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Swan 48 Montana

Swan 48 Montana

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Sailing yacht “Montana” is an S&S Swan 48 and is number 28 of 46 models of this series built by Nautor’s in Finland from 1971 to 1975. The Nautor’s Swan yachts have always been called luxury class sailing yachts and are considered to be the safest and most beautiful in the world. The yacht, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, convinces by excellent sailing characteristics and her high comfort for the crew.
The ship is in an extraordinarily good condition and is still very close to the original design. There is also a new dinghy with 18 hp outboard engine available.

In contrast to modern ships, on which up to 10 berths can be chartered with this ship length, on the “Montana” you will find two exclusive cabins with two single berths and a wet room each, next to a large saloon.

For regattas and transatlantic crossings, an additional berth is available in the saloon. This is also a fully-fledged, exclusively usable berth with its own storage space. This berth enjoys great popularity especially on Atlantic cruises or in higher seas due to its location close to the turning point of the yacht. The “Montana” has a new Yanmar engine with 72 HP, which brings her safely to her destination even when the weather conditions do not allow sailing.

The yacht is equipped with the somewhat unusual heavy weather rig, which is characterized by a mast about 1m shorter than the light wind rig. On the regattas, this disadvantage is compensated by a corresponding rating. On Sailing Holidays and Atlantic Crossings it offers a higher level of safety.

 

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Montana

A wide range of sailing events is offered on SY Montana: Sailing Holidays-Cruising,  Regattas-Racing and Atlantic Crossings.

Although the “Montana” is not a typical training ship, the training and further education of our guests play a significant role. Every event on Montana increases the sailing abilities of the other sailors. The skipper Markus Bocks has already proven his competence as a sailing instructor at a German sailing school, and thus you can combine the useful with the pleasant and expand your experience on a Sailing Holiday or Atlantic Crossing. In particular, taking part in a regatta leads to expanding your own skills. During a regatta many sailing manoeuvres are practised, you get to know the potential of the ship and gain the self-confidence in making the right decisions even in highly dynamic situations.

You can find more details about the S&S Swan 48 at classicswans.org.

What is included and excluded?

Costs for arrival, transfer and way back as well as all payments on land are not included in the price and have to be paid by the participant. Typical board cash is about 100 to 150 EUR per week. It depends on how often we cook onboard and how often we eat out. 20 EUR per person will be charged for final cleaning, fuel consumption and gas consumption. This will be paid on the spot directly to the skipper.

For bookings, up to 6 months before the trip a 10% early bird discount will be applied.

Dates and number of guests

Dates of check-in and check-out could be adjusted a little upon consultation.

– Sailing holidays with maximal 4 guests
– Regatta’s with maximal 5 guests
– Atlantic crossings with maximal 5 guests

The interior

The interior of the Swan is made of fine wood. The ship has two separate cabins for two persons each, each with a washroom.

A large saloon with two additional berths as well as a galley and navigation area is located in the middle of the ship.

 

 

Sailing holiday

During a sailing holiday or cruising, the emphasis is on stress-free sailing. Sailing holidays are available in the Caribbean from January to May and in Europe from June to October.

As skipper and host, Markus Bocks is on board Montana. These holidays are also suitable for sailing beginners. On these sailing holidays, the basics of sailing are taught and, if desired and with the appropriate knowledge of the guests, more, such as sailing under spinnaker.

These sailing holidays are usually planned in such a way that the sailing distance can easily be covered in the time available. Therefore the individual wishes of the guests can be accommodated with regard to port or anchor stops.

Markus Bocks has been sailing in the Caribbean for over 6 years. He knows the most beautiful beaches, harbours, restaurants, anchorages and shore excursions.

Regatta’s

The S&S Swans were also designed as regatta yachts and it is a pleasure to continue this tradition with Montana. There are still some S&S Swans 48’s to be found on the regatta courses today. However, some of them have already been heavily rebuilt for regatta use. Montana, however, is still very close to the original design. The resulting performance disadvantages are compensated by a corresponding rating.

On regattas, the execution of sailing manoeuvers take an important role and will be trained accordingly. Teamwork and timing of the manoeuvers in a dynamic environment will be improved and the sailing limits of ship and crew will be experienced. Needless to say, the safety for crew and ship is always the focus in all the action.

Atlantic Crossing

An Atlantic crossing is a completely different sailing experience. The Atlantic crossings with SY Montana are aimed at sailors who already have sailing experience. Furthermore, guests must be aware of what to expect. Before booking, a longer telephone call or even a personal meeting of the skipper with the potential sailors takes place. Here it is to be determined whether the expectations of the potential fellow sailors coincide with the conditions to be expected. After all,  an Atlantic crossing can last up to three weeks.

The gain of sailing knowledge on such travels pertains to planning and controlling resources (e.g. catering, fuel, but also human resources), as well as navigation, weather planning, and communication. Furthermore, it is to consider that you are on your own on an ocean passage for a long time and that is why you have to be self-sufficient when unexpected problems emerge.

As already mentioned, SY Montana is a Swan 48 and therefore designed and built for exactly this way of sailing. Moreover, it is also specifically equipped for it, which has been proven by an executed certification by SeeBG (German certification authority for ships).

You will be is in a small area with partly strangers for a long time and additionally, you may be physically challenged. If the team is right, this is an outstanding positive sailing experience for every sailor.

Markus Bocks

In sailing circles, it is often said that “sailing is the most expensive way to travel uncomfortably” – I think, it is one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy nature.

Nowadays a sustainable approach to the environment should also take an important role for leisure activities and vacation. Therefore, I have adopted the motto “leave nothing but footsteps, take nothing but pictures” from the USA and want to implement it on our travels. Nature is fragile and at the same time it is the basis of life for all of us. It should be a matter of course to protect it.

A sailing trip is an extraordinary opportunity to meet people and make new friends. But it is also a situation in which, at the beginning, strangers find themselves in a confining space. This can only work if you respect each other’s privacy and treat your fellow sailors with courtesy and respect. This approach is encouraged by me.

Markus Bocks, owner und skipper of SY Montana

Skipper Markus Bocks has many years of experience as a professional skipper and he is in the possession of the highest-ranking sailing licenses (Yachtmaster Ocean, Sporthochseeschifferschein). Safety always comes first for him. He has the experience of several Atlantic crossings and has been offering sailing events in the Caribbean for six years, that’s why he knows the most beautiful islands and beaches. Of course, he is also familiar with the English Channel and the European Atlantic Coast. Additionally, he has regatta experience and can show you how to sail a boat faster.

1999 – Sport boat licence sea, sailing licence BR
2003 – Sports coastal license
2008 – Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
2009 – Sports Ship Licence SSS, Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence
2010 – Sailing instructor
2014 – SHS sports ocean vessel licence

Markus Bocks has over 40.000 NM sailing experience, among others
2013 – Atlantic crossing South Africa – Cape Verde 6000 NM
2013 – Atlantic crossing with the ARC+ 2200 NM
2018 – 2019 Atlantic Round: West/East, East/West
since 2014 Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, Atlantic, Europe

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Montana

A wide range of sailing events is offered on SY Montana: Sailing Holidays-Cruising,  Regattas-Racing and Atlantic Crossings.

Although the “Montana” is not a typical training ship, the training and further education of our guests play a significant role. Every event on Montana increases the sailing abilities of the other sailors. The skipper Markus Bocks has already proven his competence as a sailing instructor at a German sailing school, and thus you can combine the useful with the pleasant and expand your experience on a Sailing Holiday or Atlantic Crossing. In particular, taking part in a regatta leads to expanding your own skills. During a regatta many sailing manoeuvres are practised, you get to know the potential of the ship and gain the self-confidence in making the right decisions even in highly dynamic situations.

You can find more details about the S&S Swan 48 at classicswans.org.

What is included and excluded?

Costs for arrival, transfer and way back as well as all payments on land are not included in the price and have to be paid by the participant. Typical board cash is about 100 to 150 EUR per week. It depends on how often we cook onboard and how often we eat out. 20 EUR per person will be charged for final cleaning, fuel consumption and gas consumption. This will be paid on the spot directly to the skipper.

For bookings, up to 6 months before the trip a 10% early bird discount will be applied.

Dates and number of guests

Dates of check-in and check-out could be adjusted a little upon consultation.

– Sailing holidays with maximal 4 guests
– Regatta’s with maximal 5 guests
– Atlantic crossings with maximal 5 guests

The interior

The interior of the Swan is made of fine wood. The ship has two separate cabins for two persons each, each with a washroom.

A large saloon with two additional berths as well as a galley and navigation area is located in the middle of the ship.

 

 

Cruising

Sailing holiday

During a sailing holiday or cruising, the emphasis is on stress-free sailing. Sailing holidays are available in the Caribbean from January to May and in Europe from June to October.

As skipper and host, Markus Bocks is on board Montana. These holidays are also suitable for sailing beginners. On these sailing holidays, the basics of sailing are taught and, if desired and with the appropriate knowledge of the guests, more, such as sailing under spinnaker.

These sailing holidays are usually planned in such a way that the sailing distance can easily be covered in the time available. Therefore the individual wishes of the guests can be accommodated with regard to port or anchor stops.

Markus Bocks has been sailing in the Caribbean for over 6 years. He knows the most beautiful beaches, harbours, restaurants, anchorages and shore excursions.

Racing

Regatta’s

The S&S Swans were also designed as regatta yachts and it is a pleasure to continue this tradition with Montana. There are still some S&S Swans 48’s to be found on the regatta courses today. However, some of them have already been heavily rebuilt for regatta use. Montana, however, is still very close to the original design. The resulting performance disadvantages are compensated by a corresponding rating.

On regattas, the execution of sailing manoeuvers take an important role and will be trained accordingly. Teamwork and timing of the manoeuvers in a dynamic environment will be improved and the sailing limits of ship and crew will be experienced. Needless to say, the safety for crew and ship is always the focus in all the action.

Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Crossing

An Atlantic crossing is a completely different sailing experience. The Atlantic crossings with SY Montana are aimed at sailors who already have sailing experience. Furthermore, guests must be aware of what to expect. Before booking, a longer telephone call or even a personal meeting of the skipper with the potential sailors takes place. Here it is to be determined whether the expectations of the potential fellow sailors coincide with the conditions to be expected. After all,  an Atlantic crossing can last up to three weeks.

The gain of sailing knowledge on such travels pertains to planning and controlling resources (e.g. catering, fuel, but also human resources), as well as navigation, weather planning, and communication. Furthermore, it is to consider that you are on your own on an ocean passage for a long time and that is why you have to be self-sufficient when unexpected problems emerge.

As already mentioned, SY Montana is a Swan 48 and therefore designed and built for exactly this way of sailing. Moreover, it is also specifically equipped for it, which has been proven by an executed certification by SeeBG (German certification authority for ships).

You will be is in a small area with partly strangers for a long time and additionally, you may be physically challenged. If the team is right, this is an outstanding positive sailing experience for every sailor.

About your skipper

Markus Bocks

In sailing circles, it is often said that “sailing is the most expensive way to travel uncomfortably” – I think, it is one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy nature.

Nowadays a sustainable approach to the environment should also take an important role for leisure activities and vacation. Therefore, I have adopted the motto “leave nothing but footsteps, take nothing but pictures” from the USA and want to implement it on our travels. Nature is fragile and at the same time it is the basis of life for all of us. It should be a matter of course to protect it.

A sailing trip is an extraordinary opportunity to meet people and make new friends. But it is also a situation in which, at the beginning, strangers find themselves in a confining space. This can only work if you respect each other’s privacy and treat your fellow sailors with courtesy and respect. This approach is encouraged by me.

Markus Bocks, owner und skipper of SY Montana

Skipper Markus Bocks has many years of experience as a professional skipper and he is in the possession of the highest-ranking sailing licenses (Yachtmaster Ocean, Sporthochseeschifferschein). Safety always comes first for him. He has the experience of several Atlantic crossings and has been offering sailing events in the Caribbean for six years, that’s why he knows the most beautiful islands and beaches. Of course, he is also familiar with the English Channel and the European Atlantic Coast. Additionally, he has regatta experience and can show you how to sail a boat faster.

1999 – Sport boat licence sea, sailing licence BR
2003 – Sports coastal license
2008 – Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
2009 – Sports Ship Licence SSS, Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence
2010 – Sailing instructor
2014 – SHS sports ocean vessel licence

Markus Bocks has over 40.000 NM sailing experience, among others
2013 – Atlantic crossing South Africa – Cape Verde 6000 NM
2013 – Atlantic crossing with the ARC+ 2200 NM
2018 – 2019 Atlantic Round: West/East, East/West
since 2014 Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, Atlantic, Europe

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