Charter a Swan 51 with skipperSold 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€|
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
- Gasoline and gas
- Mooring fees
- Security and rain gear
- Travel to and from the boat
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).
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)
- Sailing gloves
- 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′|
Layout and interior
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.
s/y Eira navigation and safety equipment.
Saloon and dining area
SOC provides a chance to go sailing one of the legends of the seas, on the Nautor's Swan 51 s/y Eira bluewater yacht. We offer packages and taylormade sailing opportunities for companies and individuals onboard s/y Eira.
Eira is a fast powerful ocean cruiser/racer that has done 26 Atlantic crossings, six under the current ownership. She is exactly what it says on the tin and feeling her throw her weight around under your precise command behind the wheel is something every sailor and landlubber to become sailor should feel at least once. With her gracious interior and welcoming cabins she makes a perfect home for a longer stay, let alone a weekend out with good company that all feel hungry for that "little more".
Professionally run and with the guidance of a captain that has sailed more than 60 000 sea miles with her you can be assure to get all your questions answered and a helping hand on what ever your task is onboard. The crew usually consists of different nationalities which gives a nice international touch to the operation. We are proud to offer you a place onboard and are ready to answer all your questions pre-travel as well as welcome you to visit us at our homeport in Helsinki to get a first glimpse what its all about.