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1973 Nautor SWAN 44

A$  209,422*
Chiavari, Italy
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Extensively refitted S&S Swan

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Chiavari, Italy
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  129,000 Tax Paid (A$  209,422) 

Extensively refitted and upgraded S&S Swan 44 from 1973. Hull No.14 of 76. Benefitting from replacement teak deck, new hatches, heating and much more.




One of the most iconic S&S Swan of all the time with 76 hulls built between 1972 and 1975. A fibreglass IOR Sloop by Sparkman & Stephens, the Swan 44 S&S was first introduced by Nautor’s Swan at the 1972 fall boat shows, at the London Boat show she was awarded the “Boat of the Yacht Show”, the first in history of a non-British built boat won.


FOUR WINDS is hull 14 and was launched in June 1973. She has been well maintained throughout her life and benefits from a recent expenditure which makes the boat a totally restored ready for sail example of this S&S 44’ great success from Nautor’s Swan..


FOUR WINDS is a great opportunity to take part in some of the most iconic regattas and yachting rendezvous across the Med’ and further afield. There is nothing quite like a S&S Swan.


A brief list of upgrades performed:

  • Installed new plumbing including new fresh water pump - 2018
  • New teak deck – 2017
  • Awlgrip in cockpit and deck. Steering column, main boom, spinnaker pole etc have all been painted as well. 2017
  • Stemhead plate - 2017
  • Goiot hatch - 2015
  • Rod forestay (headstay) - 2017
  • Dyneema inner forestay - 2017
  • Dyneema checkstay - 2016
  • Gimballed gas stoven with oven - 2015
  • Boom vang - 2016
  • Andersen winch on mast for reefing - 2017
  • Mast step sand blasted and painted with two component epoxy - 2017
  • 7x new Blake seacocks - 2017
  • 8x persons offshore life raft - 2016
  • 12v Computer and screen for navigation with C-Map software installed - 2015





RCD Status:

  • 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.


Hull Construction:

  • GRP laminate hull construction
  • The hull is built of single skin construction using GRP reinforced polyester laminate.  A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP deck and superstructure construction
  • Teak deck replaced 20017


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.




Engine & gearbox:

  • Volvo Penta 2003t 3-cylinder diesel engine producing 43hp @ 2,200rpm – overhauled in 2014
  • Engine control via single lever control
  • Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger and raw water intake and strainer.
  • Hurth mechanical reverse gearbox
  • New head gasket – 2016
  • New fuel pump – 2017


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft driving supported by p-bracket
  • Three blades Max-Prop folding Propeller
  • Nautor helm pedestal with cable & mechanical steering controlled by hide covered stainless steel wheel




Voltage systems:

  • 12v DC service battery circuit.
  • DC & AC panel at navigation area with battery monitor system.


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12v 100Ah engine start battery
  • 3x 12v 100Ah service batteries joined in series to supply 300Ah @ 12v



  • 12Vdc battery charger



  • Engine-mounted alternator


Other Electrical:

  • 220v AC shore-power supply




Fresh Water:

  • Pressurised hot & cold water system using 12v DC pressure pump
  • Water heated by engine-driven calorifier with 220v AC immersion element.
  • Thermostatic mixer taps supplying galley and both heads.
  • Manual freshwater and salt foot-pump supplies at galley.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump





  • 150 litres


Fresh Water:

  • 350 litres in 2x stainless steel tanks




  • B&G instruments
  • Hydra 2000 GPS Charpolotter on the stearing wheel
  • Wind direction B&G Hydra 2000 analogic instruments on the coachroof
  • Wind speed B&G Hydra 2000 analogic instruments on the coachroof
  • LOG B&G Hydra 2000 analogic instruments on the coachroof
  • Depth B&G Hydra 2000 analogic instruments on the coachroof
  • Danforth steering compass
  • 12’ C-Map Chartplotter at the chart table - 2015
  • B&G Hydra 2000 multi functional display at the chart table


Communications Equipment:

  • SSB radio: Icom M-800
  • VHF: Foruno
  • Inmarsat C satellite communication unit
  • Navtex (via PC)





  • Eno 2-burner gimballed gas stove with oven
  • Frigoboat 12vDC fridge
  • Stainless steel sink with hot & cold water supply.



  • Manual marine heads
  • Hot & cold pressurised shower


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Webasto diesel fired hot-air cabin heating system



  • Halogen interior lighting with extra reading lights over berths.



Summary of Accommodation:

  • 8 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon
  • Burma teak interior joinery made up of faced marine plywood with solid teak where appropriate
  • Teak battening to exposed hull sides.
  • Teak soleboards with holly inlay
  • White vinyl headlinings with teak trim (Velcro affixed for easy access to deckhead).
  • Blue cloth upholstery throughout


Description of Accommodation from Forward:


  • Twin bunk cabin with infill to create double berth
  • Hanging lockers to port and starboard in forward cabin
  • The saloon has pilot berths port and starboard with a settee seating on each side and a large table with folding leafs
  • The galley is to port with additional food preparation area, stainless steel sink and refrigerator.
  • Forward facing large chart table to starboard.
  • Aft of the chart table is the heads compartment with manual marine heads, sink and shower.
  • The aft cabin has single berths to port and starboard plus hanging lockers




  • Standard single-spreader configuration
  • Nautor aluminium alloy mast and boom replaced 15 years ago
  • Mast step sand blasted and painted with two component epoxy - 2017
  • Keel stepped aluminium anodised mast
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Mechanical adjustable backstay
  • Rod vang with block & tackle adjustment - 2016
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang
  • Harken genoa furling system
  • Spinnaker track on mast
  • Twin deck-stowed spinnaker poles and whisker pole
  • Rigging screw protectors
  • Spinnaker pole



  • 2x 2-speed self-tailing genoa winches
  • 2x 2-speed spinnaker winches
  • 2x 2-speed halyard winches
  • 1x Andersen winch on mast for reefing - 2017



  • Dacron Main sail
  • Dacron Genoa 130% - 2009
  • Dacron Genoa 2, Yankee
  • Inner forestay sail
  • Gennaker - 2009
  • Spinnaker - 2009
  • Spinnaker from – 1973
  • Drifter/code-0 on Profurl furling system
  • Main sail – serviceable
  • Genoa 1 – serviceable
  • Tall boy
  • Inner forestay sail high cut
  • Storm inner forestay sail



  • Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardrail stanchions.
  • Opening deckhead hatches and sideports
  • Teak outboard bracket
  • Teak & aluminium passarelle


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • CQR anchor with 40m of 8mm chain
  • Mooring warps and fenders


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Blue canvas mainsail cover




Life saving:

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


  • 8x persons offshore life raft - 2016



Chiavari, Italy

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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)

Tel: +39 333 74 89 281 Email:

Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

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