Over the years, Per has established himself as a man of action and stingy with words, so we decided to shed more light on his story. It turned out that there is a lot of interesting things.
Per is a man of few words, but his actions speak for him. He recently sold a Seascape 18 and bought a 24. As one of the first owners of the Seascape 24, he took the boat straight from the shipyard. But he did not turn around and go straight home; his whole family was with him. They continued southwestward, crossed Tuscany and caught a ferry to Sardinia, where their destination was the Maddalena Archipelago.
“20 years ago, when I went here as a professional skipper on large cruise yachts, I told myself that I should come back here and sail on my own yacht. At a time when no one else thought about Seascape, this meant that you have to raise a lot of money, buy a big boat and have at least a year in stock to go on a trip to Mediterranean.
Big and probably completely unrealistic plans. But then Seascape came along! Almost the entire world is now available with this small trailer boat. If you can get there and there is water, maybe you can take a yacht there! “
Many Seascape sailboats have found their new home in Scandinavia and the reason is people like Per.
“I started sailing as a child, at the age of five. My uncle was a yachtsman and he convinced my father to buy a boat too. As a teenager I ran a sailing dinghy and got my first real yacht at 18, since then I have always had a boat.
I met Christian at the show, he showed me pictures of the Seascape 18, and then I thought it looked very good! I was looking for a yacht on which I could sail with my then four-year-old son. It immediately became clear to me that the Seascape 18 was perfect for this. A light, fast, fun and safe boat that invites you to go on an adventure.
Considering that yachting is more of a hobby for me and that I started out with a small dinghy, I didn’t want to buy an old, heavy (and therefore slow) keel yacht. The Seascape 18 offers almost the same feel as a sailing dinghy, without the risk of capsizing. The near-zero draft makes it ideal for getting close to beaches and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. “
The entire family of five spent eight days on board. Of these eight days, they only took refuge in the marina twice. They preferred to spend the rest of the nights at anchor in shallow bays with emerald water. When asked if his children shared his passion for sailing, Per replied:
“To be honest, kids love yachting more because they like it when we are all together. As much together as you can only be on a sailing ship. They love that their father is on cruise. “
“Almost the whole world is available with this small trailer boat. If you can get there and there is water, maybe you can take a yacht there! “
The Viking blood that flows in the veins of Per makes itself felt from time to time and cries out for battle. That’s why he takes his Seascape 24 to every regatta he considers a challenge worthy. Singles or twin crew races are very strong in the Baltic and North Seas, probably due to the successful combination of coastal and open waters and generally good wind conditions.
Per holds the record for Silverrudder speed races in Denmark in both Seascape18 and Seascape24 classes. With the Seascape 24, he also became a mini-division winner and was one of the fastest overall. He is a veteran of numerous Seascape and Jabuka competitions in the Adriatic. His love for Seascape has also contributed to his being now a Seascape dealer in Denmark.
“Considering that yachting is more of a hobby for me and that I started with a small dinghy, I didn’t want to buy an old, heavy (and therefore slow) keel yacht. The Seascape 18 offers almost the same feel as a sailing dinghy, without the risk of capsizing. Nearly zero draft makes it ideal for getting close to beaches and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. “
“The only question people ask me is the price, because everything else, like the versatility of the boat, is obvious. Sometimes I have to explain that these boats are not racing boats. To some, Seascape looks like extreme yachts, which is, of course, very wrong.
This is a family cruise yacht, just fast. We are seeing a paradigm shift. Cruise boats should not be heavy, slow and boring, but rather fast, light and enjoyable to sail. The ability to easily transport and launch, and the ability to anchor on the beach make the Seascape 24 the best cruising keel yacht on the market today.
Add to that the increasing popularity of solo regattas we’ve seen in recent years and you have a concept where the Seascape 24 is the perfect answer to all your sailing dreams (as long as you don’t want to get up while you sleep) “.
“To some, Seascape looks like extreme yachts, which is, of course, very wrong. This is a family cruise yacht, just fast. We are seeing a paradigm shift. Cruise boats should not be heavy, slow and boring; on the contrary, they should be fast, light and enjoy yachting. “
O seascape 24
The Seascape / First 24 is a modern answer to the traditional concept of “people’s boats”: a trailer with four crew berths, coastal orientation, launched from a slipway. We have unleashed performance that traditionally depends on the length and shape of the hull, allowing you to get to planing quickly even in light winds.
Fully foldable keel (centerboard lifts like a folding knife) makes it easier to lower the boat off the slip. The simple A-frame design allows the mast to be installed without a crane. These features of the boat give a completely new level of freedom in the development of the most remote places.
Four full berths are the main feature of the interior of the Seascape 24. A clever pull-out system ensures this size. Storage on the boat is based on a rational bag system borrowed from the Seascape 27. Of course there is room for a dry closet and a battery for the electrical system.
While the Seascape 24 is certified for coastal waters and has quite an impressive sail area, its simple deck layout and high hull stability allow solo or family crews to bring it as close to their full potential as possible.
She proved it by winning races from the Tag und Nacht regatta on Lake Zurich to the world’s largest single race, the 140 mile Silverrudder.
In 2018, Beneteau acquired the Seascape shipyard and launches these famous sailing dinghies under a new name:
Seascape 14> First 14
Seascape 18> First 18
Seascape 24> First 24
Seascape 27> First 27