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Swan 411 Hull #010 AVISTA - year : 1978 - hull colour :White


Fully Restored Swan 411

I have owned and restored Avista over 16 years. She probably the best example afloat and is equipped to sail around the world. The list of cruising equipment is very extensive. She is cutter rigged for ease of handling and frequently sailed singlehanded. For fuller details please contact me. See the Yachting Monthly "You tube" video and review.

During 2015 and 2016 the engine was removed and given a substantial service; repainted together with a full stripping out and refurbishment of the engine compartment. Replacement Perkins engine bearers were fitted with a new semi flexible drive shaft, which reduced noise and vibration.   



A rare opportunity arises to take ownership of a truly beautiful 1977 Sparkman & Stevens designed Swan 411 cruiser racer. The current owner has had her since 1998 and has lovingly and carefully maintained her ensuring that she is always ready for use. New standing rigging in 2011/12 and a very comprehensive inventory makes her a must view boat and arguably the best kept example on the market today. Viewings can readily be arranged by contacting Ancasta Port Hamble.

Location: East Coast, UK Listing office: Port Hamble £125,000 (Tax Exempt)

Boat Details Boat Summary

Make: Swan
Model: 411
Year: 1977
LOA: 41ft / 12m
Class: Sailing Cruiser
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic Engine Type: Single Diesel Drive: Shaft Drives

Layout: Aft Cockpit Berths: 9
Cabins: 2
Aft Cabins: 1 Ancasta Ref: 30627 Vessel Name: Avista


Designed by Sparkman & Stevens and built by Nautor Yachts, Finland

White GRP hull, deck and superstructure
12mm teak deck with full depth seams, 2002
Wheel steering
Lead cast fin keel with high tensile SS bolts cast into keel, (removed, overhauled and bolts drawn & checked, 2002) Skeg hung rudder
Hydrovane wind self steering with semi balanced and deeper rudder, 2010
Lewmar King Cobra rod steering system with friction brake and quick release nut
Epoxy treated in 2008, copper coated in 2012

LOA 40' 9" (12.44m)
LWL 33' 6" (10.20m)
Beam 11' 10" (3.64m)
Draft 7' 6" (2.30m)
Air draft above water 62' 4" (19.00m) Displacement 23100 lb (10500kg) Ballast 10780 lb (4900kg)

Gross Registered Tonnage 14.64 tonnes All figures approximate

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Owners cabin aft with double berth to port and single to starboard. Bench seat between berths. Stowage in drawers under berths. Additional chart drawer fitted to take 50 half size Admiralty charts. Original brass clock and barometer Forward/fo'c'sle converts from pipe berths to large V berth with filler, and added sail storage
Heads fitted with Jabsco lock and twist toilet, new plumbing in 2008
Saloon has centre line drop leaf table with bench seat to port and starboard which double as 2 single berths. Outside of these are 2 pilot berths.
Galley to port comprises 2 burner Force 10 gas hob with oven and grill below, automatic flame cut out 2006, SS crash bar and bum strap. Sink, Combi cool refrigerator to opening icebox. Ample storage for cutlery, crockery, utensils etc.
Nav station to starboard has lift top chart table, shelves for almanacs etc. behind, and all instruments are located to the side.
Sorensen brass halogen reading lamps throughout
Sorensen brass LED lights throughout accommodation. Some show red or white
Sorensen oil lamps for cabin
Most cupboards are fiddled and fitted with non slip matting
All berths have substantial canvas lee cloths with additional pockets
Ivory lined curtains replaced in 2006
Extensive decorative rope work throughout
Light blue Alcantara upholstery with vinyl bases, 2006 (removable acrylic covers for seats)
White vinyl headlining panels with teak battens
Grey leather internal mast jacket
Solid teak and teak laminate interior finish. All teak laminate ply is mahogany backed.
Original teak and holly stripes on floor boards.
Eberspacher D3L hot air ventilating system, last overhauled in 2016, insulated throughout to 3 vents.


Perkins SabreM65 (49kW/67hp) 3 litre, direct injection, 4 cylinder marine diesel ­ 2001
Borg Warner Velvet Drive 72CR revers reduction gearbox 1.88:1
Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger
R&D flexible shaft coupling installed 2016
1.5" Duplex SS shaft, phenolic cutlass bearing on SS P bracket
Germain SPR prop, 3 blade RH variable pitch and feathering, refurbished 2011. details: SPW 381.297. (17x15x13) Rope stripper

AC System;
Complete shore based system replaced in 2006
Shore supply system is wired to Victron (Centaur 12v 50Ah) 90­265 V/AC 50/60 Hz battery charger and transformer to the twin boxed battery bank.
Galvanic isolator and polarity alarm installed to shore power
220­249 v ring main wired to residual current device protecting three 16 amp sockets and supply to Isotherm hot water system and fridge
240v 16 amp power also available via installed 230 watt Mastervolt Sinewave invertor
Batteries, 3 x 80Ah Sonnenschein gel, domestic, 2016 and 1 x 110Ah Rolls sealed lead acid engine battery 2014
Battery banks can be run parallel if required
Studer SBM­01 battery monitor installed 2006
DC System;
Main control panel replaced with all new circuit breakers 2009
Engine driven 12v 90Ah alternator through split diode
Spare 70Ah alternator
Ampair Aquair 100 tow generator producing 5 amps per hour sailing at 6 kts
Solara solar panel. Wh/d 120 through regulator for charging engine start battery only

1 x 130 ltr SS diesel tank. Internal fuel gauge and inspection hatch fitted
3 x SS fresh water tanks giving 250 ltr in total, Cleaned and I=overhauled 2012 3 x 21 ltr plastic fuel tanks
GRP grey water shower sump holds 40 ltr
SS black water tank, 80 ltr fitted 2014

Isotherm calorifier pressurized hot water system


Pressurized water system, Jabsco pump re[place 2011
3 x manual whale foot pumps for cold water supply, all replaced 2011 Manual foot pump supplies salt water to galley sink
Dessalator Water maker

All figures approximate


Full B&G network integrated system installed 1999 with NEMA buffer
Depth, with twin transducers and float switch
Data with repeater at Nav table
B&G ACP 1 Auto Pilot with controls at binnacle
Furuno GPS 32 at nav table with Silva GPS repeater on binnacle 2009
Garmin GPS 72H as backup
Raytheon RL70C radar, 2002
PC based Seapro 2000 navigation software, very comprehensive chart coverage PC based Meteoscan software. Weather fax­Navtex­RTTY 2009
Silva type 150 binnacle mounted steering compass, deviation chart updated 2011 B&G hand bearing compass
Precision hydrometer, thermometer and barometer at nav table
Sailor RT4801 A1 VHF with class S. DSC operation with external cockpit speaker Sailor SC 4150, Iridium Satellite telephone. Data link software to PC. 2006
Icom M801E SSB Transceiver HF/MF with class E. DSC operation. 2007
Icom IC­M33 hand held portable with 12 volt wired into fixed charger, 2010
Nokia mobile telephone installation. GPRS and blue tooth enabled to PC
Jotron 45SX. 406/ 121.5 MHz EPIRB/SART. last serviced 2009
Kannard PLB 406 EPIRB
Type B AIS transponder configured to Seapro nav software, 2010
Sea­Me active radar target enhancer with on/off alarm buzzer at nav table, 2005 Firdell blipper radar reflector
Second VHF/DSC aerial fitted to SS stern antenna post

Lewmar V3 SS electric windlass with chain stopper. 2007
ROCNA 25 anchor
with ultra flip swivel attached to 50m x 10mm G40 galvanised chain and 50m multiplait
Kedge, Fortress FX.23 with 10m x 10mm chain to an Anchorline reel of 50m x 35mm flat braid line fitted to pushpit
CQR, 35 lb
2 chain storage areas, the first is forward and a self­draining wet tank and below the windlass, the second is directly aft and lower.
4 very substantial mooring cleats, 2 forward with teak boots and 2 aft

Haztec gas alarm and 2 smoke alarms plus carbon monoxide alarms fitted 2014
1 Halogen automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment, 2009
Fire blanket in galley
Jonbuoy MK3 one­man recovery life raft and MOB recovery system
6 x crewsaver gas inflated 150 kn lifejackets with integral harness, lifeline, crotch straps, hoods, lights and safety knives Webbing jack stays with tensioners, 2011
Screw in SS eye bolt on bridge deck and in cockpit floor
Lifelines are 8mm SS on top and 6mm Dyneema on the bottom, run through SS posts and bases bolted through the toe rail RORC E­Pack flares
LED flare
Para­Anchor, Bass Straight 16

GENERAL EQUIPMENT Pulpit, pushpit and guardwire


2 x 100m warps
Mooring bridle; marina bridle and various other mooring warps
2 x Avon inflatable fenders
Varnished teak cockpit table and padded storage cover
Boathook with additional fitted buoy securing system
Teak outboard bracket fixed to pushpit
Blue companionway hood, 2013
Blue sunbrella awning covering most of the yacht at boom level, mast to stern, 2011 Pedestal cover, 2013
Main sail cover, 2013
Hella nav lights with LED bulbs
2 wheels, 1 x 36" and 1 x 48", both Elk hide covered
12v roaming searchlight
12v fog horn
Emergency tiller
Hydrovane wind self steering with semi balanced and deeper rudder, 2010
6 leg Jacobs galvanised yacht storage cradle, 2006
Set of winter floor boards
Avon Redcrest dinghy with 2.5hp mariner outboard
Pioneer sound system with 6 stack CD, 2002. 2 Internal and 2 teak boxed external speakers


Aluminium alloy keel stepped mast, tapered and built by Swan (internally sleeved at the gooseneck) Mast bolted to fully adjustable mast step
Nautor/Selden boom and spars
Standing rigging renewed in 2011/12 with 1 x 19 S/S
Staylock terminals an all standing rigging
Mast sheaves replaced 2012
Spreaders removed and overhauled 2012
Chain plates removed and overhauled 2014
Carbon spinnaker pole with UV cover, 2009
SS removable Asymmetric pole
Aluminium jockey pole with leather rubbing strip
Harken No 3 Genoa furling system, 1999
Harken No 1 Staysail furling system, 2009
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner, I=factory overhauled 2014
Spinlock halyard rope clutch management systems
Lewmar mainsheet traveller, jammers with syncro mainsheet blocks, 2002
Selden gas sprung vang with 16/1 Harken tackle
Selden boom fitted 2003 with triple slab reefing lines and outhaul
Spectra topping lift (alternative halyard)
Stripped spectra check stays with 4­1 block and tackle
Fast pack main cover with lazy jacks, not fitted

Primaries, 2 x Lewmar 54, 2 speed self tailing Secondaries, 2 x Lewmar 48, 2 speed self tailing
Halyards, 2 x Lewmar 44, 2 speed self tailing
Headsail furler, 1 x Lewmar 30, 2 speed self tailing Reefing, 2 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed self tailing
Main halyard (on mast), 1 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed self tailing Main sheet, 1 x Lewmar 30, 2 speed self tailing

Main, Quantum Parker and Kay, Tri Radial, 2005
Genoa, Quantum Parker and Kay, 135% high clew, Tri Radial, 1999 Staysail, Quantum Parker and Kay, 90% cross cut in Dacron, 2003 Spinnaker, 2oz Bi Radial with snuffer, 2006



Asymmetric cruising chute, Quantum Parker and Kay, with snuffer, 2008 Storm jib, 1978
Trisail, orange, unused, 1978

Broker Comments

The legendary Sparkman & Stevens designs with their focus on the engineering aspects and quality of construction, combined with the highest Finnish/Nautor craftsmanship make these yachts very desirable modern classics. Viewings can be readily arranged by contacting Ancasta, Port Hamble.

Owner Comments

"Avista" is a modern classic by Sparkman & Stevens and Nautor Swan. I have very extensively overhauled and updated the equipment on Avista, without compromising the original design, since buying her in 1998. Avista has been boat yard maintained in my ownership.
S&S Swans are probably the best of all Swans produced to date and certainly Avista is the best 411 in the world. Swan 411s are a development of the popular Swan 41 and they are a very well­proportioned yacht. She is a wonderful compromise between the aesthetics of yesterday and the performance of today. Her overhangs, tumblehome and graceful sheer are combined with a hull and rig that is designed to work in any conditions. The Swan 411 is a very powerful yacht; the hull form stability and high displacement ratio, V section forward and longish fin keel, skeg hung rudder, together with the cutter rig make it a very comfortable and capable ocean passage making yacht. Avista is hull no 010 (42 were built) and was the first 411 to have the deeper rudder fitted by Nautor following feedback from the previously built 411 yachts.

During 2015 and 2016 the engine was removed and given a substantial service; repainted together with a full stripping out and refurbishment of the engine compartment. Replacement Perkins engine bearers were fitted with a new semi flexible drive shaft, which reduced noise and vibration. 

John Bailey
11 The Chestnuts
Location: UK
Contact owner: j-g-bailey@btconnect.com
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