Almost new Swan 44 for sale!
If you have, from time to time, thought how nice it would be if it were still possible to buy a new, or at least almost new, Swan 44...that heavy displacement, that build quality, that ability to winward, that perfect accomodation layout, that beauty of form...but with all the technical advances that have been made over the last 40 years added to the brilliance of the original design - well, you're in luck, because now you can (or very nearly)!
Rosy Pelican has been rebuilt over the last 18 months and nothing, apart from that excellent accomdation layout, has been left untouched. Even the hull has been subject to change by S&S to modify her stern sections and rudder ( semi-balanced now) in order to remedy her only known flaw ( steering downwind in heavy air). She emerged from the yard at the end of Juy last year and the last 12 months have been spent sorting out the various bugs that such a complete refit inveitably brings. She is now just about ...perfect (if you want a 44!)
To summarise the following have been renewed/ replaced/ refitted ( in addition to the new rudder and modifications aft)
- hull refaired, re-epoxied, repainted
- deck repainted
- new carbon mast
-new standing and runending rigging
-hydaulics completely refurbished
- new engine
- new electrics
- new upholstery
- all winches reconditioned and some new
new sails 2016
The teak decks and toe rail were renewed in 1998 and both are in excellent condition