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1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

1974 Nautor Swan 41 for sale in Italy

A wonderful example of the Sparkman & Stephens Swan 41, ‘Something for us’ is ready for new owners to enjoy and sail her.

This 1974 Swan 41 was hull no.20 of 61 produced between 1973-1977. She has benefitted from continual maintenance throughout her life including a new Perkins 80Hp engine in 1990, extensive refit in 2007-2008 including an overhaul of engine and a new teak deck. In 2014 the electric system was replaced and Osmosis treatment which was undertaken in 2004.

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1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

Friday, February 15th, 2019
1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

1977 Nautor Swan 47 for sale in Malta

13mm Teak Deck new in 2012

‘Pulsar II’ is an S&S Nautor Swan 47 MK II and was the first hull with the Mk II interior. This gives her a larger saloon and slightly smaller aft cabin compared to her earlier sisters with her mast just forward of the saloon table instead of in the middle of the table. She was built in June 1977.

The Sparkman & Stevens Swan 47 is a very powerful sailing yacht with impeccable sea manners and performance, especially upwind. In her current configuration she is easily handled by 2 or more crew.

The Current owners purchased in Palma, Majorca in 2001. She was shipped to the UK via cargo ship and went immediately into a yard for professional work on the hull and the yacht in general. Over the next 2 years she was heavily refitted.

In 2004 the rig was un-stepped, all fittings removed and the aluminium tube painted in white Awlgrip. All mast fittings including the rod kicker were also painted. The mast was re-assembled and re-stepped after all rigging and electrics were checked and replaced as required.

The work was carried out at the Swan service centre, Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport.

Since then she has been continuously updated. In 2012 she had a new 13mm teak deck, new instrumentation including a chart plotter at the helm position in a custom built stainless steel frame, new anchor chain and a new cruising furling genoa in 2014.

The hull is original gel which is in very good condition. The coach roof and cockpit were painted in 2012 with white Awlgrip, 6 coats.

She was very successfully raced in 2003, achieving overall amateur winner of the Swan Europeans and 1st in class in JOG Cat 3 Class 1 summer series.

In 2004 she left the UK and was sailed to the Mediterranean. In 2005 she arrived in Malta and has been based in Malta since that date and has been updated every year with the concept of keeping her as original as is practical.

Every summer she has sailed to Greece and cruised the Ionian Islands and the Aegean Greek islands, returning to Malta in September for the winter ashore.

‘Pulsar II’ is currently registered with Small Ships Register, UK.

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1974 Sparkman & Stephens 34 for sale in Latvia

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
1974 Sparkman & Stephens 34 for sale in Latvia

1974 Sparkman & Stephens 34 for sale in Latvia

A Sparkman & Stephens 34 classic yacht  – a top design by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens fame.

GRP hull with renovated wooden top and cabin using woods such as Iroko, Kumaru, Jatoba and Merbau, this yacht has legendary sea-keeping qualities due to the design of its hull.

This Sparkman and Stephens yacht benefits from a 2,500 kg lead keel making it very sea-worthy and stable.  This particular yacht has had much refurbishment work over recent years.  Comes equipped with a full suit of sails and a larger-than-standard Beta Marine Kubota 28 bhp diesel engine with a recent new ZF gearbox (only about 30 hours use).

A highly sought-after design this yacht is well equipped with everything working as it should and is ready to sail.

This design was conceived as the perfect cruiser/racer to RORC specifications and production has recently been re-started in Australia.

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2007 Sparkman and Stephens Maxi 88 for sale in Greece

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
2007 Sparkman and Stephens Maxi 88 for sale in Greece

2007 Sparkman and Stephens Maxi 88 for sale in Greece

‘Centurion’ is a stunning example of the Sparkman Stevens designed Maxi 88. Built to the very highest standards of comfort and performance, she really is the perfect blend of classical design and modern engineering.

This 2007 Maxi 88 is powered by a 6-cylinder Caterpillar 3126 DITA turbo-charged 313hp diesel engine. Her shaft drive is powered by a Twin Disc MG 507 gearbox, and she also features a 3-blade Max Prop feathering propeller.

Her mast head cutter rig features aluminium mast and Sparcraft rod rigging. Her custom cut sails are each made from double ply Dacron cloth.

Centralised hydraulic systems for the 7x ST winches, windlass, furling gear and bow thruster; make sailing this Maxi 88 a breeze, further hydraulic systems also operate the tenderlift, auto pilot assisted helm, manual helm and tiller.

The aft of this 98ft Maxi provides luxurious accommodation for her guests, an incredibly spacious master suite boats a large centreline double bed and two separate bathrooms including a long bathtub.

Two further guest staterooms provide double/twin convertible berths, plentiful storage and each has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower.

The forepeak provides further accommodation for the crew with a double Captain’s cabin and second bunk cabin, there is also a crew mess and laundry.

The galley on this Maxi 88 is professionally equipped with high-end units from Miele and Hobart, including everything one could need from electric oven to espresso machine.

This Maxi 88 features a spacious saloon with sofa seating and coffee table to starboard and a dining area with table and 5 Cassina chairs to port. Also to port is a bar unit equipped with ice maker and sink. The deck saloon is equally luxurious providing a large varnished teak table with seating for 10 guests for al fresco dining. The deck saloon is fully sheltered by a GRP hardtop and awning.


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Classic Nautors Swan 47 for sale on The Solent, England

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Nautors Swan 47 for sale on The Solent, England

Nautors Swan 47 for sale on The Solent, England

Thinking about the Swan Europeans in The Solent this Summer, this could be the ideal boat.

The Sparkman and Stephens designed Nautors Swan 47 is considered by many to be the ultimate performance cruiser and the bench mark for all future Swan designs.

One of the true cruising classics of all time with 70 examples being produced from 1975 through 1984. This 1979 Swan 47 ‘Outrageous’ is available now as her owner has purchased his next Swan yacht.

‘Outrageous’ offers the proven Swan three cabin layout which sleeps six. Forward is a Vee Berth cabin which doubles as a sail locker with large storage bins under, simply hinge the berths down for sleeping. Forward of the saloon, to port, is the enclosed guest head and shower. Opposite to starboard is a large hanging locker.

There is an L shaped settee to port in the main saloon with a pilot berth outboard. The beautiful Swan folding table with storage center is midships with a settee to starboard and a second pilot berth outboard. This layout allows for comfortable crew accommodation during offshore passages. There are built in storage compartments behind and underneath the berths and settees.

The large navigation station is on the starboard side facing forward with the main electrical circuit panel outboard. The main companionway is midships leading out to the bridge deck.

To port is the Galley which gives passage further aft to the Master Stateroom.

The master stateroom benefits from a single berth to port for passage making, a companionway out to the cockpit midships and a small double berth to starboard.

The enclosed owners head and shower is on the starboard side.

‘Outrageous’ has been maintained to ensure that she is mechanically sound for her current owner who enjoys fast passage making and racing with his family and friends.

2015 maintenance includes antifoul and anodes (May 2015), spray hoods clean and waterproof and new fire extinguishers

Extensive sail wardrobe includes:
Racing main – good UK Halsey
Hood cruising man little use – good
190m spinnaker with snuffer – unused UK Halsey
One medium (0.75 oz) – older but good condition
One lightweight (0.65 oz) – older but good condition
No. 3 – recent but patched after storm damage UK Halsey
Trisail – unused
Storm jib – unused
Furling cruising Genoa with UV strip – UK Halsey
Medium Gennaker with snuffer – good used 3 times, UK Halsey
Staysail – old but bombproof

In 2013 her keel was removed and her keel sump and main bulkhead were rebuilt and improved chain-plates installed by a professional yacht maintenance company overseen by an experienced yacht surveyor.

Recent work also includes a mast out refit, where all spars were renovated and repainted. A new main and storm track fitted, new masthead lights, new standing and running rigging, removable inner forestay and new Furlex forestay furler.

This Swan 47 ‘Outrageous’ also benefits from new mattresses and covers (2014), racing / crew saloon covers and full set of white cruising covers, new cooker (2014), New fridge unit 4 years ago, new Victron 40Amp hi performance battery charger (2013), Inverter, Water heater replaced (4 years ago), full boat winter cover, Seacocks serviced (2014), new shaft seals (2013), Stainless steel gate sections for portside, EPIRB, and addition of black water tank.

Complete with Lodestar inflatable dinghy and 6 man canister liferaft.

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1976 Sparkman and Stephens Swan 41 just listed

Friday, April 12th, 2013

This true classic from the drawing board of Sparkman and Stephens, built by Swan in 1976, known as the Rolls Royce of sailing yachts.

1976  Sparkman and Stephens Swan 41 just listed

1976 Sparkman and Stephens Swan 41 just listed

‘Jonah’ is hull number 043 and first commissioned by a German, with the Mediterranean spec: tall rig and no teak decks (due to the heat). Currently on her third owner who has had her since 1993 and have done about 12,000 miles in onboard as a husband and wife team.

She is able to sleep 6 in two cabins and the saloon with one heads unit, with shower, salt flush toilet and sink. A fully fitted galley with: paraffin cooker and grill, sink, ice box and plenty of storage.

Currently lying in Northern France and awaiting her new owners.

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Nautor Swan 65

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Nautors Swan 65 is a floating masterpiece of sailing history.
Nautor Swan 65-009
After competing in the 1977 Whitbred race this yacht was impeccably restored to her original condition and has had constant care and many improvements since.

She is a perfect yacht for the connoisseur of classic Sparkman and Stephens and is truly stunning to behold.

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Beautiful 1966 Sparkman & Stephens 6 berth 36ft bermudan sloop for sale

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

S&S 36. Bermudan sloop. Lying Scotland


One of the best known names in yachting, the American firm of Sparkman and Stephens was started by brothers Rod and Olin Stephens in partnership with the successful yacht broker Drake Sparkman in 1929.

Their first great success was Dorade designed and built for Stephens Son to see the young business through the Great Depression and which won the Trans-Atlantic Race in 1931. Other great designs followed – Stormy Weather, Bolero and many more, currently some 2700 + designs to date.

This boat is one of 4 similar yachts built, all successful racers in their day, she is a very eye catching yacht with a remarkable performance that will give any modern yacht of her size a good run for her money.

Olin Stephens died earlier this year. (2009)

Sparkman & Stephens 36

Length on deck 36’
LwL 25’6”
Beam 9’6”
Draft 6’
Thames Tonnage 9TM
Part 1 UK register

Designed by Sparkman and Stephens.

Built by Port Hamble in 1966.

The design features a full keel, cut-away fore foot with a bustle under the short retrousse counter stern above the rudder. This was an advanced design in it’s day, an evolution between the earlier long keel and the modern fin and skeg.

Many would say that this stage of design evolution was probably the most satisfactory for a fast cruising yacht.

Mahogany planking, topsides splined and varnished and copper fastened to steamed oak timbers.
Heavy beam shelf. Unusually wide bilge stringer. The hull interior face is lined in ¼” ply through the cabin space.

External lead ballast keel. 3 bronze keel bolts pulled winter 2005/6, found good and replaced.

Yacht laid teak deck between varnished mahogany cover-boards and toe rails with stainless steel pull-pit and stanchions all round. New 07 guard wires.

Bronze stemhead fitting with twin chain rollers.
Bronze deck cleats and fair leads.

Varnished mahogany coach-roof with painted sheathed ply deck, full length varnished grab rails each side, fore hatch on the fwd end with dark Perspex opening lid.
5 dark perspex windows each side.

Varnished wave breaker carries the spray-hood, stainless steel hoops, front window.

Self-draining cock-pit well with teak laid seating as a continuation of the deck under the coamings each side and aft.

Large full depth locker to port contains sealed gas bottle locker, drained over-board, containing 2 bottles.
Locker aft.

The rudder stock and tiller emerging from the teak laid cock-pit sole so that the helmsman stands forward of the crew working the winches behind him affording better visibility. New cast bronze rudder heel fitting.

Bridge deck carries the modern compass offset to stbd of the entrance hatch.

Original bronze vertical action bilge pump in the bridge deck, refurbished and refitted.

Sliding hatch in a garage and tapered dark perspex wash-board to the cabin entrance.
Instrument display box across the sliding hatch.

In 2002 the hull was stripped to bare wood and recoated with 15 coats of Deksolje D1 and D2 to give an exceptionally fair finish. Taken back to bare wood again in 2005/6 and recoated with Deksolje.

Masthead sloop rig on keel-stepped alloy mast with new deck gaiter. Single spreaders.

Stainless steel rigging replaced in over-size in 1999 with s/s rigging screws to internal s/s chain plates, twin lowers and cap shrouds round single spreaders, single standing back-stay with wheel adjuster.

Fore stay on Stearn solid extrusion roller reefing system to a bronze stemhead fitting with twin chain rollers.

Slab reef alloy boom with new boom strut to eliminate the topping lift, kicker on a tackle. New main halyard on self-tail mast winch.

Mainsheet double-ended with twin anchor points spreads the loads along the boom – a short stainless steel horse on the coach-roof forward of the spray-hood with the tail led to a clutch alongside the sliding hatch and the main sheeting point to a car on a track aft of the cock-pit with jammer on the lower block. Second clutch alongside the hatch takes the spinnaker halyard.

Ingenious new retractable alloy bowsprit at the stem simplifies handling the asymetric spinnaker.

Pair of new Lewmar primary 2-speed self tail sheet winches + pair of smaller Barlow secondary self-tail sheet winches all on the cock-pit coamings.

New protective chromed strip along the top edge of the coamings.

Main halyard to a self-tail winch on the mast with a pair of halyard winches on the coach-roof either side of the mast with leading blocks at the mast foot.
Twin tracks each side on the side decks to take the headsails sheet leads.
Twin alloy spinnaker poles.
New geneker retractable alloy pole at the stem to take the new asymmetric spinnaker

New 2007 slab-reef mainsail by North Sails
New 2006 furling genoa by North Sails.
New 2008 asymmetric spinnaker by Quantum Sails
204 smal, slab-reef mainsail
New mainsail cover
Various old sails available incl. radial head spinnaker.

Volvo 28hp 3-cyl diesel installed on the centre-line to new 2008/9 centre-line 2-blade prop with single lever controls gives 6 knts.

During winter 2005/6 the engine was removed for a full rebuild and shop run. New valve springs fitted, valve guides okay, valves cleaned and lapped into seats. Crankshaft lapped up all sizes satisfactory. Big ends replaced with new shells.

(Standard) Main bearing shells satisfactory and put back. Pistons all satisfactory and replaced with new rings. New seals and joints throughout.

Gearbox drive splines found badly worn and recommended modifications carried out by fitting replacement drive flange.
Fuel injectors serviced.

Stern gland serviced and connecting rubber replaced. New flexible coupling fitted, propeller shaft checked for straightness and new cutlass bearing fitted. All rubber hoses replaced and engine refitted with new flexible mountings, alignment checked.

New 2003 shaft and stern gland.

2 x 12v deep cycle batteries on 12v circuits.

New 2003 21 gall. stainless steel fuel tank.

6 berths.
V-berths in fore cabin with head-room under the hatch on the fwd end of the coach-roof, lockers under.

Stbd off-set bulkhead aperture to port heads compartment with Baby Blake sea toilet (overhauled winter 2006/7), shower and hand basin drains to the WC.
Large hanging locker to stbd.

Bulkhead aperture to saloon cabin, mast against the fwd bulkhead.
Settee berths each side.
Pilot berth up behind the port settee.
Lockers up behind the stbd settee and lockers under both.

Fine, French polished saloon table folds away up against the mast.
Part bulkhead each side with s/s grab poles to;

Forward facing chart desk in the after stbd corner, the navigator sitting on the fwd end of the large quarter berth.

Port galley with new 2005 gimballed Plastimo s/s gas cooker with oven, s/s sink with pressurised H&C and salt water tap.

Top-loading cool box under the work-surface, recently relagged with 12v refridgeration unit vented into the large cock-pit locker. Good locker space under the galley, plate racks behind under the side deck.
Centre-line varnished mahogany engine box between with open steps above up to the cock-pit.

Calorifier tank behind the steps, heated from the engine.
Manual bilge pump.
Electrical control panels etc. on the bulkhead.

6’4” head-room in the cabin, white painted deckhead, varnished coamings, white painted ply bulkheads, varnished mahogany joinery and cabin sole.
All bunk cushions with new covers in 2004.
Approx 100 gall stainless steel water tank under the cabin sole, all fresh water pipe-work replaced in 2004.

Compass. New 2009 Tack Tick wireless depth/speed/wind
GPS interfaced with DMS radio VHF radio with emergency ariel

2006 Chart plotter with UK charts. Auto-pilot

6-man life raft. Flares

New 2009 fire extinguishers. Lifesling MOB system
Avon dinghy with oars. Yamaha outboard engine.
240v Honda generator Electric chain capstan on fore deck.
2 anchors and chain. Kedge anchor with chain and warp.

New spray hood, dodgers and life-raft cover. Fenders in socks.
Radar reflector Fog horn
Hand bearing compass Boat hook
Boarding steps. Pans, cutlery and crockery etc
Curtains. Winter cover with mounting hoops
Custom built winter cradle, breaks down for storage. New 2007/8 spray-hood on s/s hoops.

This yacht was in previous ownership for over 30 years, Admiral RN retd and very carefully and knowledgeably maintained with regular up-grades.

Sold to present Scottish owners in 2005 and moved north.