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S55 Danish sloop

  • Designer: M.S.J. Hansen
  • Builder: Copenhagen Naval Yard
  • Year: 1938
  • Location Mallorca
  • Length on deck: 33'4"
  • Beam: 10'3"
  • Draft: 5'2"


REF: 5511

Full Specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this s55 Danish sloop 

One of four boats built to this design by the shipwrights at the Naval yard in Copenhagen.  They are known as the S55 because of the sail area of 55sqm.  Typical Scandinavian design often known as a spitzgatter with long keel and that trademark stern.  The rudder, in the Colin archer way, is hung on the stern and is shaped accordingly.

This boat has had a thorough refit with the present owners in 2011 and has been cruising the Balearic Islands ever since.  She will be found in superb condition and is ready to cruise this season.

S55 Danish sloop




Planked in 1.5” Nordic pine dump fastened to sawn oak frames.  Copper fastened steamed intermediate timbers.


Iron strap floors and keel bolts replaced 2011.  4.5 ton external lead keel.


Decks and cockpit

Solid yacht laid teak deck, screw fastened to oak deck beams.  Caulked and payed with butyl rubber.  Varnished king plank and cover boards.


Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts.  Lockers under the thwarts




Low coachroof with varnished teak coamings.  Coamings extend fore and aft of the coachroof.




Stem head bermudan sloop rig on keel stepped varnished mast with varnished roller reefing boom.


Stainless steel standing rigging to s/s rigging screws and internal chainplates.


Sails as new.





Nanni  4cyl diesel, 43hp, completely overhauled in 2011.


Stainless shaft to 3 blade bronze propeller.  New stern gland.



2 AGM domestic batteries with total 400ah capacity.  Single start battery.


High capacity charging system from engine alternator or shore power.


Whole boat completely re-wired.


120l stainless fuel tank






4 berths total.  V-berths in the forecabin with a sea toilet between.

Two settee berths in the saloon.



Forward facing chart desk in aft starboard corner.  Galley in aft port


Centreline drop leaf teak table.


Plenty of storage above and beneath the berths.



Sea toilet between the forward V-berths



Single stainless steel sink and single gas ring burner.   Hand pumped fresh water





Steering compass

Simrad log, sounder and wind gauge



LED navigation lights


Full life saving equipment including flares and liferaft


Heavy cast iron hand windlass

130’ chain with 24kg CQR

Kedge anchor


Mooring lines

Wind scoops

Cockpit cover

Deck shower

Swim ladder/gangway



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

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