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Nautor Swan 47

  • Model Year: 1977
  • Current Price: €125,000
  • Located in Malta, MT
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Boat Ref: 6985530

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 & Stephens 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 coachroof 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.

  • Builder: Nautor Swan
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Length: 48' 0"
  • Beam: 14' 0"
  • Displacement:
  • Min Draft:
  • Max Draft: 8' 0"
  • Ballast:
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine(s) Make: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: MD22A
  • Engine Year: 2001
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 3480
  • Fuel:
  • Water:
  • Holding:

Domestic Equipment


Force 10 stainless steel gas cooker with 3 burners and oven. (2010)

2 x large Camping Gaz bottles in sealed aluminium gas bottle holder in stern locker. Gas bottle holder vented to outside for any leakage.

Air cooled 12v DC refrigerator in galley area with new compressor and evaporator (2007).

2nd air cooled 12v DC refrigerator in starboard fwd side of main salon. Can be used as a freezer in cooler climates.(2004).

220vAC Microwave oven installed in lower galley cupboard to RHS of gas cooker. (2004)

Cooker exhaust fan.

Heads and showers:

2 hot and cold pressurized showers.

Heating and ventilation:

Eberspacher 4DL diesel fired hot air heater installed 2006.Main unit and exhaust pipe removed in 2008 as heating not required in Med. All pipework and wiring harness's left in the boat. Unit and parts removed are in storage at home.

12V fans for Calc cabins.

Dorade vents throughout.


CD/DVD player with speakers in saloon and cockpit. Speaker switch in in cupboard with CD/DVD player. (2007)

Philips 20? flat screen TV mounted at foot of starboard pilot berth in saloon. Mounted on hinged bracket to swing out of the way when passage making. (2007)


12v DC LED lighting throughout. Additional LED reading lights in all cabins.


Summary of accommodation:

8 berths in 2 cabins plus the saloon.

All interior joinery is of light grained teak of uniform appearance and colour, finished with a hand rubbed satin finish varnish. The varnish in the complete interior is in very good condition and has been maintained annually.

The sole boards are the original Nautor marine ply boards and are in very good condition.

Cream vinyl headlining with teak battening.

Quality Blue upholstery in saloon/forward cabin with new foam renewed in 2004. Same make Beige upholstery in aft cabin renewed in 2004 with new foam in 2009.

Blue canvas lee cloths for all sea berths.

Description of layout from forwards:

A spacious forward cabin with two folding berths. Stowage beneath berths.

Aft of forward cabin there are lockers to starboard. The forward heads are to port with hot and cold water, shower and more locker space.

Moving aft again, the main saloon has a large drop leaf dining table between the settees offering comfortable dining for eight. The table has a custom cover for protection when sailing. There is generous storage behind the seat backs and outboard of the settees there are sea berths and additional storage. Just forward of the table is the keel stepped mast enclosed in a teak box the same shape as the mast section. This is a rare option and finishes off the saloon.

On the starboard side aft of the settees, is a large forward-facing chart table with upholstered seat and adjacent switch panel. The seat has a vinyl cover for protection when sailing.

Opposite the chart table on the port side running either side of the passageway to the aft cabin, is the galley area with cooker, twin sinks, drying rack and fridge under a Formica topped worktop.

The aft cabin has a small double berth to starboard with a single berth to port. The generator is situated between the berths. There is a good array of stowage lockers. The aft heads is en-suite to the aft cabin with basin shower and hot and cold water and stowage lockers.

Safety Equipment

Safety Equipment:

6 man Avon life-raft in a cannister. Fixed on stainless steel frame which in turn is mounted on the companionway hatch garage.

Flare pack.

Horseshoe buoy

Dan-buoy with light.

Emergency steering gear.

Radar reflector on mast.

MOB recovery line and canvas belt.

First aid box. 8 Lifejackets.

Fire-fighting equipment:

Fire extinguishers throughout. (2021)

Fire blanket in galley.

Rig and Rigging

Nautor Aluminium alloy spars with keel stepped mast and two in-line spreader rig. 2 folding steps fitted at masthead and 2 folding steps fitted at mast goose-neck. Complete rig painted white Awlgrip. (2004)

Continuous rod standing rigging.

Main boom with slab reefing replaced. (1998) Reckmann furling forestay. (1998)

Reckmann staysail furler (2004).

Selden rod kicker boom vang.

Lazy jacks and Blue Packaway mainsail cover.

Kreuger original hydraulic backstay tensioner.

Dyneema check stays for use with staysail.

2 x Nautor aluminium spinnaker poles with mast track and associated equipment. Nautor jockey pole.

Genoa and staysail sheet tracks.

All running rigging is in very good condition. Removed, cleaned and stored ashore every winter. (2004)


Mainsail in heavy weight Dacron. Sobstad Triple stitched with 3 reef points. (2003)

Heavy 145% genoa. UK Sails. (1997 but still a good cruising sail)

Cruising genoa. High cut clew. UK Sails. (2014)

No 1 light Genoa. Dytec. Laminate/deck sweeper. Hardly used. (1998)

Staysail. Sobstad. Cut with shallow draft for use as a storm jib. (2003)

Symmetrical 1.0oz GP spinnaker in good condition.

Cruising chute. 0.75 oz. Little used. Sanders Sails (2003). Flown from stem-head.

Deck Equipment


1 x Lewmar 30 ST manual winch for furling lines (2004)

1 x Lewmar 40 2 speed manual winch for mainsheet.

2 x Lewmar 55 3 speed manual winch for Spin sheets/Check stays.

2 x Lewmar 66 ST 2 speed manual winches. Primaries. (1998). Replacing old coffee grinder system.

2 x Lewmar 48 3 speed manual winches for halyards.

2 x Lewmar 43 2 speed manual winches for control lines.

2 x Lewmar 40 2 speed manual winches for control lines adjacent to mast.

1 x Lewmar 44 ST 2 speed manual winch for main halyard.(2000)

2 x 9in Lewmar double handed winch handles.

Collection of 6 winch handles. Different makes/lengths.


Stainless steel Pulpit and Pushpit. Gate in pulpit for stern-to mooring Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with stainless steel wire.

Stainless steel side mounted boarding ladder with teak steps.(removeable) Teak cockpit table.

Stainless steel protective bars forward of mast and by main companionway.

Avon 2.6m rib in Avon bag. Very good condition.(2010) Complete with oars, pump anchor etc.

5HP Mariner 2 stroke outboard engine. Very good condition (2006). 1 fuel tank. Blue outboard engine cover.

Stainless steel Simpson Davits HL60S outboard engine crane. (2012)

Stainless steel 2.5m passerelle. Teak grill. Folds in half. Complete set of control lines.

Binoculars. 10 x 60

High powered torch with charger.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

Lofrans Albatross 1.5kw 12v DC electric anchor windlass, 10mm chain gypsy and rope drum. Foredeck plug for windless control handset.

Quick chain counter mounted next to helm position.(2009)

25kgs Delta main anchor with 80m of 10mm galvanised chain.

25kgs Danforth secondary anchor with approx. 30m nylon warp.

30kgs stainless steel CQR style anchor.

Mooring cleats forward and aft.

Warps and fenders.

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

Blue canvas sprayhood for mid companionway.(2014)

Blue canvas cover for liferaft.

Aft cockpit blue bimini (2014) with breakdown stainless steel frame extending from near boom end to stern rail.

Blue winch covers for all winches.

Blue covered cushions for all cockpit seats.

Suncover/boom tent. 2 covers that attach to each side of the mainsail packaway bag and then attach to the guard rails. This provides very adequate sun cover for the full length of the boom.

Blue canvas cover to protect rubber mast gaiter.

Blue wheel/chart plotter covers.


Hull, deck and superstructure construction:

The hull is GRP.

The deck is foam-cored GRP sandwich construction but is a single laminate with stainless steel backing plates under the deck fittings.

The side decks, coachroof, bridge deck and cockpit floor and seating are teak covered.

Keel and Rudder:

The ballast keel is a lead/antimony casting with stainless steel shoe and trailing edge.

The rudder is of foam-filled fibre glass, constructed with a high tensile stainless steel stock supported by 2 bearings


Engine and gearbox:

Volvo MD22A 61HP diesel engine with freshwater cooling via a raw water inlet and heat exchanger. (Engine fitted new 2001)

Reduction gearbox. 2.74:1

Propulsion and steering:

Max Prop 3 blade folding propeller.19in

PSS shaft seal.(2008)

Cable operated wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel wheel.

Maintenance & performance:

Engine hours ? 3480 as of October 2015 (no use since). Engine last serviced Oct 2015.

Timing belt and water pump replaced in 2013.

Cruising speed ? approx. 6.5 knots

Max speed ? approx. 7.5 knots

Fuel consumption at cruising speed ? approx. 2.4 litres per hour

Range @ cruising speed ? approx. 500 nm.

Bow thruster:

Sleipner Side Power SP75T (2003).


Paguro 3000 installed in noise reduction cocoon in aft cabin (2007)

Diesel single cylinder, 3Kw/220v output. ( Not operational. Requires attention)

Electrical System


Balmar engine mounted 100A alternator for charging services batteries and engine start battery. (2004) (rebuilt 2009)

Balmar Max Charge MC-614 Multi-stage voltage regulator. (2004)

Voltage Systems:

12vDC services with 220vAC ring main.

Victron battery monitor BMV-6025

Battery banks:

4 x Sealed 12v 105Ah deep cycle batteries wired in parallel to give 420Ah.(2017) 1 x

Sealed 12v 100Ah engine start battery. (2021) (Services and engine start batteries can be switched together for engine starting in emergency).

1 x 12v 75Ah generator start battery. (2014)

1 x 12v Optima Blue Top spiral wound dedicated Bow thruster battery (2021).

Battery Chargers:

Victron Phoenix Multiplus 12v/3000/120a combined inverter/charger. Powering TV/CD/DVD and other AC devices (2007). (The output is sufficient to run a medium sized microwave oven).

2 x 100W semi flexible Solar panels. Dedicated MPPT charge controller mounted in Nav station. The panels are fixed to the top of the bimini cover. The fixings are strong enough for high winds but also allows fast removal if required.(2014)

Shore Power:

220v AC Marineco shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in the accommodation.

25m 16a shore power cable.

Collection of shore power plug adapters.

Plumbing System

Fresh water and water heating System:

12v pressurized hot and cold water system with backup manual footpump system on each outlet.

Hot water heated by engine calorifier or by 220vAC immersion heater in 40litre insulated

hot water tank.


HP 12v DC watermaker producing approx. 25 litres per hour at maximum capacity (2004).

Remote control panel in galley

Manifold system to allow product water to fill any 1 of the 3 water tanks or an external container.

Bilge Pumps:

1 x 12v DC bilge pump in main bilge sump. (Major service 2021)
1 x manual bilge pump situated next to bilge sump under saloon sole.

1 x manual bilge pump situated in rear cockpit locker front to starboard of the helm.

1 x 12v DC emergency bilge pump.



Fuel capacity 210 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks

Fresh water:

Fresh water capacity 490 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.

Grey/black water holding tanks:

2 x grey water tanks for the 2 heads.

1 x Black water tank. (Black water tank not currently connected although the pipework andvalves are all installed).(2009)

Jabsco ITT marine toilets. Pumps changed several times.

Navigation Equipment

In cockpit:

Garmin GPSmap 4010 chart plotter installed in custom built stainless steel frame attached to the steering pedestal. Garmin chart for the whole of the Med. (S.Portugal to all Med. Coastlines, EU/N. Africa/Near Middle East). Original SD card plus a backup/daily use card.

AIS rcvr linked to chart plotter.

Garmin GHC10 Autopilot Display and Control

Whitlock rotary chain drive.

B&G Hercules Autopilot

4 x Garmin GMI 10 display heads displaying all speed,depth,wind and nav data. Data from

B&G sensors on NMEA I/F. In addition data passed to chart plotter.(2012) Danforth

Constellation compass, rebuilt 2004.

At the chart table:

Foruna Model 1623 radar. (2012)

Stand alone GPS, MLR FX312 XC (backup)

ICS Nav6 Plus Navtex

ICS Fax 2 Weather facsimile/Navtex system (not in current use). B&G 1000 display head.

12in LCD screen for PC

Communications equipment:

Icom VHF Marine IC-M503. (2004)

Icom handheld VHF. (2007)

ICOM R71E SSB Receiver (no longer used but working)


Matrix Galley gas alarm.

Eberspacher heating thermostat.


Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Malta.
  • ? 2021 Nicolle Associates