YACHTING on a Stylish sailingboat "Swan 44"

YACHTING on a Stylish sailingboat "Swan 44"

Sandra Lovric &



Mar 2007

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Vessel Data and description

Cadeau is 13.5 metres long and displace 14 tons wwa (without wine aboard). Her 100 sq. mts. of sail can push her to 8 knots or more when surfing. The spinnaker is 170 sq. mts. and gives a lot of emotions as well as work. Swan’s typical companionway is horizontal and gives access to the main living area. The woodwork is impeccable, of semi-satinated teak. The lay-out is classic: navigation area to starboard, the galley to port and the saloon in front of the mast. The front cabin has plenty of storage room, a huge double bed and a private companionway. The aft cabin has a single and a double bed, and is warm and luminous. The heads, with warm shower, are very wide for its category. Originnally designed for the Members of New York Yacht, it did not take much to win many races at Cowes. As in the first whitbread, where a Swans arrived 1st, 3rd and 4th, a series boat was calling the shots. All thanks to the legendary hands of Rod Stephens mingled with the proverbial finnish seriousness. As the same Nautor says, “no one can afford to build a boat under S&S specifications any more….”
Cadeau is a classic Swan 44, designed by Sparkmann and Stephens, intact in its style and with just few modifications (double beds in each cabin, improved teak interiors, full optional and top class upholstery) to the original design.


More about us

  1. The crew


    Years in a charter agency teach basically two things: that doing all the job for others is pointless, and that you cannot put your own ideas into work. Certified broker, graduate in marketing, she speaks English, Italian, Croatian, French and Russian. She loves the job and is an excelent problem-solver. Her business parters are convinced she crosses to many Ts and dots too many Is, but this is arguably a minus in businness.


    Italian expat, MBA, 39, sailed the equivalent of two round the world voyages. He still believes that the poetry of small european havens can be found in other continents, and he keeps searching for them anywhere. His dream has been deluded so far, so he is now back in the med, the only cruising destination where he can be 5 minutes from a decent piece of cheese and glass of wine. He suffered from the TMT syndrome and sailed for years among icebergs and seals. But now he is back among the humans and prefers warmer waters and more frequented places. He should definitely buy new bibs...

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Where is it?


Always to follow the LLLL rule: lead, log, longitude and lookout. Keep an eye around and always be sure of where you are and what you are supposed to have below your craft.

Corsica and the Mistral

Like every famous expanse of water, the Bonifacio Strait and the Corsican Sea provide both, stunning natural beauty and a remarkable amount of difficulties: these come in the shape of a northwesterly wind called Mistral, which may flow in every month of the year with fierceness carrying along high seas raised all the way back in the Lion’s Gulf. When it is funnelled between Corsica and Sardinia and plays with the currents of the strait, a certain amount of fun must be expected. A good forecast (channel 79, 3 times a day), attention to the barometer (it’s a cold front, therefore watch out when the glass stops to fall) and knowledge of the good shelters are the main ways to face it. Like every cold front, it follows a warm one, ending a possibly long series of hot, sticky and squally days. The other dangerous wind is the Libeccio, the southwesterly, usually less fierce and much warmer but again capable of raising decent rollers. The interesting side of Corsica is the west, therefore wide open to both bad winds, and not many are the coves providing good shelter to both winds. Here is a list of those providing protection from at least one of them, of choosing the most beautiful ones. We decided to list the harbours according to the shelter they afford to westerlies because.

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