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Adventures sailing on our fabulous S&S Swan 55 S/Y Thyra.

1971 S&S Nautor’s Swan 55 // ex-Walross III. Hull no. 13 of 16

S/Y THYRA is the former Whitbread round the world participant ‘Wallross III’. She is a true classic in sailing and is now crusing her homewaters of the Baltic.

She is your first choice if you want an extraordinary sailing experince while crusing the beautiful coastline of Bornholm or the surrounding Baltic waters.

In 1971 Swan 55 hull no. 13 designed by Sparkman & Stephens was build and sold to a German sailor. He raced the boat as Jan Pott until 1975 where he sold it to Akademicher Segel Verein (ASV) Berlin. In ASV Jan Pott was babtised Walross III following their old Walross II, and in ASV the boat earned most of its glorious story. It sailed to the most vast areas of the planet, competed in costal and ocean regattas and logged more than 220.000 NM. The highlight of its life was definately the participation in the third edition of Whitbread round the World race in 1981/82.

After 40 years in ASV Walross III was sold to the Nederland and underwent a partly refit before we bought the boat in 2018, and we couldn’t be prouder to be her new caretakers!

Now this legendary yacht has turned back to her former glory and will be cruising her home waters of the Baltic Sea, along with ocean crossing and Bluewater sailing around the globe.

Step onboard, untie the lines and enjoy moments of adventures sailing on first class on this beautiful Sparkman & Stephens Nautor’s Swan 55

Welcome onboard!

“You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time toward the open sea. It goes, that’s all.”

— Bernard Moitessier