S/y Infant, Nautor’s Swan 38/014, was launched in June 1974. At the time, her name was ”Heide” and she was carried to Bodensee, Germany. After five years, she got her second owner, another German gentleman, who renamed her Infant.
Infant sailed the fresh waters of Lake Bodensee for three decades, mainly serving as a daysailer, as her skipper preferred to sleep in his villa on the lakeshore. The Infant had the guest flags for Switzerland and Austria. She was a regular participant of the annual “Rund um den Bodensee” -regatta.
We found the Infant in 2004. A Finnish grp boat repair expert inspected her at Bodensee at the end of October and found her very healthy. On the last week of 2004, she was carried to Helsinki. Next spring the boat experienced meticulous cleaning, both inside and outside. Ever since Infant has been the object of constant care. Nothing large or heavy, but small, practical things concerning navigation instruments, genoa winches, water and heating, propulsion, electricity and so on. We have decided to keep the Infant as original as possible.
On the Baltic Sea, we have mainly sailed in the beautiful archipelagos of Finland and Sweden. We love the Åland Islands in the Finnish Archipelago Sea, as well as the Swedish Roslagen. Besides of this family cruising, we have done some family racing participating in Nautor’s Swan Anniversary Regattas and Club Swan Sweden Archipelago Regattas. In 2016, Infant was lucky enough to win her class in Nautor’s Swan 50th Anniversary Regatta Turku.