The Spacesailer 22 is a 22-foot (6.7m) long fibreglass yacht designed by local naval architect, Kim Swarbrick, in the 1970s.
The SS22 was designed for high performance racing whilst at the same time providing simple and spacious accommodation for cruising at a reasonable cost. Today, there are over 50 SS22′s still in use in WA including over 20 at South of Perth Yacht Club. SS22′s are an ideal entry level yacht, priced from $5000-$8000 depending on age, refits, sails and extras. The yacht is easily sailed by a skipper and one crew when cruising.
A crew of four is required for optimum racing performance. The SS22 fleet participate regularly in Saturday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, and winter racing events where competition is keen but good natured. Friendly advice and assistance for novice skippers and crew is available from experienced people within the fleet.
A single design racing yacht or short-range cruiser.
For those interested in cruising, the standard interior layout includes four berths, sink, ice box and pop-top giving full headroom over most of the cabin area, making it a good short-range cruising yacht. An outboard of 2-6 HP is commonly used for auxiliary propulsion.