Princess Svanevit, S-2

Built in 1930 according to the International Second Rule.



Princess Svanevit was built to put Sweden on the map as a yacht-racing, boatbuilding nation capable of the finest craftmanship. She was built with the idea “only the best is good enough,” hence the involvement of names like Estlander, Plym, Dahlskog och Knöppel. While built to be an exceptional boat, her future mission will make her into so much more…

1930: Princess Svanevit* (S-2) was the only 12mR designed by Gustaf Estlander, and was one of his last projects before his death the winter following her launch. She was very long and heavy (21.96m. LOA / 27 tons) and well constructed so as not to “cheat” the Rule and…

“so her profile and sections are far sweeter throughout than generally seen in yachts of the International Yacht Racing Classes. She was completed a few days before the Jubilee Races at Stockholm in 1930, where she finished second in a very keen class. For the hundredth birthday party of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club brought theirr yachts and yachtsmen from almost over the world, which ensured high-class racing, for only keen and good helmsmen who would bring their yachts from America, England and other European countries.” 

1933: Princess *White Swan (S-2) went to Cowes Week and…

After a marvelous race the Swedish yacht, cleverly steered by Mr. Colin Newman, won by a few seconds beating Flica (K-16) on the finishing line. It was the first visit of her owner Mr. Erik Åkerlund to Cowes regatta and the victory of his yacht was most popular.” — Uffa Fox

1934-1954: Emhold Lundström, homeport Malmo (Sweden)

1936: Renamed: Irene

1954-1957: The Estate of the late Ernhold Lundström

1957 – 1959: Nils Gäbel l, homeport: Saltsjö Duvnäs (Sweden)

1957: Engine installed
Renamed Silvervignen X

1958- 2015:  Harry J. Hyams, homeport: Hamble-le-Rice (Great Britain)

1958: Renamed: Barranquilla
New Sail Number: K-22
1961: Re-powered
1976: Re-powered

2015 – 2017: The Estate of the late Harry J. Hyams

August 2017: Returns to Sweden

2015: Princess Svanevit stood on land in poor condition at Hamble Marina in southern England when she was recovered by boatbuilder Bobby Cyrus and his colleague Andreas Millde. They returned her to the yard they work at Stockholmbatsnickerie AB, and  plan to restore her to tip-top condition— Classic Boat, October 2017

2017-2023: Undergoing an extensive renovation at Stockholms båtsnickeri AB, Saltsjöbaden (Sweden)

2022: Owner: Princess Svanevit Foundation

Princess Svanevit merits the description “so much more than a boat” for her interior decor alone. It is highly unusual for a racing yacht to be decorated inside like an art salon – as the exhibition at Liljevalchs art gallery in spring 2022 showed.–

Princess Svanevit (S-2)


Sail Number S-2
International Rule SECOND Rule
Year Built 1930
Designer Gustaf Estlander
Builder Stockholms Båtbyggeri by Plyms
First Owner Publisher Erik Åkerlund
First Name Princess Svanevit
First Sail Number S-2
First Country Sweden
Original Homeport Stockholm
Other Names Irene (1934-57), Silvervingen X (1957-58), Barranquilla (1958-2017)
Other Sail Numbers K-22
Current Status / Condition Undergoing extensive renovation at Stockholms båtsnickeri
Current Owner Princess Svanevit Foundation
Current Location Stockholm, Sweden
Current Division Vintage
Construction Wood on steel frames
Length Overall 21.96 m.
Length Waterline 13.92 m.
Beam 3.57 m.
Draft 2.70 m.
Sail Area 182 sq. m.
Displacement 27 t.
Engine installed 1957, re-powered 1961, 1976
Interior Unique wood-inlay by Ewald Dahlskog