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Sweden 36
$75,000 USD
36ft 1in

Sweden Yachts produced amazing performance cruisers in Stenungsund, Sweden for over 40 years, the quality of which rivaled Nautor’s Swan, Baltic Yachts and other Scandinavian builders.  The Peter Norlin/Nils Ostmann-designed Sweden 36 was a very popular model with 74 units produced between 1984 and 1992.  With a signature white hull and blue sheer stripe, wedge shaped deck, and powerful rig the Sweden 36 cuts a respectful swath through the water, gracing harbor and ocean with her good looks and form.

HYCHKA was originally shipped to Seattle and kept on Lake Union by her original owner.  Her second owner trucked this boat to the Great Lakes and sailed out of Harbor Springs, Michigan, storing indoors at Irish Boat Shop during the winters.  In 2005 HYCHKA returned by truck to the Pacific Northwest where the current owner has lavished her with good care, updates, and upgrades.  The seller recently purchased a larger pilothouse sailboat and HYCHKA is seriously for sale and easy to view at our Lake Union moorage.

HYCHKA’s hull sides and sheer stripe are glossy and show as new.  The teak decks are thick and were recently serviced.  The interior is clean, largely ding and stain free, showing as a much newer boat.  The engine has been well serviced with recent injectors, heat exchanger, and exhaust elbow.  The stereo system and electronics are contemporary.  Viewing this high-quality performance cruiser is a pleasant experience; the more and deeper one looks, the better it gets.  They don’t make boats like this anymore.  Purchasing a well-maintained and updated older boat like HYCHKA would be a very wise decision.


  • Updated Raymarine i60 instruments
  • Wallas forced air diesel cabin heater
  • Iverson’s Designs dodger and bimini
  • Furuno Radar
  • Vesper Watchmate 8000 AIS/GPS
  • Apple computer and flat screen with Open CPN
  • Raymarine Smartpilot autopilot
  • Isotherm 12V refrigeration
  • Lewmar 1000 watt ProSeries stainless steel anchor windlass
  • Carbon fiber whisker pole
  • Two Kyocera solar panels on bimini top
  • Upgraded Balmar alternator and regulator
  • Xantrex 1000 watt inverter
Name of vessel Hychka
Model Sweden 36
Year 1987
Builder Sweden Yachts
Designer Peter Norlin
Price $75,000 USD
Location Seattle
Length (feet) 36
Beam (feet) 12'
Draft (feet) 6' 7"
Displacement (pounds) 14300
Ballast (pounds) 5950
Engine model Volvo
Engine horsepower 28
Engine hours 2175
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 27
Water tank capacity (gallons) 53
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 10


HYCHKA’s interior is accessed via the companionway.  A substantial cockpit dodger and seat level bridgedeck allow the companionway to remain open in all but the stormiest weather.  A smoked acrylic slider and removable drop washboard close the companionway.  Teak-colored Treadmaster provides secure footing on five ladder steps.  The top three steps hinge up for engine access while the bottom two are mounted on the engine cover.   Integral handholds are on either side of the ladder.

Once below, its immediately obvious that this a top-quality yacht. Only a small handful of the world’s builders carefully execute construction to this level.  The interior is crafted from African Mahogany, satin varnished and fully glassed and tabbed hull and deck intersection.   Bent laminations of solid wood trim out partial bulkheads, door openings, countertops (fiddles) and settee ends.  Extensive solid Mahagony and Mahogany-faced marine plywood provides a durability and strength; explaining why this boat shows like a much newer vessel than its age.  The overhead is padded white vinyl panels with screwed-in Mahogany longitudinal 1-1/2” wide battens.  Oceanaire roller blinds are fitted to cabinside ports.  Screens are fitted to opening ports.  Overhead hatches are fitted with blackout canvas.  Directional reading lights and overhead dome lights are all LED.  The cabin sole is teak and holy plywood; screwed atop the fiberglass floor grid inside of the furniture (settees, bunks, cabinets) making it fully removable for access to bilges and systems while allowing any rain or seawater to make its way to the bilge instead of sitting and damaging interior joinery.  Cabinet door elbow catches are reached through finger holes with similar finger hole drawer pulls: no protruding latches.  Upholstery is blue corduroy and in remarkable condition.  Hull side ceilings are a lighter colored ash staving; providing contrast and depth to the darker Mahogany.  Grab rails are fitted above the salon settees with other functional handholds incorporated throughout the interior for safe movement underway.

Starting forward and entered through a locking privacy door to port of centerline in the main bulkhead is the forward stateroom.   Headroom measures 6’ 1”.  The bunk can be used as an offset double measuring 6’ 6” long x 18” forward x 40” aft or with an infill cushion and board bringing width aft to 6’ 6”.  A 41” x 25” hinged opening lid below the bunk accesses a huge storage bin; ideal for extra sails and other bulky gear.  The infill board is mounted on chocks in this lid.  A 14” x 20” dressing seat is to port with a 41” long double door hanging locker further aft.  The forward door swings athwartship providing a level of privacy to the forward bunk when others are using the head.   Louvers are incorporated into the cabinet door tops for ventilation.  Four wire slide-out baskets are fitted in the aft half of this locker.  8” wide open shelves run along the hull sides below the deck edge; making use of space high up in the flared bow.

  • (2) LED reading lights
  • Bar light above hanging locker doors
  • Large overhead hatch
  • Cowl vent with integral dorade box forward

The head compartment is ensuite to the forward stateroom and to starboard, just forward of the main bulkhead.  The lower half is molded white fiberglass for ease of cleaning with the upper half of wood.  The overhead is also a white gel-coated fiberglass molding.   A 13” x 10” oval sink with Scandvik faucet is molded integral to a vanity cabinet.  The sink spray nozzle pulls out on a hose for showering.  A removable slatted teak grate and overboard drain pump remove shower water.   A Johnson manual flush marine head is aft and outboard.  A hinged seat folds down over the head for seated showering.  Storage is found in a bank of shelves outboard, behind sliding mirrored doors.

  • 110V GFCI duplex outlet
  • Small overhead hatch
  • Bar light above sink
  • Solar powered vent
  • Toilet paper holder inside cabinet door below sink
  • Towel holders

The salon is centrally located and generous for a 36’ sailboat.  Headroom measures 6’ 4” in the salon, galley, and nav areas.  A centerline dropleaf table measures 50” wide by 37” long with leaves raised.   The center/pedestal section has a top-opening bottle locker with racks for 10 bottles.  A sliding tray holds 6 glass tumblers.  Nearly symmetric, slightly curved “L” shaped settees are outboard.  With the back cushions removed these settees measure 6’ 6” long x 25” wide; ample for sleeping adults.  A stainless-steel water tank is below the port settee with top opening bin storage under the short “L” section.  Front opening bin storage is outboard of the back cushions.  An array of open shelving is outboard above the settee with ample storage for books and gear.  To starboard, the entire area below the settee except for a small area aft where the refrigeration compressor is mounted, is available for storage and accessed through hinged lids.  Front opening bin storage is outboard of the seat back and open shelves are above.  A flatscreen TV is mounted in the aft alcove and angled for viewing from the port settee.

  • (4) LED reading lights
  • Overhead LED dome
  • Bose stereo speakers and Bazooka subwoofer
  • Overhead hatch
  • Grab rails on each side
  • V. Harnisch Danish brass gimballed oil lantern mounted on forward bulkhead

The “L”-shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway.  The countertop is white laminate and trimmed with 1” high fiddles.  Double stainless-steel sinks measure 12” x 13” x 6” deep and 9” x 13” x 6”.  A matching laminate board covers the sinks when desired.  A Scandvik hot/cold faucet and two (fresh/salt) foot pump flip up/fold out spigots are fitted at the sink.  The three-burner stove/oven is aft.  A hinged bifold cover folds outboard and serves as a backsplash when cooking.  A cabinet for pans is below the stove.  A bank of bilevel storage cabinets for galleyware, cutlery, and provisions is outboard behind sliding doors.  A fold-out trash bin is inboard of the sinks, below the counter.  Just forward of the stove is a pullout cutting board, four drawers and front-opening locker.  Overall this galley is efficient and capable of extended voyages.

  • Mobilife Nawa gimbaled 3 burner propane stove/oven with fold out lever
  • 3 Cubic-foot stainless steel-lined, top loading refrigerator; 12V Isotemp compressor
  • Fresh and saltwater footpumps
  • 110V duplex outlet
  • Paper towel holder on aft bulkhead

The navigation station is to port of the companionway and features an outboard facing chart table and upholstered pedestal chair.  The chart table measures 24” deep by 39” wide and has divided tool bins outboard.  A hinged top opens the 3” deep chart/tool storage drawer below.  A hinged/fold down console above the chart table has navcom equipment at eye level with electrical switches just below.  Access to wiring for electronics and the electrical system is behind the hinged down console.  The AC breaker panel is below the chart table.

  • Upholstered chair on SAP Products aluminum pedestal; adjustable up/down and in/out
  • Gimballed brass oil lamp on aft bulkhead
  • 110V duplex outlet
  • LED bar light above chart table

The aft stateroom is entered through a hinged bifold door aft of the nav station.  This cabin takes advantage of the hull’s full beam and offers an array of sleeping options for adults or children.  A hanging locker and small dressing seat is just inside the door to port.  A single bunk measuring 6’ 2” long by 24” wide is elevated slightly and runs along the port hull side.  A full-length storage bin is below this berth.  A reading light is mounted forward on the hanging locker.  Below the cockpit sole, to starboard, is a huge berth measuring 6’ 6” long by 5’ 9” forward and 3’ 8” aft.  Divided cushions provide top opening access to the storage bins and fuel tank to starboard, the saildrive and water heater on centerline.  A 10” wide shelf runs along the hull side up high below the deck edge on each side.  The overhead is of molded white fiberglass.

  • (3) LED reading lights
  • (2) Opening ports with curtains – open into cockpit


HYCHKA has a white gelcoat hull with a 7” tall blue sheer stripe and 3” tall blue boot stripe.  Her hull side gelcoat is waxed annually with Colinite marine wax; they look like new.  Cabin-top sides, coaming and cockpit gelcoat was refreshed in 2016.  Antifouling bottom paint is blue Seahawk Smart Solution copper free with the waterline coated annually and the entire bottom sanded and recoated every two years.  The last coating was in late 2019.  The Peter Norlin/Jens Ostmann-designed hull is typical of this time period with an overhanging/flared bow and reverse transom.  The fin keel is modest and generous deadwood transition from just aft of the saildrive to the spade rudder.

An aluminum toe rail is through bolted at 3” centers atop the hull to deck joint.  This joint is fiberglassed together inside the hull for strength and integrity.  Chainplates are comprised of a through deck connection to a longitudinal steel I-beam bolted to fore and aft bulkheads.  The toe rail is perforated with radiused rectangular holes; ideal for lashing fenders and other gear.  Stanchions are mounted in aluminum sockets to the toe rail and deck.  24” high uncoated wire rope lifelines run between stanchions, bow pulpit and stern pushpit interrupted at midship’s boarding gates on each side.  CS Johnson gate snap hooks quickly and securely close these boarding gates.  Scandinavian sailors know that teak provides the unbeatable traction on deck.  Teak boards with rubber seams are fitted atop the fiberglass decks, wedge-shaped cabintop, and cockpit seats and sole.

A large bow locker with hinged butterfly hatch houses the anchor windlass, primary rode, secondary anchor and rode, and salt-water washdown pump.  A centerline partition divides bins for the two anchor rodes and a false bottom drains overboard.  A forward cowl vent just aft of the bow locker funnels air into an internal air/water separation chamber providing air flow into the forward cabin.   The stern locker is beneath the hinged helm seat.  Access to the steering, cabin heater, and propane locker are located on each side of this stern locker.

The wedge-shaped deck rises to a low-profile cabintop.  The cabin sides extend aft into angled cockpit coamings on each side.  The “T” shaped cockpit is protected by an Iverson’s Designs dodger with helm position bimini.  The humped back helm seat provides good visibility and comfortable seating at all heel angles.  Teak-trimmed oval openings access coaming storage bins for winch handles and other gear.  The 39” steering wheel is leather covered.  An Edson pedestal has a binnacle guard where a chartplotter and drink holder are mounted.

  • (4) 11” long cast aluminum mooring cleats – bow and stern
  • (2) Folding Stainless steel midship’s springline cleats attached to toe rail
  • 15 kg Bruce primary anchor with stainless steel swivel and 225’ of G4 galvanized chain and 75’ of ¾” nylon 3-strand line
  • Single anchor roller welded into stemhead fitting
  • Lewmar stainless steel Pro Series 1000 watt horizontal anchor windlass with up/down foot buttons on bow and remote control switch at helm
  • Danforth secondary anchor with chain and ¾” three strand nylon rode
  • 25” x 25” Lewmar hatch over forward stateroom
  • 8” x 13” Lewmar hatch over head
  • 8” x 13” Lewmar hatch over salon
  • (4) Fixed salon side ports
  • (2) 12” x 5” opening ports from cockpit to aft stateroom
  • Nicro-fico solar powered vent in head
  • (2) Teak handrails atop cabin sides
  • Iverson’s Designs cockpit dodger with aft and side grab rails and removable window covers
  • Iverson’s Designs helm position bimini
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • White plastic drink/binocular holder on steering pedestal
  • Single point lifting sling, shackle, deck plate and keel bolt attachment point
  • (2) 5 gallon diesel jerry jugs
  • American flag and varnished teak flagstaff


HYCHKA has all the systems needed for cruising the Pacific Northwest.  Upgrades and maintenance are significant including Wallas forced-air diesel cabin heater, solar panels, upgraded alternator, inverter, and Kiwiprop feathering propeller.  The engine has been well maintained, achieves full power with minimal smoke, vibration, and noise.   Newer starter motor, heat exchanger, lift pump, fuel injectors, and saildrive service are well documented.  The engine is housed in a well-insulated, accessible compartment below the companionway.  All pumps and associated auxiliary components are easy to access and show quality installation and component selection.

  • Volvo 2030 28 hp naturally aspirated diesel engine with 2175 hours
  • Volvo K6120B saildrive
  • Kiwi Prop 3 blade feathering propeller
  • 39” leather-covered steering wheel and Edson steering pedestal (powder coated 2016)
  • Racor 500 FG 2010 cartridge element primary fuel filter
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Wallas 30DT diesel forced air cabin heater (new 2017)
  • Horizontal 5 gallon steel propane tank with gas control solenoid valve
  • Single lever Volvo throttle/shifter (New 2020)
  • Teak outboard engine storage bracket on stern pushpit
  • Magma round rail mounted propane grill
  • Rule 12V 2000 GPH bilge pump with float switch
  • VDO fuel and water tank level gages
  • Engine temperature gage at chart table
  • Volvo stainless steel hot water heater (110V and engine heated)
  • Spare alternator
  • Spare 2 blade Volvo folding propeller
  • Johnson SPX WPS 3.5 GPM water pressure pump
  • Stainless steel water pressure accumulator tank
  • Johnson SPX 12V salt water wash-down pump with coil hose in bow locker for rinsing anchor chain
  • Stainless steel water, diesel, and holding tanks
  • Isotherm 2301 air cooled 12V refrigeration compressor (new 2016)
  • Par 3702 shower sump pump with strainer


  • Raymarine eSeries 7” Hybrid Touch mulitfuncion display on steering pedestal
  • cMap electronic charts for Canada West and Puget Sound
  • Raymarine ST6002 Smartpilot control head at helm
  • Raymarine Type 1 linear autopilot drive
  • Raymarine wireless autopilot remote control
  • Raymarine smartpilot autopilot computer
  • Raymarine i60 wind, speed, depth, and close-hauled displays over companionway
  • Raymarine i70 mulitfunction display at chart table
  • Furuno Model 1715 radar with radome pole mounting on starboard quarter
  • Vesper Marine Watchmate XB8000 GPS/AIS transponder multiplexer
  • Raymarine Seatalk/NEMA 0183 converter box
  • Airmar speed, water temp, and dept transducer
  • Apple MacMini computer running Open CPN with HP W2082 17” flat screen monitor on swivel mount; viewable at chart table for navigation or salon for movies
  • AIS antenna on radar pole
  • Uniden UM525 VHF radio with wireless remote microphone
  • Davis radar reflector on backstay
  • 12V outlet over companionway on sprayhood
  • Masthead VHF antenna
  • Lev-o-gage inclinometer at companionway
  • Kenwood KMR-700U stereo with AM/FM, Sirius, aux, USB inputs
  • Sirius SCC1 satellite radio receiver
  • Bose surround sound speakers and Bazooka subwoofer in salon
  • 5-1/4” Polyplaner cockpit speakers
  • Samsung 24” flat screen TV with Sony BluRay player wireless LAN
  • Shakespeare omni directional marine antenna
  • Weems & Plath 4” clock and barometer set on main bulkhead



HYCHKA’s 110V electrical system was rewired to ABYC standards with US breaker panel, tinned boat cable, and USA outlets.

  • Xantrex Prowatt 1000 watt sine wave inverter with remote control switch at nav station and automatic transfer switch
  • Marinetics 110V breaker panel with reverse polarity indicator
  • 30 amp Smartplug shorepower inlet with 50’ 30 amp shorepower cord
  • Blue Seas shorepower 30 amp breaker
  • Promariner 30 amp Zincsaver galvanic isolator on shorepower ground
  • (2) Dyno 12V 260 amp hour batteries (new 2017)
  • 12V Engine start battery
  • Engine start battery analog voltage gage at chart table
  • Xantrex Link 10 battery monitor at chart table
  • Balmar 80 amp alternator with Balmar ARS-5 regulator
  • Balmar DuoCharge
  • (2) Kyocera 100 watt solar panels on bimini
  • Blue Sky 25/2i MPPT solar charge control


The Sweden 36 is a performance cruiser.  Her masthead rig spreads ample canvas while reefing systems reduce sail area in stronger winds.  The Selden spars are anodized for ease of maintenance.  All deck hardware is well suited to the task at hand.  Rope clutches have been upgraded to Spinlock.  The mainsheet traveller and genoa lead blocks are now Garhauer.  Low stretch line has replaced the original wire/rope halyards.  A hydraulic Navtec backstay adjuster, self-tailing primary winches, and new Spectra EZ jack system make sail handling manageable and enjoyable.

  • Selden double spreader, keel stepped, anodized aluminum mast
  • Harken ball bearing Battcar slides and track for mainsail luff
  • Selden anodized aluminum boom with two reef lines
  • Selden solid boom vang with 8:1 tackle led aft to cockpit
  • Harken oversized genoa furler with control line led aft to cockpit
  • 1 x 19” wire rope standing rigging with stainless steel open Hasselfors turnbuckles
  • Spinnaker pole topping lift
  • Check stays with 4:1 tackles and cam cleats
  • Doyle full-battened mainsail with two reef points
  • Sobstad 135% roller furling genoa
  • Storm jib
  • Spectra mainsail EZ-jack sail catchment system with Spinlock PXR cam cleats
  • Mainsail cunningham luff tensioner with Harken 4:1 block and tackle
  • Masthead Windex wind direction indicator
  • Foredeck and steaming light on mast
  • Navtec IA7-10 hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Sobstad assymetric spinnaker with ATN control sock (like new)
  • Spinnaker sheets, Garhaurer rail mounted blocks, and ATN tacker for spinnaker tack
  • Spinnaker halyard on masthead crane
  • Genoa halyard and mainsail halyard
  • 12’ long 1-1/4” T-track set well inboard with pin-adjustable Garhauer lead cars
  • Selden carbon fiber spinnaker pole with adjustable track on mast and topping lift
  • (2) Spinlock STX stoppers on mast – main halyard and genoa halyard
  • (2) Lewmar 40 winches on mast
  • Anderson reefing winch below boom gooseneck
  • 5:1 mainsheet and 5:1 Garhauer traveller with cockpit cam cleats
  • (2) Lewmar ST46 self-tailing two speed primary sheet winches on cockpit coaming
  • Lewmar ST30 mainsheet winch to port of companionway
  • (2) Lewmar ST30 winches on either side of companionway
  • Spinlock XAS lines stoppers for mainsheet, vang, outhaul, genoa furler, spinnaker halyard and spare
  • (6) Blue Performance line hangers on aft side of cabin
  • Lewmar One Touch power grip winch handle
  • Lewmar winch handle
  • Sailrite anchor riding sail

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