I have been onboard the vessel in February and May 2016. I have current pictures.
MARGAUX was maintained by an experienced Swan captain. During the past years the yacht has been in private use and for charter based at Mallorca.
The SWAN 65 is one of the best known designs by Sparkman & Stephens and a legend. This is hull number 8 of a total of 41 of these fine boats built over a 17-year period.
The design became famous after the Swan 65 SAYULA´s victory in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973. These yachts are known for their superior hull strength, control in any sea state, sea kindly sailing characteristics and fine turns of speed, the Swan 65 is a timeless classic.
MARGAUX was comprehensively refitted between 2011/12 in Germany and upgraded with new teak deck, new electrics, new lighting system, new plumbing, new electric toilets, air-conditioning refitted, generator refitted, new dish washer, new washing machine, new dinghy, etc. For easier manoeuvring she has a powerful Bowthruster. She is well equipped.
MCA Small Commercial Certificate, was valid until May 2016.
Mallorca Charter license, needs renewing 2016.
I have been onboard the vessel in February 2016. I have current pictures.
MARGAUX is maintained by an experienced Swan captain. During the past years the yacht has been in private use and for charter based at Mallorca.
The legendary Swan 65 is one of the best known designs by Sparkman & Stephens. Known for their superior hull strength, control in any sea state, sea kindly sailing characteristics, and fine turns of speed, the Swan 65 is a timeless classic.
Originally built as ANNA OF THE SEA, later as XARGO III, this vessel competed in the Whitbread Round the World Race 1981-2 and placed 6th. Other Swan 65’s had competed in two earlier Whitbread Races with great success, including winning the first race and a second place in the second race.
In more recent years the Swan 65 has become renowned as a fast and most comfortable cruising yacht. They are equally suitable for private, family use or for charter. Yet, they may still be raced with great enjoyment and some success, particularly at such events as The Nioulargue, Antigua Race Week and the Swan Regattas.
Since her success in the Whitbread Race, the yacht has changed hands a number of times. Each owner has maintained and updated her, including a refit in England 1990, and further refurbishing in 1993.
Following the sale by me (Simon Turner) in 2002 to the former British owner “Nittan II” received an extensive refit Silvers Marine, on the Clyde River in Scotland, in Scotland, in the hands of expert Shipwrights.
In 2008 she received further updates including fresh hull paint done in the south of France.
After sale to current ownership the yacht had a Total refit 2011/12 in Germany.This owner spent more than 500.000 Euros for new teak deck, new electrics, new lighting system, new plumbing, new toilets, overhauled air-conditioning, engine was taken out and checked, refitted generator, new dish washer, new washing machine, new dinghy etc.
HULL and DECK
The hull is constructed in single skin GRP
Lead and Antimony fin keel
Skeg rudder with stainless steel stock
Hull was faired and painted, 2 coats of under-coat and 3 coats Awlgrip blue in 2008.
Dark blue strips in Awlgrip (2007)
Destroyer type wheel with elk hide.
Chain and sprocket steering connected to cables turning a quadrant (All serviced 2012).
Deck in GRP sandwich construction
New teak deck in 2012.
Stainless steel stanchions and lifeline gates.
Pulpit and pushpit.
Cleats and fairleads at bow and stern.
Ventilated gas locker.
Opening hatches in all cabins, galley and saloon.
Large “old Lofrans” electric windlass, mounted on deck –control at helm and a wired handheld unit at fo’c’sle.
2 x s/s bow anchor rollers.
Bow locker for fender storage.
Large cockpit locker portside with access to steering.
Locker to starboard and two smaller lockers.
2 x Antal W70 two-speed electric genoa sheet winches (2002), set on coaming aft by helm.
Lewmar coffee grinders and Custom primary winches
1 x Lewmar 48ST main sheet
2 x Antal W48 winches, electric (trimming, genoa furler)
Volvo Penta TAMD41 150hp
(believed approx hours 3155. Approx 1500 hours since refit in 2012.)
Fresh water cooling
Engine given a full overhaul 2011.
Oil pressure, water temp, alternator alarms
Emergency engine and generator fuel shut-off
Emergency engine and generator seawater shut offs
Racor fuel filters (2),
Water strainers (2),
3 blade Feathering Max Prop propeller.
Teleflex throttle control at helm.
Cruising Speed: 8.5 kts @ 2700 rpm
Maximum Speed: 9 kts. @ 3200 rpm
All Sea cocks and thru-hulls checked and serviced 2012.
BOWTHRUSTER – tunnel type Bowthruster, controls at helm.
GENERATOR - Fisher Panda 8KVA diesel generator (2008) approx 1050 hours.
AIR CONDITIONING - Cruisair air con controllers for each cabin, (2003) Refit 2011/12
ACCOMMODATION and VESSEL WALKTHROUGH:
The interior offers a fine example of Nautor Swan’s fastidious workmanship.
Starting forward, the focsle is fitted with a V-berth (stowage under), and lockers. It is primarily used as crew quarters, and also incorporates the clothes washer-dryer. There is a VHF handset, and the handset for the windlass control fitted here. Bowthruster unit under bed
Next aft are 2 mirror image guest cabins with forward facing upper and lower bunks. Upper bunks in each cabin are convertible to double beds. Each cabin has a fold down desk, a ladder to the deck, deck prism and an overhead hatch.
Each guest cabin has its own ensuite head, with sink, shower, and electric head.
Next aft is the large and comfortable main saloon with a U-shaped settee surrounding the large teak dining table to port and a straight settee opposite and to starboard.
Forward to starboard is a Waeco wine fridge.
The Alcantara covered soft furnishings were new. Over-head linings have also been renewed and low voltage Xenon lighting installed throughout all the accommodations.
The saloon has been modified from original – the settees have been moved outboard and pilot berths removed. During her recent refit the salon has been equipped with a Toshiba 37 inch plasma TV (on forward bulkhead) and Sony surround sound system. On the aft bulkhead is displayed her 6th place Whitbread Round the World plaque.
Worthy of note is the full width, “keyhole” bulkhead between the saloon and chart area / galley – this helps to provide the additional rigidity of hull structure that Swan’s have become world renowned for.
The galley is U shaped and to port – she has the open style galley and her work surface tops are black. It is equipped with a Force 10, 4 burner, stove facing outboard, double stainless sinks aft, and top loading and front opening fridge and freezer forward, as well as plenty of galley storage as you would expect on a yacht of this stature.
Opposite the galley to starboard is the navigation station which is large, has ample room for electronics and is provided with a full size, forward facing chart table. Chart stowage above. Locker aft of nav seat with gen set start panel. Wet locker aft of nav area.
Entering through the bulkhead door, aft of the nav station, takes us to the Owner’s cabin, which has the Owner’s berth to port, (originally a small double but now widened to provide a full Queen size bed). Opposite on starboard is a single berth that provides a comfortable area to lounge and can also be used as an additional passage berth when required.
There is a seat between the beds with a locker behind. Desk and lockers forward to starboard, and a locker on the centreline forward. A spacious ensuite head, with shower, bath tub, sink and vanity completes the comfortable Owner’s stateroom.
All door handles, light fittings, faucets and bathroom fittings are new from 2012.
Bedding, towels and general domestic items all included.
2 x Stainless steel sinks
Grunert 24v 1 compartment freezer
Grunert 24v 2 compartment top and front opening refrigerator with 1 plate
AEG mini dishwasher
Force 10, 4 burner gas stove with oven and broiler
Delonghi coffee machine
Trepol extractor over locker
Cutlery, dinnerware, pots, pans, glassware and utensils
Bosch washer-dryer machine – in focsle.
Sani Marine electric SFA heads
Pressurized fresh water system. 2,8 bar
Manual fresh water system.
Large Capacity Water heater (220v and engine).
Three (3) interior showers - low water consumption shower for master cabin and 2 new, additional showers forward.
4 x Electric auto/manual bilge pumps (2008)
3 x High water alarms
2 x Manual bilge pumps
All new electric panel (and much wiring) 2011/12 by Blue Sea Systems.
24v DC, 12v DC and 220v AC systems.
Generator start batteries.
2 KW inverter
12 volt house battery bank (2012)
2 x 24 volt house battery bank (2012)
Mastervolt chargers (regulators), 2 x Mastervolt Inverters, Mastervolt transformer
2 x Engine batteries (2012)
30 amp shore power cord
Majority of wiring replaced 2003 and some 2011
Note: 12v and 24v house batteries fitted in a custom box made 2002.
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
Raymarine Autopilot 6001 ST
5 x B&G repeaters
3 x B&G 20/20 on the mizzen
Ritchie pedestal compass
2 x Danforth coaming compasses
Autopilot control panel.
Engine panel and throttle.
Navtec stainless steel panel for vang
Raymarine E120W hybrid touch screen for plotter, radar and Furuno GPS
(Note: good quality stainless steel panels for engine instruments, Navtev unit etc.)
At the Chart table:
Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000E VHF (and extra hand set at focsle).
B&G H3000 MFD
2 x hand held standard Horizon VHF’s.
Samsung PC screen (plotter, computer, TV)
Computer with CD/BlueRay/DVD player
Built in Pentium PC running Nobletec Navigation software, emails.
Toshiba Regza TV in saloon.
Audio equipment below decks, with speakers on deck.
Motorola Iridium satellite phone (not in function).
130% Genoa, Mainsail and Mizzen sail are all Hood Vectron, 2002. Main and mizzen are fully battened.
SPARS and RIGGING
Ketch rigged. White painted alloy masts.
2 x spreaders on main mast
Mizzen with single set of spreaders.
Stainless steel wire standing rigging.
Navtec hydraulic boom vang,.
Mainsheet traveler and track.
Reckmann roller furling for Genoa.
Removable inner forestay.
Single line slab reefed, full battened main sail with Stackpack, and Frederiksen Batt Cars and lazyjacks fitted
Slab reefed mizzen sail with Stackpack, Frederiksen Batt Cars, and lazyjacks
In 2014 the masts were out and rigging checked (masts were not painted).
Tenders and toys:
3,20m Zodiac Tender with 6 hp Yamaha outboard
Snorkelling gear for all guests
Dodger / sprayhood
Cockpit awning (above mizzen boom)
Teak folding cockpit table w/cover
Fenders & dock lines.
Main Mast Spreader lights
Mizzen mounted Deck Light
Helm mounted electric winch safety breaker
Vented propane locker
Deck wash down
65 lb Bruce primary anchor w/ 100m of 12mm calibrated chain
60 lb Fortress secondary anchor w/30 m of chain and 100 m of rode
Plastimo Life rafts, one for 6 persons, one for 8 persons.
Horseshoe life rings with drogue (2) and line.
10 x automatic Life jackets with light. MOB equipment.
(in general the boat was equipped to MCA standards for charter – not all items may be in service)