Swan 43/018 year 1969.
Carly III was originally branded as a PJ 43 for USA markets and started as a racing boat on the big lakes in USA. After a racing period, in the end of 1970’s she continued ocean racing and globetrotting from New Orleans. In the 1980’s she moved to Denmark and was for the first time refurbished in Walsted Baadeverf.
Year 2000 she was brought to Finland by Fredrik Ekström. First she was refurbished and structurally reinforced and modified in Nautor Yxpila. Current owners have then continued refurbisihing, updating, especially to the electronics and navigation systems.
Today, she is a very thoroughly, but carefully to original lay-out and contemporary style refurbished classic S&S offering unique, fast and powerful sailing performance and eye-catching, stunning looks. Beside of a beautiful interior, this unique yacht offers a very extensively reinforced hull and structures and custom made fittings. Other modifications include e.g. modified and deeper keel (1150 kg extra) and deeper rudder to match the new modified 20 meter Huisman 3-spreader rig and oversized deck gear and Perkins M65 engine and hydraulic gearbox for blue-water sailing in demanding areas. For one-man or family sailing she also has the strongest Jefa DD2 direct drive autopilot installed, controlled via Garmin autopilot system.
The current displacement is 13 tons, ballast being 6 tons and draught 2,45m. Latest LYS given is 1.29.