Meet the Swizzle
SWIZZLE - [ swiz-uhl ]
noun - a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick.
And now you know!
So about this lovely floating bundle of joy:
The Swizzle is a beautiful Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35' sloop rigged monohull built in 1974. It is hull #271 out of the sheer 760 built over the span of 12 years.
The Rasmus, being the German name for "God of Winds", could be said to be a Swedish and German creation. Originally drawn in 1966 by leading Swedish yacht designer, Olle Enderlein, the boat was built by German expatriate, Christophe Rassy, in 1967 when he founded his boatbuilding business in Kungsviken on the old premises of the Hallberg boatyard who had moved on to larger facilities. The first two boats were built entirely of mahogany, taking a full year to build before production moved onto fiberglass molds by hull #3.
The boat was considered quite large at the time as well as being innovative with its fixed windscreen and powerful engine. With the Rasmus 35 being well received, by 1972 Rassy expanded his operations by buying the Hallberg boatyard from Harry Hallberg who was at that point looking to retire. Since the Hallberg brand was already well-known in Sweden, with four designs in production, Rassy adopted it in forming the new Halberg-Rassy name.
Production of the Rasmus 35 continued through to 1978
Specifications for all my sailing nerds :)
LOA: 34' 6" (10.50 m.)
LWL: 27' 7" (8.40 m.)
Beam: 10' 0" (3.05 m.)
Draft: 4' 3" (1.30 m.)
Displacement: 12,125 lbs. (5,500 kg)
Ballast: 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kg)
Sail Area, Sloop: 485 sq.ft. (45 sq. m.)
Engine: 75hp Volvo Penta MD21 (I'm now running a Perkins M50, basically a Volvo MD22 with a different nameplate)
Fuel: 63 US Gal. (240 l.)
Water: 70 US Gal. (265 l.)
Designer: Olle Enderlein
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