|Year of production||1956-1964|
|L.o.a. (m)||7.25 - 7.80|
|Freeboard front (m)||0.90|
|Freeboard aft (m)||0.70|
|Number of boats||800 - Svanö u. Bergö|
The Svanö was the third self-developed boat of the Örnmaskiner shipyard. Originally she was presented as a Kabinbåt and listed in the shipyard's lists. During the construction period, the Svanö underwent several major modifications. The Svanö was a very popular boat in Scandinavia, where most of the boats were sold. Some boats were also exported to the USA and fitted with twin engines for the US market.
The Bergö was actually just a later version of the Svanö. The boat owes its name to Gösta Berg, the largest retailer and pioneer in the water sports sector at the time.
Production manager Tage Truedsson always resisted the Svanö/Bergö distinction. For him, all ships of this type were Svanös. Even in the shipyard's books, ships of this type are listed either as Kabinbåt or as Svanö. It is therefore not clear from the serial number whether it is a Svanö or Bergö.
The design of all Svanös was by Einar Runius.
The Bergö was produced at a time when coloured hulls became fashionable. Instead of the classic white or clear varnished hulls, the ships were now delivered in blue and green pastel shades or even black. The photos show, for example, a Bergö with a pastel blue hull. Especially the King's Cruiser was offered in a wide range of colours.
As with the Sea Chaser (Solö Ruff), there was the problem with the Svanö/Bergö name for international sales. So the ship was also sold as Baltic 24 (Svanö) or Express Cruiser (Bergö).
Head of production Tage Truedsson always resisted the Svanö/Bergö distinction. For him, all ships of this pattern were Svanö. Also in the shipyard's books ships of this type are listed either as Kabinbåt or Svanö. It is therefore not clear from the serial number whether it is a Svanö or Bergö.
For identification of the type, the following matrix shall supply with a few pointers (Note: This information is not conclusively confirmed! Feedback on details or corrections is requested):
|No. of cylinders||4||4||4||4||4|
|Engine output (kw/(HP))||33 - 41/|
(45 - 56)
|37/(50)||37 - 63/|
(50 - 85)
|46 - 74/|
(63 - 100)
|34 - 50/|
(46 - 68)
* All variants of this engine