1974 Swan 44 lying in Auckland NZ. Sparkman & Stephens design being hull #74 from 76 built between 1972 and 1975. The Swan 44 won "Yacht of the Year" in 1972 at the London Boat Show for it's great design as a short-handed blue water cruiser. The Swan 44 is still a very well respected design, boasting excellent performance and sea keeping abilities. Owned for 45 years by one owner in the USA, the boat was wintered each year in a warehouse preserving this classic yacht. In 2012 the currnet owners untook an extensive re-fit with the view to cruise the South Pacific.
The re-fit included new electrics, new 14mm teak decks, new windlass and chain, new standing rigging, new running rigging, new Leisure furl boom furler, New main sail, new 2017 Yanmar 54hp engine, new prop, new re-paint of hull and topsides, new safety equipment, new seacocks. The yacht is ready for any blue water passage.
The layout sleeps 9 adults. Forward cabin has 2 vee berths. The central saloon has 2 settee berths and two raised berths, aft is two single berths. Head and shower is portside aft beside large chart-table. An L-shaped galley is to stb. The interior is finished in high quality timber.
Sailing the Swan 44 is simplified with new Leisurefurl in boom main sail furler and 2 large electric winches in the cockpit. This is a very well equipped Swan 44 with many new components and whilst an older yacht it is still a very relevant model in todays sailing world providing excellent sea keeping abilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a Swan 44 yacht which was prepared for cruising the South Pacific and is being sold for much less than the owners costs of re-fits and upgrade
Please contact Micah Lane at +61 (0)2 9327 2088
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Nautor Swan
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Flag of Registry: New Zealand
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 13.40 m
Beam: 3.78 m
Minimum Draft: 2.31 m
Maximum Draft: 2.31 m
Ballast: 6500 kgs
Manual bilge pump
Sea water pump
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Teak sidedecks - replaced 2008
Outboard engine brackets
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