S&S Swans for sale

Swan 36/078

Swan 36 Hull #078 Cecille - year : 1970 - hull colour :White

Owners Comments

Built in 1970, Cecille, Lloyds registry number Y161397, sailed from the Nautor yard at Pietarsaari in Finland to Cork in Ireland where she spent more than 30 years being cruised (including the Med) and raced by the same family who owned her from new.  In 2005 she was acquired by her current owners and since then, has undergone a painstaking and thorough programme of sympathetic restoration. Today she looks as good, if not better, than she did when she was new.  She has been lightly raced and cruised over the past nine years and meticulously maintained.  Her IRC rating is currently .915 and her race results show her to be one of the quickest of the UK bases S&S 36’s.

Brief details for some of the work done are:

Full Osmosis treatment below the waterline

Stripping and fairing the hull followed by a top quality Awlgrip repaint

Rebuilt rudder and refurbished pedestal and steering gear

Replacement of all skin fittings

Removal of all deck fittings followed by re-gelling of coamings and cockpit.

Restoration of all non-slip surfaces and fitting of new teak decks and cockpit seat tops

Total refurbishment of the teak cockpit coamings

Fitting new deck hardware or refurbishment of original equipment to as new condition

Mast rebuilt to as new condition and new standing and running rigging

New 3 cyl Yanmar engine installation

New wiring and plumbing including new stainless steel water tanks

New gas system and cooker

Full B&G electronics including Simrad Plotter

New racing sails from Quantum

New upholstery in 2013

And much more!!


Brokers Comments

I have been to see this very fine Swan that is presented in quite exceptional condition. The 36 as you may know, started the phenomenon that is today Nautor’s Swan possible the most recognisable builder of sailing yachts in the world. The 36 was an exceptional boat for its time. Beautifully built, designed by one of the most famous designers it is no wonder she won every race she entered!

The hull lines were taken from the proven One Ton Cup yacht “Cybelle” and were a further development of the 12m design principles evolved by Sparkman and Stephens.

The high ballast/displacement ration and high aspect sail plan in combined with a finely engineered weight concentration amidships to ensure stability and performance.

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Nautor Swan

Asking price GBP 79,800 deemed VAT paid

PRICE REDUCTION TO 59,950 December 2016

Located Chichester, England.

L.O.A 10.91m

Beam 2.94m

Draft 1.90m

Displacement 7694 kg


GRP hull, deck and superstructure

One piece moulding hand laid according to and exceeding Lloyd’s 100-A1 requirements under rigid temperature and humidity conditions.

Closely spaced framing or floors from bow to stern effect monocoque stiffening of the hull structure.

The complete deck, trunk and cabin with cockpit are a single moulding in sandwich construction containing a foam. This provides superior rigidity and thermal insulation.

All deck fittings have additional reinforcing and deck pads as required.

Teak laid decks and cockpit seats

Chrome Lewmar 48 st primary winches

Chrome Lewmar 34 st spinnaker winches

Chrome Lewmar 20 st halyard winches, port & starboard on coach roof

Spinlock organisers & jammers

Lewmar genoa tracks & cars

Lewmar turning blocks

Lewmar foredeck hatch

Stainless steel foredeck and aft cleats

Stainless steel pulpit& pushpit

Tapered stainless steel stanchions in s/s bases

Stainless steel horseshoe shaped base in way of mast partners to take Lewmar turning blocks

Lockable anchor locker

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with demountable s/s stemhead roller

Stainless steel shroud anchor points

Folding s/s pad eyes to take jack lines

Bulkheads of marine grade African mahogany bonded to hull and deck

Self-draining cockpit with two drains and teak grating/decks for seating

External woodwork is in narrow grained teak

Lead ballast is high density castings externally fastened with stainless bolts.

Rudder is a balanced spade well aft of keel and protected by a skeg

Hull seacocks are flush fitting to improve laminar flow

Note:  all deck equipment was new or refurbished in 2006/07

Self-draining cockpit with varnished teak coamings and teak laid seats

Stainless steel steering pedestal with hide trimmed detachable wheel.

Ritchie binnacle compass

Lewmar mainsheet traveller with control lines.

Gas locker to port.

Stowage locker to starboard.

Engine controls with removable handle.

Back up bilge pump.

Folding pad eyes for safety tethers.


Forward Cabin

“V” berth and stowage under including drawers and steps giving access via deck hatch to foredeck

Heads Compartment

Aft of forward cabin with Jabsco sea toilet and large stowage locker to port.  

Sink opposite with worktop and stowage lockers above and below.


“L” shaped berth to port with stowage behind and below.  

Access to engine via removable panel and bunk base.  

Removable stainless steel table support and table.  

Galley opposite to starboard with ice box.  

Stainless steel sink, gimballed two burner Eno gas stove with grill and oven.  

Cupboards and drawers below galley with further stowage above.  

Aft of the galley is a hinging locker and quarter berth to port.


Engine installation completely renewed in 2006/07

Yanmar 3YM30 3 cyl fresh water cooled diesel driving folding 2 blade Brunton varifold propeller via Aquadrive CNB drive and PSS stern gland

Custom made stainless steel exhaust mixer box and riser

Spinlock/Morse engine controls

Original GRP fuel tank – capacity approx. 11 gallons (50 litres) with inline strainer and water trap


System completely replaced 2006/07

Twin battery installation incorporating Blue Sea isolator/changeover and main distribution panel

Full cabin lighting including red light system

Navigation lights on pulpit and pushpit plus tricolour masthead and combination deck and steaming light.


B&G H3000 system with analogue readouts in custom made pod over companionway and B&G FFD display on cockpit bulkhead

Simrad plotter at chart table interfaced to B&G

Icom VHF with masthead aerial


The original single spreader spar was completely rebuilt in 2006/07 with new masthead assembly, sheave box and low friction sheaves.  

New spreader roots and spreaders.  

Lewmar low friction blocks throughout.  

All other fittings are new or originals rebuilt as new.

The rebuilt mast, spinnaker pole and jockey pole were thoroughly prepared and painted in White epoxy.

Selden boom and rod kicker with kicker controls let to the cockpit.

All halyards led to cockpit except spinnaker #2 which is led to chrome Lewmar 28 winch on mast.

Chrome Lewmar 8 winch on mast for reefing lines and outhaul.

All new standing and running rigging in 2006/07 including Navtec Integral hydraulic backstay tensioner.

Spinnaker running rigging.

Multi part mainsheet system with fine-tune to Lewmar mainsheet track with control lines.

Various change sheets and light weather running rigging.

B&G VHF aerial and Windex all fitted to mast hear assembly.


Racing main – Quantum – new 2009

Cruising main – fully battened – new 2006 – unused before 2009

#1 – Quantum new 2008

#2 – Quantum new 2008

#3 – Battened blade – Quantum new 2008

#4 – Battened Dacron – Quantum new 2008

0.75 oz. light spinnaker – McWilliams – new 2008, unused before 2009

1.25 oz. working spinnaker – Banks – new 2009

Furling #2 Dacron – good condition – age not known

Note:  the racing sails have been lightly used and have been valeted and stored correctly at the end of each season..


Stainless steel CQR anchor with stainless steel chain and warp

Mooring lines and fenders

Ensign and ensign staff

Horseshoe life belt

Fold flat radar reflector



Personal effects, including, personal tools, navigation equipment.

Draft #2 TJQ. December 2016. Not confirmed by the owner


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.


Timothy Quinlan
Lilley Marine, Hamble
United Kingdom
Location: Chichester, Hampshire
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