Extensively refitted and upgraded sparkling blue hulled S&S Swan 48 from 1975. One of the very last built and certainly one of the nicest available today. Very little has been left untouched in the quest to bring this iconic ocean cruiser up to date.
The Swan 48 is an evergreen classic. Designed by S&S and built as Nautor can, she offers sparkling sailing together with build quality that is never to be repeated. Perfect for serious cruising, these yachts also shine in the Regatta circuit and are rare to the brokerage market. CLARION OF SKYE was launched in 1975, the final year of Swan 48 production as hull no.42 of 46. Well known to us at Grabau International, she was sailed on both sides of the Atlantic before being sold and here in Lymington in 2006.
CLARION OF SKYE is one of the very best Swan 48’s out there. Extensively refitted in recent years to include new rig, new engine, new deck gear, new electronics, new domestic equipment, new epoxy and sparkling new dark blue paint, very little has been left untouched. CLARION also benefits from being one of the few Swan 48’s not to be fitted with teak decks which massively improves her weight distribution and removes a potentially costly maintenance item going forward.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
GRP laminate hull construction
The hull is built of single skin construction using GRP/Kevlar reinforced polyester laminate. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
In 2006 the vessel had a full anti-osmosis treatment. The antifouling layers were completely removed and two layers of epoxy West System were coated.
The hull was repainted with blue Awgrip in 2012
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP deck and superstructure construnction
The aluminium toerail was completely replaced in 2012 with a new teak one.
The deck was repainted with Awlgrip and anti-skid in 2012.
Coachroof repainted 2007.
Keel & Rudder:
The fin keel with keel ballast is cast lead alloyed with antimony.
Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
The rudder blade is GRP and supported by a full length protective skeg.
Rudder remove and all bearings replaced - 2007
Engine & gearbox:
Sole Mini 62 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine (Mitsubishi base) producing 59hp @ 3,000rpm - 2009
Engine control via single lever control
Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger and raw water intake and strainer.
Mechanical reverse gearbox - 2009
Propulsion & Steering:
Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft driving supported by p-bracket
3-bladed Brunton Autoprop
Nautor helm pedestal with cable & mechanical steering controlled by covered large diameter stainless steel wheel
Steering overhauled and bearing replaced - 2012
12v DC service battery circuit.
DC & AC panel at navigation area with battery monitor system.
1x 12v 170Ah Bosch engine start battery - 2012
7x 130Ah AGM service batteries joined in series to supply 910Ah @ 12v - 2007
Batteries located under main cabin table and vented to the mast area.
Sterling battery charger with charger controller -2012
Mastervolt 1kw inverter - 2008
220v AC shore-power supply
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
Pressurised hot & cold water system using 12v DC pressure pump assisted by pressure accumulator (water pump was replaced in 2008).
Water heated by 22 litre engine driven calorifier with 220v AC 700w immersion element.
Thermostatic mixer taps supplying galley and both heads.
Manual freshwater foot-pump supply at galley.
120lph watermaker - 2010
2x manual bilge-pumps
4x 12v DC Jabsco electric bilge-pumps
Bilges cleaned and repainted 2012
270 litres in one 200 litre stainless steel tank and one 50 litre PVC tank
400 litres in stainless steel tanks
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Autohelm ST7000 autopilot with linear drive
Autohelm autopilot remote control
Koden radar – 2010
LCD GPS chart plotter screen at chart table
3x B&G Hercules 2000 digital wind/speed/depth displays
4x B&G Hydra 330 analogue displays
Danforth steering compass
Icom IC-M6505 VHF with DCS - 2009.
Icom Commandmic handset - 2009
Iridium 9505 satellite phone with docking station - 2008
Smev 4-burner stainless steel gimballed gas stove with oven and grill - 2010
12vDC fridge and freezer - 2010
2x Stainless steel sinks with hot & cold water supply.
2x manual marine heads
Hot & cold pressurised showers
Heating & Ventilation:
12V Fans throughout
Halogen interior lighting with extra reading lights over berths.
LCD TV in saloon
CD/radio with speakers in saloon
CD/radio in aft cabin with speakers
Summary of Accommodation:
8 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon (v-berth, 1 twin and 4 singles).
Burma teak interior joinery made up of faced marine plywood with solid teak where appropriate – revarnished 2008.
Teak battening to exposed hull sides.
Teak soleboards with holly inlay – revarnished 2011
White vinyl headlinings with teak trim (Velcro affixed for easy access to deckhead).
Aquafabric upholstery in saloon - 2008
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Twin bunk cabin with fold up berth and ample sail stowage beneath.
Large cupboard to starboard opposite which is a heads compartment with shower.
The saloon has pilot berths port and starboard with a U-shaped seating area to port with large table with extending leaf and a sofa to starboard.
The galley is to port with additional food preparation area, twin sink and refrigerator.
She has a large chart table to starboard.
The aft cabin has a double to port and single berth to starboard and additional fridge as well as masses of storage.
There is a second head and shower.
Mast and boom replaced – 2007
Keel stepped aluminium anodised mast
Stainless steel standing rigging – 2007
Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang – overhauled 2012
Harken genoa furling system
Spinnaker track on mast with carbon spinnaker pole – 2010
Spectra & dyneema sheets and halyards – 2008
Harken deck gear – 2008
Lewmar & Harken genoa tracks and blocks – 2012
Harken black aluminium racing 2-speed self-tailing winches from 2006 including:
2x primary winches
2x spinnaker/checkstay winches
2x companionway winches
1x mainsheet winch
2x deck-mounted halyard winches
3x mast halyard winches
Dacron fully battened mainsail – 2016
Dacron furling genoa – 2016
Hood Sails gennaker – 2008
2x Symmetrical spinnakers - 2008
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardrail stanchions.
Radar antenna pole at stern
Goiot and Bomar deckhead hatches and sideports
Anchoring & Mooring:
Lofrans 12v 1500w electric anchor windlass.
Delta anchor with chain
Mooring warps and fenders
Tender & Outboard:
Honwave 370 tender – 2014
Mercury 15hp outboard – 2001
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Blue canvas mainsail cover
RORC safety equipment package
Lying – Paimpol, France
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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
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Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Fresh water maker
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
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