This Nautor Swan 431 is a Single Owner Yacht modestly campaigned on the East Coast and is now being sold by the Estate of the original owner. The original teak deck has been removed and fiber-glassed over then painted. The general condition of the boat is in very good condition considering her age. Mast, Standing Rod Rigging, and Harken Roller furling units have been replaced. The Perkins Engine is in very good condition, All Garmin Electronics have been replaced due to lightning strike nearby. The interior cabin space is very comfortable (new covers are ordered for interior upholstery and only needs a fresh personal touch from the new owners. Exterior also needs a good cleaning. A survey was done for the Sellers purposes and the results are available. Please contact the listing broker for a copy if you are seriously interested.
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David M. Cox, CPYB
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
Perkins 50 HP 4 Cylinder installed new in 1976 and rebuilt in 1999
Hours on Meter 502 (no records available for hours)
Raycor Filter R-12P
Festive Mood is an S&S Design Swan 431 built in 1976 with an aft cabin with a double and single berth, two pilot berths and two settee berths in the salon, two pipe berths in the for'castle. One head on the starboard side forward. Galley with 3 burner LPG stove and double sink on the port side.
The aft cabin provides privacy and comfort for cruising or it can be open for communication with the rest of the boat when racing. The main cabin can be in the cruising mode with comfortable seating for entertaining guests or pipe berths set up to put the most weight where you want it in the race.
Festive Mood is a great example of the well built Swan Racer/Cruiser designed by Sparkman Stevens to do the racing circuit during the day and sleep comfortably on at night.
There were 32 Swan 431's produced between 1976 and 1978
LOA 13.18 M (43.25') Displacement 12000 kg (26500 lbs)
LWL 10.16 m (33.33') Mallast 5400 kg (11900 lbs)
Beam 4.09 m (13.41') Skeg Rudder with plain bearings
Draft 2.3 m (7.4') 36' steering wheel, one cockpit
Aft Cabin with double and single berth, two pilot berths and two settee berths in salon, two pipe berths in fo'c'sle
One head SB side. ice box 130 l (4.6 cu ft)
Perkins engine NM 4.108M 27 kW 37 HP at 3000 rpm
Borg-Warner hydr.rev./red.gear 2.91:1, LH folding propeller 21"
Range under power 370 nm or 60 h, at 6 knots, top speed 7.8 knots
Water 375 l (99 US Gal) in 3 tanks
Fuel 150 l (39.6 US Gal) in1 tank
I = 17.98 m (59') Fore triangle 49.2 m2 (529.5 sq ft)
J = 5.47 m (17.95') Mainsail 34.0 m2 (366.1 sq ft)
P = 16.23 m (53.25') 150% Genoa 73.8 m2 (794.3 sq. ft.)
E = 4.19 m (13.75') Spinnaker 177 m2 (1906 sq ft)
Mast top above water I + 1.3 m (4.3') Slab Reefing Double spreaders
Main span discontinuous Navtec rod, Intermediates and lower wire with Norseman terminals. Single lowers, Baby Stay, runners.
Approx IOR Mk IIIA rating 31.9', DSPL 10500kg (23100 lbs)
Antifouled area approx 42 m2 (452 sq ft)
Every so often, a new yacht appears on the sailing scene that just breathes success. A glance at the lines and the rig, the deck, and the interior and the size creates that gut feeling that says simply: "She'll do well." Nautor's unique association with Sparkman & Stephens has produced many such designs in the last ten years, the Swan 36,65, 44, 38 to name a few. Now the second generation Swan 431 stands fair to join that distinguished fleet.
From the standpoint of size, the Swan 431 is today the optimum "go anywhere" sailboat, neither too large to create crewing problems nor too small to suffer from the "sardine can syndrome". This factor does much to make her the perfect investment.
An underlying explanation for the demand for Swans is the time-tested quality of Nautor's workmanship. Though it has always had the blessing of Lloyd's - and on certain occasions of distinguished boat show committees at London and Genoa - nothing proves a Swan's durability better than use and experience. (Remember how Sayula came through her survey as good as new after cramming into seven months more miles than many yachts do in a lifetime?
It behoves us to say something of the 431's equipment. The deck equipment is either Nautor-produced or the very best available. The deck arrangement bears the stamp of the vast and fastidious experience of Rod Stephens Jr.
Below deck, the private cabin aft has a double berth and a single berth. The main salon has a pilot berth and two large settees. The cook and the navigator are well catered for with all the "mod.cons." of the best equipped contemporary cruiser - racer.
#1 Light Genoa
#1 Heavy Genoa
.75 oz. Spinnaker
1.5 oz. Spinnaker
Bolt & Cable Cutter
Extra Lines and Sheets
Life Preserver Horse Shoe holders
Man Overboard Net
Mini Table (to mount below on Mast)
Sextant and Wind Compass
Small Lines and Flag Halyards