The Sweden Yachts 390 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Sweden Yachts 390 is a high-performance cruiser that combines speed, comfort and elegance. Designed by Peter Norlin and Jens Östmann, the Sweden Yachts 390 features a sleek hull, a spacious cockpit with twin wheels, a fractional rig and a choice of keel options. The interior offers a bright and airy saloon, with a two or three cabin layout, two heads, and ample storage space.

A Sweden Yachts 390 sailboat prepares to drop her anchorA Sweden Yachts 390

Published Specification for the Sweden Yachts 390

Underwater Profile: Fin keel & spade rudder

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 39'0" (11.9m)

Waterline Length: 31'6" (9.6m)

Beam: 12'9" (3.9m)

Draft: 7'4" (2.3m)*

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 16,755lb (7,600kg)

Designer: Peter Norlin

Builder: Sweden Yachts

Year First Built: 1991

* Shoal draft version also produced drawing 5'9" (1.8m)

Published Design Ratios for the Sweden Yachts 390

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18.6

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 41.4

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 239

4. Comfort Ratio: 26.0

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Sweden Yachts 390

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 18.6 suggests that the Sweden Yachts 390 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.

2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 41.4 means that the Sweden Yachts 390 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 239, tells us the Sweden Yachts 390 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 26.0 suggests that crew comfort of a Sweden Yachts 390 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness. 

5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Sweden Yachts 390 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0. 

Any Questions?

Is the Sweden Yachts 390 still in production and, if not, when did production end and how many of these sailboats were built?

No, the Sweden Yachts 390 is not in production anymore. Production ended in 1997, after 10 years of manufacturing. A total of 62 boats were built by Sweden Yachts.

What is the history of the builders of the Sweden Yachts 390 and is the company still in business?

Sweden Yachts was founded in 1976 by two former employees of Hallberg-Rassy, Lars Larsson and Bengt Jansson. The company started by building custom yachts designed by Peter Norlin, such as the famous Swede 55. In 1984, Sweden Yachts introduced its own line of production yachts, starting with the Sweden Yachts 36. The company expanded its range over the years, producing models from 34 to 70 feet. In 2013, Sweden Yachts merged with CR Yachts and Regina af Vindö to form the Sweden Yachts Group. The company is still in business today, offering new models such as the CR 390 DS.

What keel options are available for the Sweden Yachts 390?

The Sweden Yachts 390 has two keel options: a standard fin keel or a shoal draft wing keel. The fin keel has a draft of 2.10 m (6'11") and a ballast of 3,000 kg (6,614 lbs). The wing keel has a draft of 1.80 m (5'11") and a ballast of 3,200 kg (7,055 lbs).

What is the Sweden Yachts 390 like to sail?

The Sweden Yachts 390 is a fast and responsive sailboat that can handle various wind and sea conditions. It has a balanced helm and a good stability, thanks to its low centre of gravity and high righting moment. It can reach speeds up to 8 knots in light winds and up to 12 knots in strong winds. It can point well upwind and run smoothly downwind, with or without a spinnaker.

What is the average cost of a secondhand Sweden Yachts 390?

The average cost of a secondhand Sweden Yachts 390 depends on the year, condition, equipment and location of the boat. According to some online listings, the price range can vary from $100,000 to $200,000 USD.

What other sailboats have been created by the designer of the Sweden Yachts 390?

The designer of the Sweden Yachts 390 is Peter Norlin, a renowned Swedish naval architect who has created many successful sailboats, both custom and production. Some of his most famous designs include the Swede 55, the Norlin 34, the Maxi 77, the Sweden Yachts 36, the Norlin Mark III, the Sweden Yachts 45, the Norlin 37 and the CR 400.

The above answers were drafted by using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; to the best of our knowledge, we believe them to be accurate.

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