0 1987 Nautor Swan 53 For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€375,000 tax paid

Much-upgraded and beautifully presented Swan 53

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNautor Swan 53
DesignerGerman Frers
Boat NameKristal
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingMallorca, Spain


LOA16.06m (52'0")
LWL13.12m (43'0")
Beam4.78m (15'0")
Draft2.4m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo D3-150 150hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    Beautifully presented and much-upgraded Nautor Swan 53 of German Frers design with low-draft keel and push-button hydraulic rig.


    Privately owned and Spanish-flagged since 2002, KRISTAL is a beautifully presented and extensively upgraded/refitted example or the German Frers designed Nautor Swan 53. Built between 1986 and 1994, KRISTAL is hull No.4 of 50 delivered and is fitted out with the owner’s stateroom aft, push-button Reckman hydraulic rig and a factory-supplied Scheel keel (2.30m).

    Her specifications highlights include: -
    • Scheel 2.40m lead keel
    • Teak decks replaced 2016 and further serviced 2022
    • Topsides and superstructure repainted 2016
    • Stainless steel and teak bathing platform added
    • Primary sails replaced 2017 (vertical battened mainsail)
    • Gennaker and Cruising Chute
    • B&G navigation suite including twin plotters, radar, AIS and twin autopilots – 2020
    • SSB radio
    • Volvo D3-150 diesel engine fitted 2020 with 3-bladed MaxProp
    • Reckman rig with hydraulic inmast furling and genoa furler
    • New Andersen Electric primary winches 2022
    • Master double cabin aft with mirrored twin guest cabins forward
    • HR watermaker
    • Northern Lights 7.5kva generator
    • Trojan service batteries
    • Mastervolt inverter
    • Airrrr air-conditioning system with 20,000 BTU output
    • Electric heads
    • Fridges and freezer
    • Tender and outboard



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from European Union Recreational Craft Directive as she first placed into use with the EU prior to 1998.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hand laminated solid GRP hull with GRP/ Foam longitude stingers
    • Hull skin single construction
    • GRP sandwich superstructure
    • Teak laid deck, cockpit seating and cockpit sole – 12mm deck replaced 2016
    • Topsides, exposed deck areas and superstructure repainted Awlgrip ‘Off White’ 2016

    Keel & Rudder:
    • 2.50m reduced draft ‘Scheel’ bulbed keel
    • Lead ballast casting with antimony
    • Spade rudder with roller bearings


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo D3-150 5-cylinder 2.4 litre turbo-charged diesel engine producing 150 hp @ 3,000 rpm - 2020
    • Volvo Penta hydraulic reduction gearbox - 2020
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
    • Single lever throttle/gear controls at helm
    • Twin Racor fuel/water separators with alarm system at chart table

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: 805 as of Spring 2022
    • Engine serviced annually – last service 2022
    • Cruising speed: approx. 7 knots
    • Maximum speed: approx. 8 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft
    • Tides Marine drip free shaft seal - 2020
    • MaxProp 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • Hide covered large diameter stainless steel helm wheel


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuits 220v AC via shore power, generator or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • 8x Trojan T-105 6vDC 185Ah deep cycle service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 370Ah @ 24v - 2017
    • 12vDC 75Ah Engine start battery - 2020
    • 12vDC 75Ah Generator start battery - 2020

    Chargers & Inverters:
    • 24vDC battery Mastervolt charger for service batteries – 2020
    • Mastervolt Mass Sine 220vAC 3,000w inverter with control at chart table - 2020

    • 175 Amp 24vDC high-output engine-mounted alternator - 2020
    • Volvo 12vDC engine-mounted alternator - 2020

    • Northern Lights (Luger) 7.5kva 3-cylinder 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours: 1,617 as of Spring 2022
    • Generator serviced annually – last service 2022

    Shore power:
    • 220vAC shore power system
    • 220vAC sockets throughout yacht

    Other Electrical:
    • MTC Magnetronic ACA2000 digital Amp and Volt meters for 220vAC supply
    • MTC Magnetronic DCA2000 digital Amp and Volt meters for 24vAC supply
    • Solenoid battery switches
    • Alfatronix 24-12vDC voltage droppers


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised freshwater system with 24vDC pressure pump
    • Multinox-N-80/48-M Boreak for water system 230V/50Hz Protection IP44
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element from shorepower in well-insulated hot water tank
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

    • HP 220vAC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx. 150 litres per hour
    • Watermarker hours – approx. 152 as of Spring 2021

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 24vDC electric automatic bilge pumps
    • Bilge pump override switch at AC/DC panel
    • Manual bilge pumps

    Black & Grey Water:
    • Black water discharges to holding tanks or direct at sea
    • Grey water discharges direct at sea


    • Fuel capacity: 530 litres in 3x stainless steel tanks (265 litres, 145 litres and 120 litres)
    • Level gauges at chart table

    Fresh Water:
    • Freshwater capacity: 770 litres in 3x stainless steel tanks (265 litres, 275 litres and 770 litres) litres in
    • Switchable level gauge

    Holding Tanks:
    • 120 litre blackwater holding tank
    • Tankwatch electronic holding tank monitoring system


    In Cockpit:
    • B&G Zeus 9” colour GPS chart plotter at chart table – 2020
    • B&G Halo 32Nm closed array radar scanner on transom pole – 2020
    • B&G autopilot with NECO engine – 2020
    • Secondary B&G autopilot with hydraulic arm connection to quadrant - 2020
    • 2x B&G Triton2 autopilot control units - 2020
    • B&G Triton 2 graphic display -2020
    • B&G H5000 system with wind, speed and depth transducers - 2020
    • B&G H5000 analogue AWS, AWA and Magnified wind displays – 2020
    • Suunto steering compass

    At Chart Table:
    • B&G Zeus 12” colour GPS chart plotter – 2020
    • B&G H5000 graphic display – 2020
    • B&G Triton 2 graphic display -2020
    • 2x B&G Triton2 autopilot control units - 2020
    • B&G autopilot remote control handset - 2020
    • Leica MK12 Professional Navigator GPS connected to second autopilot
    • B&G Class B AIS transponder – 2020
    • LCD monitor at chart table connected to outdoor camera on deck

    Communications Equipment:
    • B&G V60 VHF with DSC – 2020
    • B&G H60 VHF remote control handset - 2020
    • Furuno FS-1052 SSB transceiver


    • Alpes Inox stainless steel gimballed stove with 4x gas burners and oven
    • Extractor fan
    • Top opening freezer with 220vAC compressor
    • Front opening refrigerator/freezer with 220vAC compressor
    • Dometic CRX0050 compressor DC compressor fridge
    • Twin stainless steel sink with pressurised hot & cold water supply
    • Manual fresh and salt water supplies with foot pumps

    • 24V electric heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers in heads

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Airrrr 220vAC air-conditioning system with 12,000 BTU output in saloon and forward cabins and 8,000 BTU output for aft cabin area

    • Alpine stereo radio cassette player with speakers in saloon
    • Fusion waterproof cockpit speakers
    • CD autochanger
    • Samsung 42” LCD TV
    • Amplified TV/FM aerial at masthead


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Owner’s double cabin aft with ensuite heads. Two twim bunk cabins forwards, sharing ensuite heads. Crew v-cabin in forepeak.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Interior finished in hand-crafted teak
    • Stainless steel counter in galley
    • Moulded GRP counters in heads
    • Beige Leather upholstery
    • Teak and holly soleboards
    • White vinyl padded headlining’s with teak battening
    • Lee-cloths for all berths

    Accommodation Layout:
    • Crew cabin in v-berth arrangement in forepeak
    • Aft is heads for forward cabins.
    • Mirrored guest twin bunk cabins.
    • Large saloon with L-shaped settee to port with central settee bench and large dining table. Cabinetry opposite to starboard with TV locker.
    • Chart table aft to starboard with forward-facing chart table and seat.
    • Galley to port in walkthrough to owner’s cabin aft.
    • Owner’s ensuite heads to starboard with additional access from saloon to create useful day heads.
    • Owner’s cabin aft with centreline double berth and settees to port and starboard.

    • Reckman aluminium mast and boom
    • Mast and boom painted white – 2010
    • Keel-stepped mast with three sets of spreaders
    • Reckman hydraulic in-mast furling system
    • Reckman hydraulic genoa furler
    • Fitment for removable inner forestay
    • Navtec hydraulic adjustment for vang, backstay, babystay and forestay with control panel in cockpit
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – professionally serviced and partially replaced 2002
    • Insulated backstay
    • Lewmar mainsheet traveller with dedicated winches
    • Genoa tracks
    • Checkstays
    • White painted aluminium alloy spinnaker pole – stowed on adjustable mast track

    • 2x Andersen R68 primary electric winches - 2022
    • 2x Lewmar 55ST checkstay winches
    • 2x Lewmar 43ST mainsheet winches
    • 2x Lewmar mast-mounted halyard control/line winches

    • GP Sails Dacron vertically battened mainsail – 2017
    • GP Sails Dacron 120% furling genoa – 2017
    • Gennaker with snuffer

    General Deck Equipment:
    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with twin guadwires and stanchions
    • Stainless steel and teak bathing platform – 2018
    • Radar antenna mast at transom
    • Stainless steel outboard tender crane
    • Folding passarelle

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans Falkon 24vDC 1,700w electric anchor windlass – 2018
    • 40kg Bruce anchor with 75m stainless steel anchor chain
    • Saltwater washing pump outlet in anchor locker
    • Warps and fenders

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood for forward cockpit with stainless steel frame
    • Bimini for aft helm cockpit
    • Helm pedestal cover
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Hatch covers

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Highfield rigid-bottomed tender
    • Mercury 6hp outboard


    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.

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    Lying Palma de Mallorca

    Available to view strictly by appointment

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    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: Lucio Pellegrini
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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