Nautors Swan 65 Sloop - 'Spirit' - for sale

Swan 65 - for sale
GBP 650,000 o.n.o. 
Type Swan 65 for sale
Built in 1974
Design Sparkman & Stephens
Builders Nautor, Finland
LOA 65 feet (20 metres)
Beam 4.98 metres
Draught 2.90 metres
Berths 12
Displacement 31.800 kilos
Power STEYR Motor 160hp
Swan 65 sloop layout



The Swan 65 was built between 1972 and 1989. There are 41 vessels designed by ‘Sparkman and Stephens’ and most ​of them are ketch rigged with only a few sloop rigged yachts.

This Swan 65 is one of just four sloops designed by the legendary duo, Sparkman and Stephens. They were justifiably proud of the Swan 65 design. Spirit (then called Orm) was built in 1974 and is hull number 12. Sayula II, a Swan 65 ketch won the first edition of the Whitbread Race, a race around the world started in 1973, which is now the Volvo Ocean Race. Sister ship to Spirit, Kings Legend came second in the 1977 Whitbread Race. ​The current owner has invested much time and money in the renovation of the yacht. This includes the installation of a new carbon mast, carbon winches, new engine, new sails and the latest technologies which have improved the safety and sailing performance while maintaining her charm and classic form. The yacht provides spacious and comfortable on a fast globe trotting yacht. The owner is keen to accept sensible offers and for ‘Spirit’  to now go to a new owner - We seriously suggest a viewing if you are in the market for a yacht around the 65ft mark.

Swan 65 for sale - sloop

- The hull is constructed in single skin GRP
- Lead and Antimony fin keel
- Special edition keel - fitted with only one of a handful lightweight keels for Swan 65s - at 10.4 tons. 
- Skeg rudder with stainless steel stock
- Sea cocks Bronze Perks and Blakes

Hull Finish

- Hull - faired and gelcoated with Oyster white 2012
- Anti-osmosis treatment - using Ampreg 21 from Gurit followed by Hempels in STP
- 2018 - Hull filled and fared, long boarded and primed followed by four coats of Micron 99

Steering System       

Nautor destroyer type wheel with new elk hide
- Chain and sprocket steering connected to cables turning a quadrant    


- Teak deck
- Deck in GRP sandwich construction
- Stainless steel stanchions and lifeline gates including stainless pushpit gate
- Cleats and fairleads at bow and stern
- Ventilated gas locker
- Opening hatches in all cabins, galley and saloon
- Lead fin keel with cast-in stainless steel keel bolts
- Foam filled GRP rudder, with integral stainless steel shaft



Interior surfaces are finished in teak with hand-rubbed satin varnish.  Visible areas of the hull are covered with varnished teak battens. White leather cushion and mattress covers with addition protective covers.  Floorboards are finished in teak with holly stripes. Reading lights at the head of each berth.

Forward Cabin Crew    

- Single berths on either side outboard with insert to make a double berth
- Shelves outboard of berths
- Varnish teak battens on inside of hull either side
- Direct access to deck through large hatch incorporating the boarding ladder
- Hanging locker aft of each bunk  

Forward Guest Cabin (Port Side)

- Upper and lower bunks outboard
- Shelves and storage lockers outboard of bunks
- En-suite head forward of cabin with WC, hot/cold shower, washbasin, storage lockers and mirrors

Forward Guest Cabin (Starboard Side)    

Upper and lower bunks outboard
- Shelves and storage lockers outboard of bunks
- En-suite head forward of cabin with WC, hot/cold shower, washbasin, storage lockers and mirrors – shared with forward cabin crew

Aft Cabin (Owner’s Cabin)

- Double berth outboard to port with bookshelf above
- Centreline settee with storage locker aft
- Starboard side writing/vanity desk with storage lockers
- Double berth to starboard with lockers outboard
- Ensuite head on port side forward with WC, hot/cold shower cubical, washbasin, storage lockers and mirrors


- Large U-shaped settee to port with seating for six persons
- Folding leaf table to port
- Starboard side of table is a settee/pilot berth
- Storage locker and bookshelves either side of saloon


- U shaped galley aft of saloon on port side
- All equipment and installations are designed for purposeful offshore usage
- Direct access to saloon through bulkhead opening

Galley Equipment    

- Double sinks with hot/cold water
- Broadwater Stove Three-burner stove
- Double opening Top-loading Freezer
- Drawers and storage lockers 
- Microwave, toaster, kettle

Nav Station    
- Large chart table with storage draws beneath
- Mastervolt Electrical panel 2010              
- Navigator’s seat with storage below
- Storage locker aft



- Steyr Motor 163HP  MO166-M28 incorporating IFG 4.5KW  in 2011.
- 2018 New ZF63 transmission - heavy duty.
- Three blade Max-Prop 24” flex-o-fold - 2010                                    
- Fuel capacity 1370 litres in five stainless steel tanks         
- 170-amp alternator on main engine for service battery charge                       
- RACOR fuel filter system 500 MA 

Plumbing System



- Water capacity 1250 litres in five stainless steel tanks      
- Jabsco head systems used throughout - new John Guest plumbing system installed in 2011 - colour coded red and blue
- New custom S/S  78 litre calorifier

Ventilation System

- Exhaust and blowers for engine
- Westerberke Air Conditioning units (Capacity 17,000 & 10,000 BTU) )Reverse cycle with heating in stern, saloon and mid cabins. 

Drainage System    

- New shower drainage pumps Whale Gulper 220
- Bilge pumps Jabsco
- Bilge alarm system - automatic vacuum system



DC System



- 24v DC electrical system supplied by stored batteries
- AGM Deep Cycle service batteries Gel – Lifeline GPL-8DL - New 2018
- Total of 770 amps @ 24 volts 4 x domestic and x 2 anchor windlass & engine
- Boat was completely rewired with new Mastervolt electrical panel - 2010
- All new Mastervolt gauges and volt/amp meters
- Mastervolt water and fuel tank sensors / gauges with low level alarms         
- Electrical earthing (grounding) system redone                                    
- Automatic parallel switch for the two batteries banks  

AC System



- Whisper Power Genverter Hybrid Generator M-GV 7i – 2014 
- 220v Shore Power system with cables
- 220v AC system



- Mastervolt Quick Service battery 24 v / 100 amp Charger 1            
- Mastervolt MASS 24/100-C  - Automatic battery / Charger 2
- Mastervolt MASS SINE 24/2500W - Sine Wave / Inverter 1
- Mastervolt MASS SINE 24/500W - Sine Wave / Inverter 2
- Whisper Power Centre 3500 + 3.5kw

Navigation Instruments



- Brooks and Gatehouse B&G Hydra 2000
- B&G 20/20 display unit at chart table
- B&G Performance Processor
- 3 x B&G 20/20 repeaters in cockpit
- 1 x B&G 20/20 repeater on compass binnacle
- B&G 40/40 repeater on carbon mast mount under boom
- RDP 19” LCD flat screen monitor at nav station display multifunction chart plotter / radar system
- Includes fish finder, colour GPS potter and Navionics charts - Time Zero
- Raymarine Pathfinder RL70C radar system with electronic chart plotter
- KVH – Gyrotrac
- B&G Remote Vision Unit
- Simrad WR20 MOB Unit
- GPS at nav station for extra PC data input
- Richie steering compass on pedestal
- Recording digital barometer                                     
- Simrad AP25 autopilot  with remote control at nav station
- Backup autopilot  
- PC with MAXSEA navigation programs and electronic charts

Communication System



- Echomax Active-XS-Dual Band Radar Target Enhancer
- Furuno Universal AIS  FA-100
- ICOM VHF Marine IC-M502 DMDSS Unit
- ICOM VHF handset at nav station and at helm station

Entertainment System



- Sony CDX-GT4OU   CD/FM radio receiver with USB and AUX connection and sit channel stereo unit
- Cabin and cockpit speakers




- Hall Spars mast and spars built of carbon and painted blue - weight at only 400 kilos. 
- Swept back double carbon spreaders
- Flat rectangular carbon boom with cockpit and deck down lighting
- Ex America’s cup carbon fibre spinnaker pole
- Antal main car track and spinnaker track – Up scaled and re-enforced 
- Bespoke Carbon fibre bowsprit
- Rig Hydraulics
- Navtex Multi function one-gauge kPSI control system with pump in aft cockpit for
backstay, outhaul and vang
- Hydraulic mast jack with shims and removable manual pump         
- Standard PBO rigging
- Tie rods from mast collar to step                             
- Twin groove Reckmann electric forestay with controls at the helm position
- Wire backstay with Navtex Hydraulic ram
- A full inventory of running rigging is available on request 


- 2 x 3DL Mains - One Sails, Doyle
- 1 x New North Sail 3DL Genoa – 2018
- 1 x Super light Jib 3DL
- 1 x Medium Jib 3DL
- 1 x Heavy Jib 3DL                        
- 7 x Spinnakers – Various Symmetrical and asymmetrical






- 2 X Carbon Lewmar 105 self tailing primary winches (Hydraulic)                
- 2 X Carbon Lewmar 105 self tailing mainsheet winches                     
- 2 X Carbon Lewmar 60 self tailing Runner winches    
- 2 X Carbon Lewmar 60 self tailing Halyard winches    
- Sailing Hardware by Antal tracks, blocks and cars
- Lewmar Concept 3 Electric Anchor windlass with controls at the bow and helm




- Bruce anchor and chain - 70 metres
- Stainless steel stem head fitted with starboard bow roller
- Passerelle - stainless with teak slats
- Dinghy and 15hp Yamaha out board        
- Walker Bay Genesis Odyssey RIB
- Sail covers
- Fenders
- Warps

Safety Equipment



- Engine room fire extinguisher               
- Fire extinguishers throughout yacht
- Auto-inflatable life-jackets x12
- Ocean Safety 10 man Liferaft raft            
- Danbouy

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