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Swan 38/031

Swan 38 Hull #031 PIZCO - year : 1974 - hull colour :White

Pizco, Super equipped SWAN 38 in Barcelona 89500€

For sale this classic Swan 38 S&S N°2167 from 1974

How do you describe the sheer pleasure of blue water cruising in three words? Nautor Swan 38. Ours, the PIZCO had one previous owner who raced her for two years. We have sailed her for around 20,000Nm in the western Mediterranean, although we could have ventured much further. In fact, the Swan 38 is eminently suited to long distance cruising – up to 150Nm a day is quite possible (cf Justin Scott's novel 'The shipkiller")  .

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, the PIZCO was built in 1974 by Nautor of Finland to exceptionally high standards. For example, the keel was state of the art when it was first conceived and gives the 38 both significant lift when sailing to weather and excellent performance windward - regularly tacking at under 90° and sailing upwind in 40+ knots. What's more, the PIZCO is a surprisingly comfortable boat. Adequately ballasted, with elliptical hull sections forward, she will surge in heavy seas instead of crashing - a feature much appreciated by the off-watch crew trying to get some sleep.

A new deck to the original specification
In 2006 we had the deck rebuilt to the original 15mm teak planking specification. Nearly all the interior woodwork (solid teak) has been revarnished to its original gloss in the last few years. Equipped with vintage racing sails (most in good condition) and original rigging, plus a 37bhp Nanni engine with only 900 hours running time from new (1998), the Pizco represents a beautifully balanced combination of sportiness and comfort coupled with a classically elegant sense of style.

She's whatever you want her to be
Ideal for day cruising as well as longer, more ambitious voyages, the PIZCO has the sort of intelligent equipment layout that allows her to be sailed shorthanded or fully-crewed. Highly versatile, she is in many ways whatever you want her to be. Exciting when a challenge is sought, but gently forgiving when you push things just that little bit too far. Most of all, sailing the Pizco is fun, thrilling and a genuine pleasure. Something we've enjoyed proving to ourselves over and over again.


- Deck rebuilt 2006
- Anti-osmosis epoxy hull treatment
- New interior upholstery 2014
- Re varnished interior 2014
- Electric windlass with waterproof chain locker compartment
- 37bhp Nanni engine 900 hours
- Feathering 3 blades EWOL propeller
- Raymarine ST60 interfaced system
- Large electrical power capacity
- Watermaker


Make/model: NAUTOR SWAN 38
Category: Used sailboat for sale
Price: € 89.000
VAT status: Paid / Included
Name of the boat: PIZCO
Year of manufacture: 1974
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Length overall: 11.66 m. / 38’3’’
LWL: 8.75m / 28’8’
Beam: 3.55 m. / 11’ 7’’
Draft: 1.95 m. / 6’4’’
Keel: Fin keel
Location: France


Build n° 031
Rudder on skeg
Load Displacement: 8200 kg 
Ballast: 3200 kg lead.
Epoxy anti osmosis treatment: INTERFILL 400 + GELSHIELD Plus
+ GELSHIELD 200 / 4 layers (1992)


Engine: NANNI Diesel 4.150 HE 37.5hp / 27kW at 3000 rpm (1998) only 900 hours (approx.)

Cooling system: built in heat exchanger.

Fuel consumption: 2.5 l/h at 2200 rpm.

Fuel tank 110 l / 30 gal.

Gearbox HURTH HBW 100 2.0 Reduction forward 1.79 backward 1.86 (2016)

Shaft 30mm.

Stuffing box : ERCEM rotating seal (2014)

Propeller: EWOL E3 /16’’ Feathering propeller 3 blades. Stainless steel with bronze bearings. Pitch 12’’ adjustable underwater (2014).

Standing rigging

Mast: Anodized alloy Nautor mast.

Nautor reefing boom.

Stainless steel wire 1x19 diam: forestay 12mm, shrouds and backstay 10mm, removable baby stay  8mm.

NORSEMAN fittings.

NAVTEC hydraulic backstay tensioner.

Running rigging

Mainless halyard: steel cable on drum.

Jib halyards: 2 DYNEESTAR 10mm

Spinnaker halyards: 2 DYNEESTAR 12mm

Jib Sheets: 2 MARLOW 14mm

Spinnaker guys: 2 MARLOW 16mm

Spinnaker sheets: 2 HOOD 12mm and 2 MARLOW 8mm

Spinnaker pole lift: 2 Hood 10mm

Mainsheet: 1 MARLOW 12mm

Genoa car adjusters: 2 MARLOW 8mm

Reefing lines: 2 HOOD 10mm.

Boom vang tensioner: HOOD 10mm pulley system.

Lazy jack.


On board:

Main BECKEN full battened HARKEN 3 reefing points Battcars system.

Genoa n1 furling BECKEN with vertical batten, anti UV leech and foot cover, and sleeve cover.

Genoa N°3 HOOD

Genoa N°4 HOOD

Reacher HOOD

Stormjib CHERET VOILES (never used).

Furling gennaker BECKEN

Triradial spinnaker HOOD

Lazy bag SUNBRELLA anti UV

On storage:


Working spinnaker BRUCE BANKS

Heavy starcut spinnaker  BRUCEBANKS




Anchoring and Ground Tackle

Main mooring line: 20mm 4 strands braid rope 40m spliced to 10mm chain 30m.

Windlass : gypsy and drum LEWMAR V1 1000lb vertical 1200W.

CQR 16kg


FORTRESS 7kg +5m 10mm chain+ 40m 4strand braided rope 18mm.



Partitions doors  and soles: thick solid teak wood, revarnished SPINNAKER Satin (2014)

Inside hull wall lined with solid teak slats.

Thin multi foil insulation under deck.

Upholstery seats and mattresses: Dunlopillo covered with newly Kingfisher blue velvet (2014).


GRP partitioned with BOMAR inspection trap to drained chain locker.

Fore cabin

2 folding canvas framed berths.

Sail storage under.

Large GOIOT hatch central.

Fore side of partition partly discolored.


2 lockers on starboard with shelves and hangers.

1 low storage locker above sole.

Head compartment

Small LEWMAR hatch opening.

Pressure water electric pump.

Washbasin and shower.



Central Goiot hatch

Cushioned sofas each sides.

Middle folding solid teak table.

Spirits and liqueurs/glasses storage in the foot.

4 lockers behind seat backrests.

2 upper pilot berths partially secluded.

Starboard: under seats house bank and water tank.

Port: under seats water tank and fuel tank.

Chart table

Opening chart table above 4 drawers compartment.

Electric panel and electronics.

Starter battery and charger under cushioned seat.


Stainless steel sink

Fridge 90 l. FRIGOBOAT eutectic unit.

Gas cooker ENO 3 burners / oven (seasoned)

Upper dishes locker.

Lower 4 drawers flatware sideboard.

Aft cabin

2 port holes GOIOT and LEWMAR opening on cockpit

Starbord large berth. Storage compartment under (watermaker and Frigoboat unit) .

Port berth above storage compartment.

Under sole stuffing box, shaft and exhaust muffler .


Teak deck rebuilt 15mm IGUAÇU Shipyard (2006)

Antislip gel coated GRP slim roof.

NAV4 GIBBS towing genoa car tracks

2 Spinnaker poles in drained gutters along roof.

1 Jockey pole.


Halyard: Genoas and spinnaker :4xLEWMAR 43 2 speed.

             Main  cable on GIBBS drum.  

Mast : 1xLEWMAR 40 / 2 speed.

Reef lines : 2xANDERSEN ST12 stainless steel 2 speed

Genoa: 2xANDERSEN ST56 stainless steel 2 speed

Spinnaker guy and sheet: 2xLEWMAR 43 2 speed

Main sheet: 1xLEWMAR 16 / 2 speed


Main sheet GIBBS traveler on bridgedeck.

Electronic instrument panel above companionway.

Teak covered side and aft benches with removable viyl covered cushions.

Life raft under seat on port.

Pedestal with elkhide covered steering wheel and DANFORTH Constellation 5’’ compass.

Engine control board with VDO voltmeter, pressure and temperature gauge, rev counter and starter.


Gerard Giudicelli
122 Rue du Commandant Rolland Chambord 3 Marseille
Location: Barcelona Spain
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