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Swan 40/047

Swan 40 Hull #047 Star Swan - year : 1971 - hull colour :White

Star Swan

A unique chance to acquire a recently refurbished modern classic Swan 40, benefitting  from an extensive refit in 2018, including full respray with professional epoxy treatment below the water line.  She has all new sails, new canvas work and new running rigging, is in excellent condition and is fully prepared to begin her next sailing adventure.  Pressure of work and a recent house move mean that I am no longer able to give her the time she deserves and I would like to see her go to a new home.

Specs, Equipment and Information: 

Builder: Nautor Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
LOA: 39.33 feet LWL: 28.5 feet Beam: 10.83 feet
Displacement: 8600 kilogram  Ballast: 3600 kilogram
Cruising Speed: 6 knots Max Speed: 7.5 knots

Fuel: 135 ltr Water: 135 ltr Black water holding tank: 40 ltr


8 berths in three cabins with max headroom of 6' 3”.  All new upholstery 2018
Forecabin: V-berth forward and infill to make into a double berth.
Heads: Jabsco marine toilet (2018) and wash basin. Cupboards opposite.
Saloon: Settee berths and pilot berths to port and starboard and folding dining table.
Galley: to starboard with Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water (heated by calorifier from engine), Isotherm 12 volt fridge with underwater heat exchanger (efficient in hot climates) and ample storage.
Chart table: to port with good stowage, new electrical panel and instrumentation.
Aft cabin: Single quarter berths aft to port and starboard.
The interior is fitted throughout in a mix of teak battens lining the hull and light Koto veneers on the large surfaces. These, with a half bulkhead dividing the galley from the saloon and an extra hatch just aft of the mast make 'Star Swan' an unusually light boat of this type. Security grills for all hatches to keep the boat airy in hot weather. 

Spars & Sails 

Masthead bermudan rig (short rig version). Original Nautor white painted aluminium single spreader, keel stepped mast and replacement larger Hood boom. Spinnaker pole. Jockey pole. Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging (new 2015). Dyneema running rigging (New 2018). 

Removable inner forestay with highfield lever. Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. Slab reefing mainsail. Harken Mk III headsail furling system. Mainsheet system with coarse/18:1 fine tune and Antil mainsheet track. Extra tracks forward for blade genoa. Solid vang. 



2 x Barlow 28 self-tailing sheet winches in cockpit
1 x Barlow 23 self-tailing furling line winch in cockpit
2 x Barlow 28 halyard winches on deck by mast
2 x Barlow 16 winches on mast
1 x Barlow 24 winch on mast 


Fully battened mainsail - Lonton & Gray 2018
140% Furling genoa - Lonton and Gray - 2018
Furling blade genoa 
Storm jib
Storm trysail
1.5 oz spinnaker
0.75 oz spinnaker
Cruising chute with snuffer
Set of older racing sails - mainsail, No.2, No.2, No.3 blade Many other older serviceable sails 

Mechanical Systems 

Yanmar 3JHE, 40hp inboard diesel engine fitted new in 2001. Fully serviced 2018 with new electrical loom.  Updated exhaust system 2018.  Starting panel in cockpit with indicators for engine temperature, oil pressure, revs and alarms. Racor fuel filters. Shaft drive with Max prop 3 bladed folding propeller serviced 2018. Full log of regular engine maintenance. 2527 engine hours (09/09/16). 

Electrical Systems 

3 x 12V 135 amp/hour volt batteries with 3-way switch Batteries charged by alternator on the engine
All wiring replaced with new distribution panel in 2018
USB and 12V sockets at Chart table
Link two battery bank monitor
Smart charger
Heavy duty RCD, shorepower and battery charger 2 x 240V 3 pin AC sockets
3 x regulators for solar cells and/or wind generator
Monitor Windvane steering system 


Deck Equipment 

20kg anchor with 60m x 3/8" chain
Kedge anchor
1500 kw electric anchor windlass (new 2013) with remote corded controls
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
Removable swim ladder with fixings by port shrouds
Tan mainsail cover 2018
Tan sprayhood 2018
3-part bimini sun protection over cockpit with side and aft extensions 2018
New deck shower.  Hot and cold pressurised water system
Numerous fenders, warps and lines
Flag staff and ensign
Sun protection deck canvas covers for protection in hot climates 


Navigation Equipment 

Plastimo steering compass on binnacle
New Raymarine cockpit displays 2018 models
Raymarine ST60 Tridata speed/log/depth in cockpit
JRC Radar 1000 at chart table (new 2000)
Raymarine colour chart plotter (new 2018) at chart table
Raymaerine DSC VHF at chart table with second station by helm in cockpit
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot by helm
Clock and barometer
12 volt socket at chart table
Original Nautor lighting enhanced by LED reading lights
Tricolour light at masthead
Deck flood and steaming lights on mast
Deck level navigation lights 


Safety Equipment 

Firdell radar reflector on mast 2 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
2 x horseshoe lifebuoys Webbing type jackstays
Harness eye in cockpit
Gas alarm with new regulator and Gas Saefty Check Certificate issued 2016
EPIRB new 2015 



Built in 1971 (short rigged cruising version) by Nautor, Hull No. 047 of only 51 built to a Sparkman and Stephens design. White GRP hull, coach roof and cockpit resprayed to original Nautors specification in 2018.
Hull below waterline stripped, epoxied and anti fouled in 2018
Teak laid decks which were replaced with 1/2" teak in 2008.
Long fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit
Whitlock steering wheel
New perspex to windows in saloon. New perspex to forehatch and forward cabin windows. 


Available immediately

Currently lying at Cagliari, Sardinia

Price £75,000 VAT paid in UK



Adrian Lower



Adrian Lower
Shore House, The Quay, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8AS
United Kingdom
Location: Cagliari, Sardinia
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