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SkiBreeze, 18.3, 1960
An unusual Swedish daysailer designed to double as a power boat -- Fantastic family boat!
$800 or best offer
Boat, with sails and all rigging
Relatively new trailer
25hp Evinrude motor
Designed specifically to provide satisfying performance as both sailboat and power boat
Ideal family boat due to its versatility, size and a roomy cockpit that can comfortably fit a family of 5
Hull shape is designed to plane quickly so it is a quick boat that can go fast whether under sail or power
Great daysailer that can be easily transported on the relatively new trailer
Shallow draft with a retractable centerboard
Full rear transom supports up to a 35hp motor
Rudders tip up for use as a power boat
Wood and brass steering wheel and motor controls installed so that the boat can be run from the front of the cockpit
LOA - 18.3'
Beam - 5.9'
Draft -- 1.0' min; 3.67' w/ full centerboard
Mast length is 22' - 24'
Sail Area - 161.4 sq ft
Displacement - 750 lbs
Build in Sweden around 1960 or '61.
Boat and trailer stored up on blocks for 8 - 10 years under a tarp
Fiberglass hull and topsides seem solid, but could use a new gelcoat
Sails, boom, rigging and other hardware have been stored in a locker along with the 25hp Evinrude motor
Motor is probably 25 years old and was well cared for
Trailer (10 - 12 years old) looks to be in great shape and the wheels turn freely
Main and jib may be the original sails that came from Uddevalla, Sweden
This SkiBreeze belonged to my father and is the boat I learned to sail on.
As a youngster, I even water-skied behind it (a strange sight when you notice the mast!).
The boat was purchased new sometime around 1960 - 61 and was frequently used for sailing, fishing and trips to the beach.
It has not been sailed for the past 8 - 10 years and none of the family members can use it.
My hope is to see it go to a family that will take care of it and appreciate it for its unique ability to provide deliver whether under sail or power.
The SkiBreeze boats were designed and built by Gusta (Gus) Erikson at the Scandia Boatyard in Uddevalla, Sweden.
This was apparently one of the first fiberglass-hulled boats to be built in Sweden and was in production from around 1957 until 1965.
For those who know the boat, the SkiBreeze has a following and a great reputation for having achieved a truly enjoyable compromise in a sailboat that doubles as a power boat.
I have included pictures of the hull to get a good sense of the boat. Here is a link to some pictures of a restored one that someone sold last year for $3,400: See here
I am happy to answer questions, but I would appreciate it if you would only contact me if you are seriously interested and want to learn more
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