Designer: Tore Holm
Builder: Helmer Gustavsson
Model: 6 Metre
Boat Location: Nyköping. Sweden
Price: Sale Pending
Length: 37 ft 17 in
Beam: 6 ft 0 in
Draft: 7 ft 10 in
Displacement: 4,110 kg
Hull Material: Wood
Price Reduction May 2021
Silvervingen (Silver Wing) was designed by the legendary Tore Holm, 4 times Olympic medallist and the designer of some of the most successful 6 Metres in the world.
Built in 1939, she was the subject of a 7 year restoration programme by her current owner, who purchased her in 2004, which included refitting pretty much everything that needed doing. She is presented in immaculate condition and is a real testament to her current owner.
The restoration programme included; Full harken deck equipment, a suite of sails built by Mattias Gustafsson (One Sails Sweden) and fitted out for short cruising. Silveringen is ready to race competitively in the ever growing 6 Metre Classic fleet. Despite all of this work, she is only 10kg over her original design weight!
Available to view at short notice and within a 1 hour drive South of Stockholm.
Silvervingen (Silver Wing) was designed by the legendary Tore Holms, 4 times Olympic medallist and the designer of some of the most successful 6 Metres in the world. She was built in 1939 by Helmer Gustavsson who worked for Hangersetbsaryet and built Silveringen at his own boatshed at home.
On the launch of Silvervingen the Second World War broke out which meant that they were unable to tune her ready for racing and she was laid up. After WWII Tore Holm designed her a small cabin top and a basic cruising interior, like many 6s of this age they were fitted for cruising. She raced very successfully during the late 40’s and early 50’s as La Fleur, with name changes of Dorrit IV and Hexan in the late 50’s.
It was in 2004 that the current owner purchased a very tired Silvervingen and went about putting a plan together for her rebuild, the owner was to undertake a 7 year rebuilt programme and was extremely thorough.
The first, and most important, job was to raise her bow which had sunk some 70mm. The deck and beams were removed which allowed them to start raising the stem 5mm a month, this was a slow and very difficult job, but once she was level again, they went about replacing 70 broken ribs which had been damaged over the years and never replaced.
Many jobs were undertaken including; removing all cast iron frames and having them re galvanised and fitted back into the boat, keel removed and her main keel hog replaced along with the rudder stock, and new stainless steel keel bolts fitted. The deck was laid using two layers of 6mm ply and then finished with Oregon pine and mahogany trim around the edge and coaming sides.
In 2013 Silvervingen was ready to be launched and she was beyond immaculate condition, she is a real credit to her current owner who has put many hours of love into this restoration.
Silveringen was weighed just after her restoration at 4,110kg which included her full inventory and 3 removable bunks, her design weight was 4,100kg.
Since her relaunch Silvervingen has enjoyed very relaxed sailing with her current owner, she has had new sails built and has been meticulously maintained, every winter living in her purpose built shed.
Details of the boat are also recorded on the 6 Metre Archives, which can be found HERE
Two Harken 46 Genoa winches
Two Harken 40 runner winches
One Harken 46 mainsheet winch
Two Harken 40 pit winches
Aluminium Mast and Boom painted in white
Sails built by Mattias Gustafsson of One Sails, Sweden
2021 Winter Works
New Headsail cover
New Mainsail cover
New halyards in vectran lines
Boat fully varnished (deck + floorings)
Topsides painted white
Bottom sanded and painted hard racing antifouling paint in light grey
3 Removable bunks
Removable sky hatch in the forward cockpit
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.