1974 NAUTOR SWAN 44
€245,000 tax paid
Very special totally refitted S&S Swan 44
|Manufacturer/Model||Nautor Swan 44|
|Designer||Sparkman & Stephens|
|New or Used||Used|
|Tax/VAT Status||Tax paid|
|Engine||Yanmar 4JH5E 53hp|
|Keel Type||Fin Keel|
|Drinking Water Capacity||330l|
DescriptionVERY special S&S Swan 44 in only her third ownership since new and completely rebuilt and upgraded over recent seasons at substantial cost. Without a doubt one of the best S&S Swans afloat today.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Arguably one of the finest S&S generation Swans on the water today. Purchased by her current owner in 2011, PEPPER III returned to Finland in 2011 and has undergone a complete refit of decks, engine, electronics, rigging, sails, topsides paint, interior varnish etc etc… the list just goes on. With a vast ammount invested in the boat by her current owner, all works have been carried out sympathetically in respect of the original Nautor style, to ensure that PEPPER III remains authentic to her classic Swan heritage.
Her specification highlights include:-
• Standard 2.30m keel making her ideal for Baltic cruising
• Taller Rig alternative
• Teak deck replaced in Italy 2006 and refurbished with new caulking - 2019
• Hull topsides repainted - 2012
• Underwater sections epoxy treated – 2012
• New Yanmar 4JH 53hp engine fitted – 2012
• Retractable bowthruster fitted – 2012
• Rig repainted – 2012
• Standing rigging replaced – 2017
• Mast-step rebuilt – 2015
• Comprehensive recent sail wardrobe from UK Sails and North Sails including furling Code 0 and gennaker
• Full Raymarine instrument package including radar, plotters, AIS, mast-mounted repeaters
• Domestic electrics replaced 2018 including twin chargers, inverter, DC-DC isolators and new wiring throughout
• Mastervolt Lithium service battery
• All deck fittings re-chromed – 2012
• Interior joinery sanded and revarnished – 2020
• Through-hull fitting/hoses replaced 2020
Successfully raced in the Baltic Sea, PEPPER III would make a perfect family cruiser racer with the capabilities to sit at the very top in some of the world’s most prestigious regattas. PEPPER III is now offered for sale to make way for a larger Nautor SWAN.
PEPPER III designed by legendary Sparkman & Stephens and built by world famous Nautor’s Swan in Finland in 1974. A total of 76 hulls were built. PEPPER III is hull No 65. Most of them are still sailing all over the World. Professionals and skilled sailing enthusiasts fell in love with the model right from the launch in 1972. S&S Swan 44 won the London Boat Show Yacht of the Year award in 1973.
For her first 31 years she sailed in Italy under the name KRATOS. In 2006 She was sold to the UK where she sailed under the name SOLO. In 2011 she was found in relatively poor but original condition in Southern England. Her current owner sailed her back to his home water in Finland where she has undergone a complete refurbishment. Today PEPPER III is in mint condition and for sure one of the most stunning S&S Swan 44 on the Planet. Despite her age and beautiful classic lines, she has an awesome sailing performance and she can be a tough competitor at the race course too! You can spot her in the Finnish or Swedish archipelago. Homeport is HSS in Helsinki. PEPPER III crew is well known for their team spirit and welcoming hospitality. If the crew is not on board, they are usually hanging at the local bar – together with other nice sailors and people.
With hundreds of years of Finnish boat building tradition, Pekka was inspired by a vision to start producing high-quality and high performance sailing yachts, made for the those, like him, who had the passion for cruising and racing in full contact with the water and nature. This was despite the challenging environment around the small town of Pietarsaari, where temperatures can fall to -30 C in the depths of winter and the sea can be frozen for up to five months of the year.
Pekka, educated in the USA, had the intuition and the ability to convince Sparkman & Stephens – New York, one of the most acclaimed yacht designers at that time, to design his first sailing yacht in fibreglass trimmed with wood. No one before had built a vessel over 10 metres in length with this material, which was still in its infancy for shipbuilding. He had a vision that this material would dominate the production of vessels in the years to come.
The first Swan yacht produced was the Swan 36, a yacht that introduced, in addition to the fibreglass used for the hull, a significant number of innovations such as the rudder positioned fully aft, the skeg separated from the fin keel, the centre of the hull shifted back with the application of a bustle, and the swelling of the keel aft thus providing great steering stability. The result was a fibreglass vessel whose behaviour and safety equalled that of the traditional wooden vessels, that could provide greater steering stability but with less weight and better living space. It was a vessel that marked the beginning of one of the most prestigious boat yards in the world. These yachts have come to embody the ultimate luxury and quality in the sailing industry with full respect for the founder’s motto – “the very best”.
In the spring of 1968, a Swan 36 was delivered to British sailor, Dave Johnson, who skippered the yacht with remarkable success in regattas around the British Isles, and in particular at Cowes. These racing achievements generated such a positive feedback that Nautor’s Swan rapidly established its reputation as the foremost manufacturer of high performance racing yachts. This led to the development of the new Swan 37 and Swan 43, with the latter winning the Admiral’s Cup in 1969. Swan became the preferred choice of the most discerning of sailors such as Herbert von Karajan with his Swan 43 – “Helisara II”.
Sparkman & Stephens were the designers of approximately the first thousand Swan yachts sold by the Yard. These included the memorable and iconic Swan 38 and Swan 47 which, together with the other models, have positioned Swan as synonymous with performance coupled with quality and elegance, enduring reliability, and timeless lines. The unmistakable “Arrow” indented in the hull of every Swan, has eliminated the need to display the brand name.
YACHTING PRESS REMARKS:
Of all yacht designers there is perhaps only one name that stands as a reasonable guarantee that a new design will be successful in the racing sphere. And even when that name is Sparkman and Stephens tere are certain of the firms boats which are expected with more than the usual anticipation of grandeur. The most recent production boat that fits this description is the Swan 44. The reason for this has much to do with Noryema VIII´s win in the Bermuda Race this year. A Swan 48, to which the new 44 is closely related, she went a long way towards knocking the belief that large production boats cannot compete against more expensive one-offs. The Swan 44 therefore is expected to respond well to fine tuning and any prospective Admirals Cup contender not wishing to play a stake in the uncompromising one-off game might do no better than to invest his money in this Nautor built Swan.
As a prestigious cruising boat, of course, one would be hard put to find a better appointed one. With only six permanent berths and two pipecots forward one can hardly call her cramped. There are two quarter berths aft, a separate toilet compartment and navigation table to starboard and a large galley and hanging locker to port. Forward of this “working “area is a set of opposing pilot and settee berths with a dining table amidships. IN the fo`c`s`le is another hanging locker and aforementioned pipecots. One word to the cruising man however- Access below is through a hatch in the deck. Since S&S cannot guarantee to keep the rain off, she will be suited to the tolerance of a racing crew than to mother-in-law.
Yachts & Yachting – December Issue 1972
• RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
• GRP laminate hull construction
• The hull is built of single skin construction using GRP/Kevlar reinforced polyester laminate. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
• In 2012 the vessel had a full anti-osmosis treatment. The antifouling layers were completely removed and two layers of epoxy were coated.
• The hull was repainted with white Awgrip in 2012
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP deck and superstructure construction
• New teak decks in 2006.
• Complete refurbishment of teak decks with new caulking in 2019.
• Painted surfaces repainted in 2012 in white.
Keel & Rudder:
• The fin keel with keel ballast is cast lead alloyed with antimony.
• Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
• The rudder blade is GRP and supported by a full length protective skeg.
• Rudder and all bearings checked – 2012
Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH5E, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 53hp @ 3,000rpm – New 2012
• Freshwater engine cooling
• Engine control via single lever control
• The engine room is lined with dense sound proof foam, to reduce noise and heat in the cabins. There is also forced ventilation to reduce temperature and radiant heat.
• Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger and raw water intake and strainer.
Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours – approx. 450 as of Autumn 2020
• Date of last engine service – March 2020
• Service booked for winter 2020-2021.
Propulsion & Steering:
• Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft driving supported by p-bracket
• Lewmar retractable bowthruster with RMC Marine control at helm - 2012
• 3-bladed Flexofold prop
• Nautor helm pedestal with cable & mechanical steering controlled by hide covered large diameter stainless steel wheel
• Steering overhauled and bearings checked– 2012
• 12vDC domestic system 12vDC start circuit and 230vAC via shorepower
• All Electrical systems upgraded/ replaced 2018 - 2019
• 1x 12vDC 60Ah battery for engine start – 2019
• 2x12vDC 60Ah battery for bowthruster - 2019
• 1x 12vDC 320 Ah Mastervolt Lithium Battery – 2019
• Mastervolt MICC battery monitoring system
• 12vDC alternator to charge engine start.
• Mastervolt Chargemaster Plus 12/75-3 75amp battery charger
• Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/25-3 25Amp battery charger
• Mastervolt 1,200w inverter including multi control panel
• 3x Victron Orion-TR 12/12-9 DC-DC isolated converters
• 220vAC shore power connection
• 220vAC ring main – 2019
• 12VDC sockets and USB power sockets - 2019
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• Pressurised hot & cold water system using 12v DC pressure pump assisted by pressure accumulator (water pump was replaced in 2008).
• Water heated by 22 litre engine driven calorifier with 220v AC 700w immersion element.
• Thermostatic mixer taps supplying galley and both heads.
• Pressurised hot & cold water system in aft cockpit
• Central bilge incorporated in keel structure
• Manual bilge pumps mounted in cockpit and galley
• Seacocks and through hull fittings checked and replaced 2020.
• Total fuel capacity is 150 litres in one stainless steel tank
• Analogue fuel tank gauge at DC panel
• Total water capacity is 330 litres.
• Fresh water is stored in 2 custom-built stainless steel tank, located below the saloon berths. The tank is fitted with inspection hatches, baffles, deck filler and breather
• Analogue water tank gauge at DC panel
• Black water holding tank 75 L with Gobius digital tank level monitor
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Raymarine E90W multifunction chartplotter fitted to port of helm pedestal - 2012
• Raymarine autopilot Type2 with p70 control head mounted to starboard of helm pedestal - 2012
• Raymarine ST70+ 2x multi-repeaters forward of the cockpit with wind, speed, depth and log transducers - 2012
• Raymarine Radar scanner- 2015
• 2x Tacktic wireless displays at mast with remote controls– 2012
• Original Danforth steering compass refurbished in Italy- 2016
At chart table:
• Raymarine E125W multifunction chartplotter - 2012
• Raymarine i70 multi-display - 2015
• Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver - 2015
• Raymarine AIS100 splitter - 2015
• Raymarine Micro-Talk wireless gateway - 2015
• Raymarine Ray VHF with DSC mounted at chart table with external speaker - 2012
• Dometic gimballed stainless gas stove with 3x burners and oven
• 130 litre top-opening cool-box with 100mm insulation and 2x Isotherm SP with water-cooled Isotherm compressor - 2019
• Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supplies.
• Worktops, cupboards, storage behind doors.
• Oras watertap
• Baby Blake manual marine heads – refurbished 2019
• Hot & cold pressurised freshwater hand-held shower
• Updated Oras ingraved water tap
• New led lights fitted 2019 – Cabin lights
• Red floor lights and red lights offered at push button command
• Reading LED lights in cabins
• Wallas diesel fired hot air cabin heating system – 2012
Summary of Accommodation:
• Swan 44 standard layout version with up to 8 berths in 2 double cabins, plus saloon settee berths, single head and a L-shaped galley. Navigation table.
• Burma teak interior joinery made up of faced marine plywood with solid teak
• Wood surfaces sanded, upgraded and re-varnished 2019
• Teak battening to exposed hull sides.
• Teak soleboards with holly inlay – replaced 2012
• White vinyl headlinings with teak trim
• Dark plush upholstery throughout – 2014
• Forward cabin upgraded to proper berths - 2012
• Headlinings replaced 2012-14
• All new mattresses and upholstery fitted 2012
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
• Twin bunk cabin with fold up berth and ample sail stowage beneath.
• Heads compartment fitted to starboard.
• The saloon has pilot berths port and starboard with a L-shaped seating area to port with large table with extending leaf and a sofa to starboard.
• The galley is to port with additional food preparation area, twin sink and refrigerator/freezer.
• She has a large chart table to starboard.
• The aft cabin has a double to port and single berth to starboard and additional fridge as well as masses of storage.
• Nautor masthead single spreader, keel-stepped aluminium anodised mast
• Rig painted white – 2012
• Complete mast check 2012 and 2018
• Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging – replaced 2017
• Spreaders and running rigging checked and replaced, all Dyneema- 2017
• All halyards, sheets and running backstay in Dyneema – 2018
• New wire backstay - 2018
• Refurbished, galvanized and re-laminated mast foot with adjustable foot position - 2015
• Mainsail track recessed into cockpit floor forward of the helm position
• Harken furling forestay drum with furling line led back to cockpit for easy handling
• Adjustable genoa tracks
• Asymmetric spinnaker equipment, including 2x Dyneema sheets, 2x gennaker blocks, 2x footblocks, 2 cleats for parking the sheets and 2x Wichard shackles
• Harken Hydraulic adjustable backstay - 2013
• Spinlock jammers - 2012
• Rog vang
• Lazyjacks for mainsail
• Spinnaker pole and jockey boom - repainted 2018
• Deck and mast lights – 2012
• All deck fittings, winches etc re-chromed - 2012
• Andersen aluminium racing 2-speed self-tailing winches from 2012 including:
• 2x primary winches for genoa
• 2x Control line winches
• Lewmar Winches, refurbished 2012 including:
• 2x Spinnaker winches
• 2x deck-mounted halyard winches
• 3x mast halyard winches
• 2x Harken winches for reefing system
• UK Sails Racing mainsail - 2017
• North Sails 3Di No.2 genoa - 2015
• UK Sails Titanium Matrix light No.1 Genoa – 2014
• UK Sails Titanium Matrix heavy No.1 Genoa – 2014
• UK Sails Titanium Matrix No.3 Genoa – 2014
• UK Sails jib - 2014
• UK Sails Tapedrive battened mainsail - 2012
• UK Sails Tapedrive furling genoa - 2012
• North Sails S3 symmetric spinnaker - 2018
• UK Sails S1 symmetric spinnaker – 2014
• UK Sails S2 symmetric spinnaker – 2014
• UK Sails S3 symmetric spinnaker – 2014
• UK Sails Cruising Gennaker - 2015
• UK Sails Code 0- 2014
• Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardrail stanchions.
• Folding radar antenna pole at stern, made to measure 2015
• All deck equipment chromed and refurbished in 2012
• Scandinavian styled pulpit – 2012
• Bowsprit for Code 0 and Gennaker -2015
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Stem head fitting in stainless steel
• 2 x Anchor 15 kg and 20 kg Delta type (galvanised steel) with 25 m lead anchor warp
• Mooring cleats
Sprayhoods, Covers & Canvas:
• Spray hood in blue canvas with sturdy aluminium tubing
• blue canvas mainsail cover
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
• SEAGO 8 pers liferaft ISO 9650-1
• Navigation lights
• Anchoring light
• 4x fire-extinguishers
• Fire blanket
Viewing arrangementsLying – Helsinki, Finland
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.
Lead broker: Jonas Renlund – Grabau international ( Scandinavia)
Tel: +358 408098688
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