2003 Sweden Yachts 42

SEK  2.206.974
St.Helier, Jersey
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One owner, well maintained

Enkel / diesel
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St.Helier, Jersey
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£ 185.000 Skatt/moms ej betald (SEK  2.206.974) 

Fantastic single owner example of the highly desirable Sweden Yachts 42 aft cockpit cruising yacht. Presented in great condition inside and out and boasting a hugely versatile 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout.




With just one caring owner since new, LA DEFIANCE has been very lightly used and aside from her original delivery trip from Sweden following her launch in May 2003, she has never left local waters.  


LA DEFIANCE has proven to be the perfect short-handed cruising yacht with an effortless rig, comfortable interior and great seakeeping. Much updated in recent seasons, her specification highlights include:-

  • 3-cabin, 2-head layout
  • Wing-keel option
  • Upgraded size winch package including Andersen electric winches
  • North Sails Norlam and Spectra sails
  • North Sails including furling gennaker
  • Self-tacking headsail
  • Fully-battened mainsail with SDS battencars, single-line reefing, lazyjacks and stackpack
  • 24vDC domestic system
  • Maxprop feathering prop
  • Bowthruster
  • Twin alternators and gel batteries
  • Eberspacher diesel heating system
  • Sprung mattress in master cabin
  • Fridge and fridge/freezer
  • Holding tank
  • Upgraded radar & plotters


LA DEFIANCE is now offered for sale as her owners wish to move to a new motor yacht.




LA DEFIANCE has had by most standards fairly light use, I think we have only been caught out in a F6-7 twice. Apart from the delivery trip, she has been day sailed in the Channel Islands and on the North and South Brittany coasts. She has been raced on four occasions, three times in our local inter-Island race, when I was a flag officer for our Club and I felt I needed to attend, the other time was a fun race which my company used to sponsor, the wind did not go above a F3 on any race. Although I raced my previous two boats, I promised my wife I would give up when we bought this one, which has been our “country cottage”.




The 42 being the latest design in our new line of yachts is aimed for the experienced yachtsmen with the taste for a fine yacht. The further development of building methods makes it possible for us to offer a yacht of exceptional quality of build at a very competitive price. Those familiar with how we have designed and built yachts over the years will quickly find a number of very interesting developments. Woodwork is at an even higher level of finish and refinement. Deck design is as far away from the “gorilla lay-out” of the past that one can imagine. Self-tacking jib and large mainsail sheeted on the coachroof, all controls at easy reach close to the helmsman, and a free uncluttered cockpit takes all the efforts out of sailing and making all family members at ease.


Yet the 42 has a racing pedigree! Large sail area, high ballast ratio, and hydrodynamic like few other boats makes her a winner in any weekend outward or homeward ‘race’ among friends. Maneuverability and engine thrust makes any harbour visit a temptation to ‘show off’, but of course you never do such a thing…

Jens Ostmann, Designer.


To comment the design of Sweden Yachts 42, I will start with the three most important characteristics that I want to characterize the yacht.


Sweden Yachts 42 is designed to be a high performance easy-handled yacht, look beautiful and smart, and be perfectly balanced.


The sheer line (important as this line is the first line you see) is drawn, regarding bow height, stern height and horizontal curve to give a good balance between the fore ship (bow) and the stern of the yacht, both when lying at the dock and when sailing. The section above the waterline is chosen to create performance and style.


The steep bow together with the fine entry bow lines give low wave resistance. This and the fore ship under the waterline, are shaped regarding the prismatic coefficient and sections, to give soft sailing when tacking to windward in normal and heavy sea.


The lines of the aft ship combines good hydrodynamics, with an impression that the yacht is coming out of the water, to make it look light and nice in the water.


A lot of effort, calculations and experience has gone into the balance (weather helm) of the yacht, where shape of hull, in combination with centre of effort from sail plan and lateral plan is taken into consideration.

The keel is shaped to have low centre of gravity to give good stability. The plan form and sections are chosen to give high side force.


The rudder size, plan form and sections are chosen to create great angle of incidence (before stalling), high side force and low resistance when zero lift. The rudder shall also give a nice (balanced) feedback to the helmsman.


Sweden Yachts 42 has a high aspect fractional sail plan, with a self-tacking jib for easy handling. The size of the sail plan in combination with the stability of the boat allows for a wide wind range of sailing. With a 115% jib the boat has an excellent performance in moderate to medium wind conditions.

It’s a great pleasure to design yachts for Sweden Yachts, as they build yachts to the highest quality.

Peter Norlin, Naval Architect.




RCD Status:

  • The yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean, with “Det Norske Veritas” as the Notified Body.


Hull Construction:

  • End grain balsa core sandwich using fibreglass mat and rowing on both sides, gives a light, rigid and well insulated hull.
  • Balsa core is used from toe rail to below water line.
  • Solid laminate is used in high stress areas around keel, mast foot and in the joint between the hull-halves.
  • Bottom reinforcements are longitudinal and transversal solid laminate design.
  • Hull epoxy treated from new
  • The hull and deck is bonded together using polyester filler. The toe rail is then bolted through deck and hull flange, using a special sealing material.
  • Sweden Yachts designed and specially developed steel beam chain plate system, allowing heavy loads to be taken by bulkheads, without the need for additional internal reinforcements.
  • Volvo Penta original glass fibre bed, moulded integrally with the bottom reinforcement and filled with heavy ballast for maximum stability.


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • End grain balsa core sandwich with moulded fibreglass on both sides.
  • Stress areas where winches and major deck fittings are fixed, are reinforced by replacing the balsa core with plywood, or by using backing plates or large diameter washers depending on type of fitting.
  • Teak deck is laid from 12mm first class teak ribs bonded to the deck with polyurethane, and secured by stainless steel screws.
  • Expansion joints sealed with special silicone.
  • Teak in the cockpit.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Lower draft wing keel option (approx. 30cm lower draft than deep fin option)
  • Ballast keel is lead casting with antimony.
  • Cast-in keel bolts are stainless steel.
  • Lifting lug is fastened to the keel bolts.
  • The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass, using roving and mat, for maximum strength.
  • The rudder stock is of stainless steel with two Jefa roller bearings.




Engine & gearbox:

  • Volvo Penta D2-55, 4 cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55 HP (41kw)
  • Volvo MS130S Saildrive gearbox
  • Saildrive diaphragm replaced Spring 2017
  • Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.
  • Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
  • Engine housing lifts on gas struts, with interior joinery finish, well insulated with pvc covered foam insulation to prevent oil spillage to impinge foam.



Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: Estimated 850 hours as of October 2017
  • Date of last engine service: Engine serviced annually with major overhaul Spring 2017
  • Cruising speed – approx. 7.0 knots @ 2,100 rpm
  • Max speed – approx. 8.0 knots @ 2,500 rpm


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Lewmar pedestal steering with wheel, brake, stainless steel link arm and MarinePod instrument pod.
  • ‘Destroyer’ large diameter 54“ elkhide covered stainless steel wheel
  • Volvo Penta single controller and instrument panel in cockpit.
  • Maxprop 3-bladed feathering propeller
  • MAX Power Series 80 24vDC bowthruster with control at helm pedestal.
  • Emergency steering gear




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12vDC 85Ah Gel engine start battery - 2016
  • 4x 12vDC 140Ah Gel Exide domestic batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 280Ah @ 24vDC


Charging / Inverter:

  • Mastervolt 24/50-2 50A battery charger for domestic batteries – 2015
  • Sterling 3A trickle charger for engine start battery – 2017
  • Mastervolt MASS charger controller at chart table



  • 50A 12vDC alternator on engine to charge start battery
  • Mastervolt 95A 24vDC alternator on engine to charge service battery bank


Other Electrical:

  • Alfatronix 24/12v voltage converters
  • Mastervolt galvanic isolator for shorepower connection
  • Shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior
  • 12v sockets at chart table
  • Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.




Fresh Water:

  • 24vDC pressure system with Shurflo pump and accumulator tank – replaced 2014
  • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with 40 litre calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power
  • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower at stern platform
  • Manual fresh water supply at galley


Salt Water:

  • Manual salt water supply to galley via foot pump


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • High capacity electric bilge pump with manual override at DC panel
  • 2x 24vDC shower drain pumps


Gas System:

  • Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit with space 2x 3kgs gas bottles.
  • Flexible piping replaced 2017
  • Solenoid valve at galley


Other Plumbing:

  • All drains through hull with ball valve seacocks.
  • Through bottom fittings and other piping fittings are brass.
  • Double hose clamps on all through hull points.
  • Hoses are of reinforced flexible PVC polyethylene





  • 280 litres diesel capacity in 1x stainless steel located under startboard aft berth with inspection hatch, filled from deck and ventilated from transom.
  • Note – port water tank can be converted to fuel to create further 280l fuel capacity
  • Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table


Fresh Water:

  • 705 litres fresh water capacity in 3x stainless steel tanks located under port aft berth (280 litres), dinette settee (240 litres) and forward bunk (185 litres) with inspection hatches, filled from deck and ventilated
  • Analogue water tank gauges at chart table


Holding Tanks:

  • Stainless steel black water holding tanks servicing forward and aft heads (approx. 62 litres each).
  • Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point.




On Deck:

  • Raymarine E95 colour chart plotter radar display - 2014
  • Raymarine ST6001 Smart Pilot autopilot control with T2 linear drive
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, depth, speed/log and electronic compass displays
  • Suunto lit steering compass at helm pedestal


At Chart Table:

  • Raymarine E97 colour radar chart plotter – 2014
  • Navionics cartography for Western Europe
  • Raymarine ST60 multi-repeater display
  • Closed array radar scanner side-mounted to mast - 2014
  • Raymarine Raystar GPS receiver
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B AIS transponder - 2014


Communications Equipment:

  • Raymarine E260 (black box) DSC VHF with second handset at helm pedestal
  • Raymarine VHF speaker in cockpit
  • Raymarine hailer/foghorn - 2014
  • Metisair WIFI router





  • Smev twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
  • Manual fresh and salt water supplied
  • Smev 3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven and grill
  • 160 litre top-opening fridge/freezer with Iostherm control and 24vDC compressor
  • Isotherm second front opening (65 litre) fridge with icebox and 24vDC compressor - 2013



  • Manual Jabsco heads in both heads compartments
  • Heads showers with automatic temperature control and electric pump out


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher 4kw diesel-fired hot air heating system with outlets in all cabins, saloon and heads.
  • Ventilation consisting of opening skylights, dorade and opening portlights
  • Engine space air extraction outlet into cockpit
  • Dorade ventilators


  • Ample overhead lights chromed bulkhead reading lights at settees and berths (LED in saloon)



  • Kenwood Marine FM/AM radio with Bluetooth iPad interface and USB connection
  • Speakers in saloon and in cockpit at companionway



  • Sentinal monitoring system, requires mobile phone sim card, Monitors boat position, can also monitor bilge water level and boat entry ( Sensors with boat but never installed)



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Aft cockpit layout with seven full length berths in three double cabins plus one further saloon settee berth. Forward and aft day heads with showers.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected mahogany is used in all bulkheads and major joinery.
  • Specially selected solid mahogany in frames and doors.
  • Marine grade lauvan in bottoms, shelves etc where not visible.
  • All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester.
  • Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl.
  • Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.
  • Cabin sole teak with inlaid light wood stripes.
  • All mahogany is varnished with oil varnish in satin finish. Cabin sole teak is varnished.
  • All hanging lockers equipped with aluminium tube with hooks and lights.
  • Locker doors have snap locks and are hinged with chromed brass hinges.
  • Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery.
  • Blue fabric upholstery in saloon
  • Yellow/Blue uphsolstery in accommodation cabins
  • Blue Alcantara upholstery for chart seat
  • Aft guest cabins – Lee cloths between berths
  • Oceanair deckhead blinds and pleated blinds for side ports with roller blinds in aft cabin


Description of Accommodation from Forward:


Forward Heads:

  • Moulded bottom section drained by electric pump and moulded upper section.
  • Separate shower stall with curtain.
  • Teak shower grating.
  • Stainless steel wash basin.
  • Toilet with waste tank.
  • Lockers above toilet and wash basin.


Master Cabin:

  • Double berth to port
  • Large draw under berth and storage cupboards at eye level above berth
  • Mattress upgraded to fully sprung
  • Starboard 2 x wardrobes with dressing table unit, containing 3 x drawers, floor level cupboard and cupboards above
  • Large locker in bilge


Main Saloon:

  • Dinette arrangement with table on port side. Bottle storage under table.
  • Starboard side has cupboards above and below, with half size chart drawer, drawers and navigation station.


Chart Table:

  • Large chart table, with opening desk for storage of instruments, laptop etc.
  • Adjustable navigators seat with cupboard alongside
  • Surface area for mounting of chart plotter radios etc.
  • Drawer unit with 3 x drawers and cupboard at floor level
  • Large dedicated cupboard for storage of glasses (can
  • easily be adapted)
  • Large chart drawer
  • Floor level cupboard



  • U-shaped galley.
  • Corian counter top.
  • Drawer section.
  • Cutting board.
  • Gas stove with three burners and oven. Storage cupboard under
  • Double overhead and below cupboards, fitted.
  • Waste basket and storage below sink.
  • Top and front opening fridge/freezers


Aft Heads:

  • Moulded compartment fitted between bulkheads.
  • Two lockers with mirrored doors above wash basin unit.
  • Fitted mirror in forward sections.
  • Recess for toilet.
  • Corian shower grating.
  • Shower drained by electric pump.
  • Door to main cabin.


Aft Cabins:

  • Equal aft cabins with double berths.
  • Hanging lockers with seat.
  • Cabinet above bed along hull side.
  • Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins.





  • Selden aluminium anodised spars
  • Keel-stepped mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
  • Furlex 300S genoa furler
  • Self-tacking track for jib mounted to side-deck fore & aft genoa tracks
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging with Hasselfors turnbuckles- 2003
  • Topping lift
  • Selden mechanical adjustable backstay tensioner
  • Selden rod vang with gas damper
  • Fully-battened mainsail system with Selden SDS car system
  • 2x single line reefs plus third slab reef – uprated 2010 with composite plates and 12mm line
  • Lazyjacks
  • Dyneema mainsail halyard (2017), jib halyard (2015) and jib sheets (2015)
  • Spinnaker halyard replaced 2015
  • Mainsheet and headsail furling line replaced 2017
  • Harken mainsheet system with adjustable track
  • Harken deck gear
  • Control lines led aft to winches through Spinlock clutches adjacent to companionway
  • Checkstays
  • Gennaker equipment with tackline and necessary sheets & blocks (Harken)
  • Selden carbon fibre spinnaker pole
  • Selden bowsprit for furling cruising chute
  • Bamar furler for cruising chute
  • Snuffer for cruising chute if furler not used
  • I= 16.6m, J= 5.05m, P= 16.10m, E = 5.40m



  • 2 x Andersen stainless steel 52ST 24vDC electric two-speed self-tailing winches.
  • 2 x Andersen stainless steel 46ST manual 2-speed self-tailing manual winches
  • Winches directly inline allowing control lines to be led aft to electric primary winches
  • Andersen stainless steel 40ST halyard winch on mast for spinnaker and genoa halyards
  • Andersen line tamer for spinnaker pole uphaul



  • North Sails Norlam fully-battened mainsail – 2010
  • North Sails Spectra 100% self-tacking headsail with vertical battens – 2010
  • North Sails spare mainsail – 2003 (original but serviceable)
  • North Sails spare selt-tacking headsail – 2003 (original but serviceable)
  • North Sails furling cruising chute



  • Stainless pulpit and pushpit.
  • Mid ship gates.
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Vetus stainless steel dorade ventilators with stainless steel guards/grab rails
  • Hot & cold shower at bathing platform
  • Cockpit table with extension
  • Ensign staff
  • Outboard bracket


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lewmar 24vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with control at helm pedestal
  • 35kgs Delta anchor with 60m of 10mm chain
  • Bruce kedge anchor with chain and rope
  • Stainless steel mooring and spring cleats
  • Fore and aft mooring lines
  • Fenders


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Stackpack mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame - 2012
  • Bimini – 2012
  • Wheel and binnacle covers - 2012
  • Pushpit padded back cushions
  • Cockpit cushions.




General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


Navigation Lights:

  • Navigation lights.
  • Masthead anchor and tri-colour lights.
  • Deck flood lights on mast.


Life saving:

  • Liferaft – 6-man Autoflug – next service due February 2018
  • MOB rescue system
  • Horseshoe buoy with light
  • Jackstays
  • Echomax radar enhancer
  • Flarepack


Fire control:

  • 3x Fire extinguishers – approx. 3yrs old
  • Engine space fire extinguisher – September 2016
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas & Co2 detectors



Lying St.Helier, Jersey


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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