Nis Peter Lorentzen and Tim sailing the keelboat daysailer, The SC20 on the Long Island Sound at the Larchmont Yacht Club. Even though the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 is a very light and nimble boat, she is also a very stable boat because of the deep keel. 50% of the ballast is at the end of the keel, which makes the SC20 unlike any other dinghy you have ever sailed before.
Here are some photos of Nis Peter Lorentzen reaching in the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 and in pursuit of the camera boat. As you can see in these photos, Nis is easily sailing the SC20 single-handedly and keeping up with us in the Boston Whaler. On that particular day we had about 8 to 10 knots of wind.
Sailing has the advantage over many other sports that spectacular "equipment" can potentially add a lot to the public image and media attractiveness of the sport. If we go back to the pre-WWII years of the Olympics, the larger keelboats that were used were Skerry Cruisers/Square Meter Yachts and Meter Yachts. At that time these boats were the most advanced, fastest and beautiful yachts ever produced.
See here some pictures and video footage of Nis Peter Lorentzen hiking without a harness on the Scandinavian Cruiser 20. All our cruisers come with a telescoping tiller and trapeze lines. Hiking out on a SC20 is not only a lot of fun but also helps to stabilize the boat and increases your speed.
There is no denying the magic of classic boats. Their elegance and sound sailing characteristics bring about a reassuring message from the past, when craftsmanship was passed on from generation to generation. Until the entry of the modern day Scandinavian Cruiser 20 (SC20), classic boats were considered expensive and laborious, available to only to a niche market that could afford such luxuries. With the sleek lines of a 1930’s classic hull and a touch of a 2.4mR below the waterline, the SC20 br
Here is a sequence of photos of the SC20 sailed single-handedly by Nis Peter Lorentzen. These images give you a good idea of the responsiveness of the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 in a gust of wind. Try to keep the boat level by using the foot straps and hiking out. This will help to stabilize the boat and to keep her level, as a result you will pick up speed quickly. So much so that you can reach planing speeds pretty quickly in the SC20. Even though keel boats are not designed to plane the SC20 h
Max and Nis Peter Lorentzen daysailing the SC20 at the Larchmonth Yacht Club
Not too much - not too little. The SC 20 mainsail now comes with a new batten tension system, and a key. You simply turn the key to apply more or less batten pressure. The more pressure you put on the battens, the more automatic shape you get in the sail, which may help you in light air, but if you put on too much pressure it is much harder to get the sail to change sides when you tack. If you are into windsurfing you know what I am talking about. If the batten pressure is too loose, a batten ma
The lifting keel makes the SC20 both a fast and stable boat as well as a easy to launch and trailer daysailer.
The Scandinavian Cruiser 20 (SC 20) combines the charm of classical Skerry Cruisers with state-of-the-art technologies. They are created for sailors, who value elegant design as much as high speed and easy handling. Love at first sight. I came, saw... and was defeated!
During the design phase of the SC20 we considered to lift the keel from the mast, but we were concerned about the weight on the free-standing mast. It turned out that the mast is stiff enough.Here are the pictures of the new keel lifting system which is now supplied on all new boats, replacing the aluminum lifting boom.This can also be retro fitted to existing SC20's.
The Internet can be used by disgruntled people as a tool for revenge. This is a reality and we must accept it. We will respond professionally to all reasonable criticism, and reject any unfair attacks. We have witnessed an unfair attack on Scandinavian Cruisers, by our former distributor in Tampa, Florida, Jerry A. Twomey, Boat Fix USA, Inc. / Sailtime Tampa, Inc.
Two weeks ago many people took advantage of our offer to go test sailing with us at the Larchmont Yacht Club in New York. We had both the SC20 and the SD18 available to try out. And as you can see in the photos we had some beautiful days and some really good wind.See also videos here, here and here.
Tacking, jibing, hiking, planing, spinning out (twice), picking up winter moorings (twice!) and hitting bottom in the new Scandinavian Cruiser 20. In our defense...it was a very low tide and gusty off shore 30+ mph winds. Nevertheless we had a great time. Watch the uncut, RAW footage of Nis Peter Lorenzten and Haye Kesteloo sailing the SC20 in front of the Larchmont Yacht Club, NY
Picture a perfect fall day in the stunning boating community of Larchmont, New York. Add to that cenario the Scandinavian Cruiser 20, a very experienced sailor and a not so experienced one. The result? A guaranteed new member of the family of sailing enthusiasts!