The years under our ownership from 2014 Saphir has been having full service with storage in temperete and dehumidification system storage hall every winter (15 Aug- 15 June) by Orust Yacht Service in Sweden. We have only sailed her during vacation period and then she was out of the water during 10 months. In the service regular maintinance like shifting of oil and impellers, polylish and paint below waterline, etc are included. More information about the yard can be find at


Main Upgrades 2014


New sail from Elwströms


EMS Mainsail 66,5 m2. Crusing Ocean Crosscut Hydranet HN 480

Furing Genoa 88,6 M2. Crusing Ocean Crosscut Hydranet HN 480

Furing Jib 30.5 m2. Crusing Ocean Crosscut Hydranet HN 480

All sails are in the thickest hydranet quality for long life and strength. All sails have UV protection in Acryl. Sailnumber of Saphir SWE 989 on the main and genoa. The main sail has 5 standing battens and the genoa has E-form to compensate the furling shape. Even the Furing jib has a thickness of 480.

Main Upgrades 2015


New Gennaker from Elwström, Radial Woven crusing Superkote 130, 191,2 m2

Spi-Soc Oxley 23m Funnel 66x45


Satellit telefon KVH V3IP and yachtrouter from Locomarine. (replaced by V30 in 2022)

All new antennas AIS, VHF, Navtex, Land WiFi and Sateliit antenna on aft pool.

New Navtex sailor 6004.




Main Upgrades 2016


New autopilot Raymarine 2x, direct drive units on roderkvadrant, one to pull and one to push, makes it a very strong. Seperate from all other systems. Remotecontrol. Old autopilot B&G remains as 2nd spare option


New main anchor ULTRA 60kg with ULTRA swivel in high alloyed stainless steel. Recommended was 45 kg but with this option it gives extra safety when achoring.



Main Upgrades 2017


New custom made hardtop to improve safety and comfort in cock pit. Dressed with teak on outside and typical Orust craft man skills decoration on inside, skylights and 10 dim spot lights on inside. Solpanel on roof top. New canvas extention in marine blue.


New Raymarine navigation. Plotter eS127 12.1 HybridTouch MFD in cockpit, RMK-10 Tangentbord, a65 5.7 MFD WiFi at navigation place, Radar RD418 4kw HD digital color on new pole on aft deck, 4 x new I70s GA instuments on disply at entrence, I70s GA in aft cabin, I70 s GA and p70s GA and RMK-10GA remote unit on stering piedestal, D800/P17 and P120 hullspeed, deepth and water temp. New AIS950 class A, Wind direction and speed also connected to autopilot. New AIS 950 GPS antenna, Night and front camera CAM210 IP. Active AIS Splitter 100, Old Furuno Nevnet 3D plotter and radar remains with upgrade. Two totaly seperate navigation and radar systems adds to security.


Removable solarpannel Victron monocrystal 190W (totalt of 3x190W) and Silent wind 24 V generator 450W on new stainless steel aft pole.

Upholstery new 2017 in saloon, nav table and aft cabin with Marine blue with small yellow/gold crowns. Name of textil Orust.

Main Upgrades 2018

New standing rigg (change of rodwire and wire shroud and stay)

New custom made cock pit table with foot support

New Raymarine computer to mamba drive autopilot (spare pilot) 

New Raymarine VHF 25W (new Ray 90 VHF) cock pit with new loudspeaker and one at navigation seat

New nightvision Flir M200, placed on starboard top spreder on mast

New monitor for energy consumption Simarine Pico monitor

Installation of fixed pump to change oil (12 liters) in main engine


Main Upgrades 2019
New liferaft, viking Resc Pro 6 pers on aft under davits, hydra release
Adding 2 more Victron monocrystal 190w solarpanels (total 570w)
Racar 2x900 dieselfilter to keep diesel clean. Sirculation pump, one 30micron filter and 10 mic
New Locomarine router to handle wi-fi from land, mobil or satellit.
Small bathing platform for easier docking with dinge.
Replaycement of enginee room fan and adding a second one.

Upgrades 2020

SSB/HF Radio ICom M802 with pactor 4 modem and own GPS antenna.
All new halyard
New Mastervolt Combimaster 24V/3000VA-60A (230v) charger/inverter (changed next year)
Uplight on mast
New binimi over aft deck
New bowsprint, combined for genacker and anchor holding.
New Lewmar Ocean main sail sheet
New large cooler in kitchen
Grinding of the teak desk. As new Van Dam put 15mm teak deck (today Hallberg rassy is using 9mm on new boats). This will be the first time the deck will be grinding. Estimation is that it is still will be some 9-10mm left after the grinding.

Upgrades 2021

New 3 domestic batteries Mastervolt MLI Ultra 24/5500 Heavey Duty
New Mastervolt generator Alfa compact 28/150 VP on mail enginee to charge the batteries.
New Mass combi Pro 24/3500-100

Upgrades 2022

New watermaker Spectra Newport 400c, new location outside enginee room
New Satellite phone KVH V3O ("old V3IP KVH from 2015 canceled operations by end of 2021 from KVH)
Iridium GO to cover when KVH has no cover in the Pacific sea.
New hull paint to keep during circumnavigation
New washing and dryer machine by Bosch
Furuno plotter C-map  New Wide:North-West European coasts, West European coasts, Central Amercia and Caribbean, Mega Wide: Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.
Raymarine Navionics New 28XG UK, Ireland and Holland, 46XG Europe Central and West, 30XG Africa and Middle East, 4XG Mexico, Caribbian and Brazil, 14XG Pacific Islands, 12XG Australia and New Zealand.
New cooker hood Dometic CK 400
New Portable cooler/freezer Dometic CFX 40 Professional, extra during ocean passage.
New tender Highfeild Classic 340 in light gray and Hypalon fabric
New outboard engine Yamaha 15 hkp
New sail covers to genua and the staysail in dark blue.
4 Ocean singal MOB 1.
New windless Lofrans Falcon 24v/1700w