1952 Francois Carmatte – built by A. Chiesa in Cannes
Full restoration at Robbe & Berking Yard, Flensburg, 2018 – ready to race
New measurement certification
Restoration: – removing the rudder and the lad keel – changing some planks on topsides – replacement of stem, wooden keel and rudder stem – replacement of wooden frames from keel to waterline and from rudder to foreside of mast, integrated with new floors – new planks from keel to plank 7 – build in of four ringframes – cover all wooden surfaces outside with five layers of epoxyprimer by fairing and board sanding – fastening the lad keel under the boat with new stainless bolds – build in the new rudder (plywood/glasfibre) with modern bearings – new mast structure to take away the shroud loads from the vessel – turnbuckles under deck – new deck-layout with modern fittings (Harken/Ronstan) – refit of original main and genoa winches
Equipment: – two aluminiummasts with rodrigging – cradle – several laminated sails (used), 5 spinnaker – carbon spinnakerpole
History :May Be IV, S2, was designed by Tore Holm and built built by Abrahamsson & Börjesson in Stockholm of the best materials with no expenses spared for the Six Meter racing legend & innovator, the ship owner Sven Salén. Under his personal sail number S2 Salen had introduced the symmetrical spinnaker as well as the genoa foresail on previous Six Meters he had sailed. May Be IV was built for the 1936 Kiel Olympics in mind, Salén was selected and finished third in the fierce and aggressive pre-war competition.
May Be IV is a representative of the classic six meters at the aesthetic and competitive heyday of the class before the WWII, when the Six Meters were at their leanest. MBIV is 11,62 long and 1,78 m narrow – after her, the minimum width was increased to 1,8m. As they say, she is mean, lean and built like a Stradivarius:) Is Svea, the longest and sleekest J-boat in the history, designed also by Tore Holm in 1937, May Be IV’s big sister or kid sister?