|Who we are
We are a group of S&S Swan owners and we want to share
the knowledge of these magnificent and very strongly built boats
with other people.
"S&S Swan Association" is a non profit, stand-alone
organization. To be become an Association Member you have to be
a Sparkman & Stephens designed Swan owner.
If you are, please join us.
We are going to put on our web site all the material we are able
to get from other Swan owners or lovers (Articles, Stories, Experiences,
Photographs, Plans etc.), so, if you have something which you did
not find on our pages, please, do not hesitate and send it to us,
we need it!
Honorary President, mr. Pekka Koskenkyla
Chairman, mr. Matteo Salamon
Advisor, mr. Stefano Cioni
Advisor, mr. Franco Henny
Olin Stephens talks about us
I have been thankful during recent years to have been able to see
the growing interest in many older boats including some of S&S
design, as I knew it in the years from 1928 until I retired gradually
between 1978 and 1980.
The earliest of all seem close to my heart because they were so
much the product of personal feeling and intuition.
As time passed I learned more and the office grew and the design
approach was more rationalized and, I hope, in some ways better
but, perhaps, a little less individual. I am especially grateful
for the activity of the Association in the way it has allowed me
to see again many of these boats and enjoy the aquaintance many
of the owners as protectors of my widespread family.
Nowhere has the warmth of feeling been deeper than in Italy. I think
of myself as fortunate in many, many ways. One of my happiest of
associations has been to frequently visit with new and old friends
in the old world, and to realize the activity and kindness in the
Italian branch of the S&S Association.
May I offer salutations and many thanks?
... I am really impressed at the site and at the work you are doing.
The information I found (on the website) was really quite important
in my desision to buy this boat.
I do most of my sailing single handed, and have had a Contessa 32
for the last twenty-odd years. Have always admired the 38, and when
one came up for sale last fall I checked the web and found the S&S
Swan Association. I think it was the enthusiasm for the boats that
comes across so clearly that made me decide to ask for a test-sail,
and that was it! Fair winds!
(e-mail signed, the author of this kind message is now the happy
new owner of Swante, a magnificent 1976 S&S Swan 38.)