This boat was built alongside the Baltic 63 Saudade as a sistership. With the design and specification virtually identical considerable efficiencies could be made in terms of build time and construction techniques.

The two yachts were conceived as racing yachts to compete under the IOR Maxi Class rule of the time. Unfortunately, the minimum size limit was lifted to 80ft shortly after the yachts were launched!

Both yachts raced successfully under the IOR (International Offshore Rule) handicap mainly in offshore competition throughout Europe.

The SiSiSi/Saudade project was our first major involvement with naval architects judel/vrolijk and the yachts, with their narrow sterns and wide maximum beam, typified IOR shapes of the time.

Despite being racing yachts first and foremost, they were also designed for comfortable cruising with full teak-finished interiors. In order to save weight when they were in competition mode and to make sail handling and stowage easier, part of the interior was designed so that it could be completely removed from the yacht.

In terms of construction both yachts used advanced methods for the time, with foam sandwich cores, Vinylester, S-Glass and aramid fibres in the matrix. This made them considerably lighter than cruising yachts of an equivalent size.

The only noticeable outward difference between SiSiSi and Saudade was hull colour. SiSiSi was a combination of green and blue while Saudade was red.



  • 1983


  • L.O.A.19,14 m
  • D.W.L.15.30 m
  • BEAM5.19 m
  • DRAFT3.26 m
  • DISPLACEMENT21,000 kg
  • BALLAST10,800 kg


  • NAVAL ARCHITECTjudel/vrolijk & co

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