Not included:

  • Provisioning
  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Number of guests

    The max number of guests on s/y Eira is 8

    Additional services

    • 300 €
    • 200 €
    • 350 €

    One-way sail.

    It is possible to sail one-way to major marinas.

    Choose your destination post if want to sail just one way. The price does not include the return trip to Helsinki.

    • 500 €
    • 500 €
    • 500 €
    • 700 €
    • 900 €

    Special requests

    Pre-order your provisioning.

    At request, we can handle all provisioning in advance according to your wishes. If you want this service, please upload your shopping list below. You will be charged separately when you arrive at the boat.

    Upload your shopping list here (pdf, Excel or Word file).

    • (max file size 100 MB)

Information for participants

Departure and return

The default departure and return port is Helsinki, Valkosaari (see map below).

If you prefer to sail one way, you can do so with a small surcharge. Suitable destination ports with recommended minimum charter times for comfortable inshore cruising are: Kotka (Eastern Gulf of Finland, 3 days), Tallinn (Estonia, 2 days), Turku (Archipelago Sea, 4 days), Mariehamn (Åland Islands, 5 days) and Stockholm (Sweden, 6 days).


Personal equipment

The weather in Finland is very variable. You should be equally prepared for sun and warm weather as well as for rain and wind.  For weather statistics in Finland, see this page.

  • Warm clothes. Layered clothing is recommended, fleece and windproof jacket is the minimum (s/y Eira has rain gear available for our customers but if you have your own, you are most welcome  to bring those)
  • Headgear
  • Sailing gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Marina dress code in Finland is very casual so no need to bring formal dress
  • Your personal gear should be packed in a soft canvas bag

s/y Eira supplies safety gear.

Sebastian, s/y Eira skipper, welcomes you on-board!

I’m very proud to offer this sailing opportunity as I’m convinced you will appreciate our lovely pedigree Swan as well as the astonishingly beautiful cruising ground in the Northern Baltic. This area is very close to our chest and we possess a thorough knowledge of the place and are ready to share it with you in our easygoing and relaxed way. We hope to be seeing you soon!

Information about Nautor’s Swan 51 s/y Eira

Eira is a 51 foot performance cruiser built by the famous Nautor shipyard in Pietarsaari, Finland. Designed by German Frers and launched in 1981, she is an icon of her era.

Length overall 15.62m / 51.25′
Beam 4.49m / 14.73′
Draft 2.70m / 8.9′
Displacement 18,000kg
Fuel 384l
Water 700l
Engine Perkins 82HP

Layout and interior

s/y Eira cabin layout

s/y Eira has 4 comfortable 2-person cabins. The aft cabin can fit 3 persons if needed. Bunks nr 1, 3 and 5 are top bunks.

Swan 51 Eira aft cabin

Aft cabin

Navigation and sefety equipment

s/y Eira navigation and safety equipment.

s/y Eira saloon

Saloon and dining area

s/y Eira galley

Galley area