€470,000 tax paid

Launched 2005, Swan 56 C/R

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNautor Swan 56 C/R
DesignerGerman Frers
Boat NameLa Belle
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingBarcelona, Spain


LOA17.53m (57'0")
LWL15.08m (49'0")
Beam4.73m (15'0")
Draft2.75m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo D2-75 75hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Sparkling Swan 56 ‘Cruiser/Racer’ version, launched in 2005, with later single-cockpit layout, versatile 4-cabin plus crew interior layout and a comprehensive performance cruising inventory.


    Constructed in December 2004 and launched in 2005 as hull No.43 out of 46 built between 1997 and 2006, LA BELLE (ex DANEB) was purchased by her current owner directly from Nautor Swan in 2010 and has been used for cruising with occasional racing from her base in Barcelona. Her specification highlights include:-

    • Cruiser/Racer version
    • Single-cockpit deck layout
    • 2.75m bulbed keel
    • Volvo D2-75 engine with 3-bladed folding prop
    • Electro-hydraulic fold-out bathing platform
    • Fully-battened mainsail with low-friction battencars
    • Electric 3-speed primary winches
    • Electric halyard winches
    • Gennaker
    • Teak laid decks
    • Upgraded B&G and Garmin instruments including chart plotter and radar
    • Carbon fibre radar antenna pole at transom
    • 4-cabin, 2-heads plus additional crew cabin forward internal layout
    • Teak interior joinery throughout
    • Westerbeke generator
    • Spectra watermaker
    • Marine-Air reverse-cycle air-conditioning


    “Nautor's new Swan 56, available as either a cruiser/racer or regatta model, is a powerful and elegant statement from one of the world's premier sailboat builders. Designed by German Frers, the Swan 56 demonstrates Nautor's renewed commitment to performance, while maintaining the essentials of structural integrity, seakindliness, comfort and safety that have earned the company an enduring reputation among demanding sailors the world over…

    …Swans have always been capable upwind boats and the 56 will be no exception. Her bow features the requisite small-entry angle for speed by waterline but she also has enough of a rake to assure a clean entry. There is sufficient forefoot area to reduce pounding in a chop. The wide stern has just a trace of counter to keep the trailing edge out of the water. However, the 56's forte, like most performance boats today, will be quick planing and blazing off-the-wind speed. Both versions of the 56 are based on the same hull shape, which carries the beam well aft, although the keel sections are different. The standard, loaded draft of the cruiser/racer is 9 feet, while the regatta's loaded draft is a shade more than 11 feet, which should keep even the most laid-back sailors on their toes. The interior, deck and sail plans also reflect the differences between the two…

    …Swan's superb deck layouts have often been copied but rarely duplicated. The nearly flush teak deck with a wedge look and two cockpits are a Swan trademark. The aft steering cockpit features a scooped-out Destroyer wheel, a curved helmsman's seat and nicely angled foot supports…

    … once you negotiate the ladder, there is little to dislike about the 56's interior. From the light Burmese teak veneers, to the elegant curved teak moldings, to the well-thought-out layout, the interior is stunning, in the classic, understated Scandinavian way…

    …Bringing the boat up, we managed 6.8 knots without stalling at 30 to 35 degrees apparent. There was a modest bay chop, and I was impressed by the lack of any noticeable pounding up forward. There is no disputing that today's long waterlines are fast, sometimes dramatically so, yet often there is a trade-off in upwind motion. It seems Frers has found that elusive balance between speed and motion when sailing on the wind. We were anxious to crack off on a reach and put a wave under the quarter. Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough of a sea running and we didn't have enough sail to get the boat on top of the water. Still, we clipped along at 7 and 8 knots consistently.

    The Swan 56 lives up to its promise. It was intelligently conceived and beautifully finished. I have a suspicion that in a few years' time, we will be calling the 56 the latest Nautor Swan classic.”
    Sailing Magazine – November 2008



    RCD Status:
    • It is our understanding that the yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A — "Ocean".

    Hull Construction:
    • Single skin glass/aramid hybrid fiber reinforced polyester laminate.
    • A high portion of the fibres are unidirectional giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue
    • properties.
    • Structural bulkheads are of marine ply laminated to the hull and deck with foam strips between.
    • Stiffener flanges are unidirectional layups over foam cores.
    • Engine beds are GRP.
    • Weather resistant NGA type gel coat.
    • Double coaming stripes in Flag blue.
    • Bottom treated with epoxy primer when yacht was constructed for improved blistering resistance.
    • Additional portholes each side in coamings to both aft cabins

    Deck Construction:
    • Sandwich cored deck using glass fibre reinforced laminate and low density closed cell foam core.
    • Deck is glued to the hull.
    • High density core under the deck fittings.
    • 12mm teak overlay on side decks.
    • White gel coat with non-skid on coachroof top.
    • White gel coat on the remainder of the deck.
    • Teak toe rail.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Keel is a lead casting with antimony.
    • Cast in keel bolts are high tensile stainless steel.
    • Foam filled, GRP rudder with tubular tapered stock of E-glass composite.
    • 2 self aligning roller bearings.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo D2-75 4-cylinder 75hp turbo-charged diesel engine
    • Volvo S150S saildrive gearbox
    • HMI wet exhaust system with fiberglass silencer draining through transom.
    • Silencer provided with drain tap.
    • Thermostat freshwater cooling with heat exchanger on engine.
    • Single lever throttle control

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – tbc
    • Date of last engine service - 2021 (serviced annually)

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 3-bladed Gori folding propeller with overdrive
    • Helm pedestal with large diameter hide-covered Destroyer stainless steel wheel


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shore power, generator or inverter.
    • Magnetronic DC2000 series digital monitors for DC ad AC voltage and amps
    • Alfatronix 2412vDC converters

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC engine start battery
    • 1x 12vDC generator start battery
    • 12x Hawker 6vDC service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 24vDC

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Mastervolt Mass 24/75 75 amp battery charger
    • Mastervolt 24/2500 2.5kw inverter

    • Westerbeke 5.7kw 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours: approx. 2,102 as of Spring 2022
    • Date of last generator service: 2021 (serviced annually)

    • 75Amp 24vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging service batteries
    • 80Amp 12vDC engine-mounted alternator for charging start battery
    • 50Amp generator-mounted alternator for charging generator start battery

    Shore Power:
    • 220vAC Shore power connection
    • 220vAC additional connection for air conditioning
    • Additional shore power inlet 115V, via 6 kVA transformer
    • Reverse polarity switch
    • 220vAC electrical sockets in every cabin, galley, heads, lazarette


    Fresh Water:
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supply with twin G & R Ecojet 24vDC fresh water pumps
    • 45 litre hot water tank with engine driven calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element

    • Spectra Newport 400 24vDC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx. 64 litres per hour

    Bilge pumps:
    • 2x manual single action diaphragm bilge pumps
    • 1x electric centrifuge type bilge pump with high water switch and manual override
    • 1x electric Gulper type bilge pump with manual switching

    Water Supplies:
    • Seawater tap in galley with foot pump
    • Deckshower, hot and cold fresh water
    • Deckwash sea water pump
    • Taps mixers in all bathrooms and galley


    • 590 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tanks

    Fresh Water:
    • 670 litres fresh water capacity in stainless steel tanks

    Holding Tanks:
    • 2x 60 litre black water holding tanks

    • B&G Zeus GPS radar/chart plotter display at helm
    • B&G 3G closed array radar scanner on carbon fibre transom antenna pole
    • Raymarine ST2 90 multi-display at chart table
    • B&G Zeus chart plotter at chart table
    • 2x Garmin GNX multi-displays in cockpit
    • 2x Garmin GMI multi-displays in cockpit
    • 2x Garmin GNX mast-mounted multi-displays
    • Raymarine S3G Autopilot with SmartPilot control head in cockpit
    • Suunto 5" magnetic compass on steering pedestal

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom IC-M330 VHF with DSC at chart table
    • Raymarine VHF speaker at chart table
    • Simrad NSPL-400 VHF antenna splitter
    • Simrad NAIS-400 Class B AIS Transceiver


    • Stainless steel four-burner Force 10 gas stove with oven & grill, gimbaled and provided with fiddles
    • Electric extractor hood over oven
    • Double stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply and additional salt water supply
    • Front loading 150L refrigerator
    • Top loading 135L freezer
    • Nespresso coffee maker

    Heads & Showers:
    • 24vDC vacuum flush heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers
    • Shower and bathing platform

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Marine-Air 220vAC reverse-cycle air conditioning with 24,000 BTU combined output and outlets in saloon, both aft cabins and both forward cabins
    • Hella 12vDC ventilation fans throughout

    • Sharp LCD TV in saloon
    • Radio CD player with loudspeakers in saloon

    Internal Lighting:
    • Reading lights in every cabin for each bunk
    • Red night lights at floor level
    • Automatic lights inside lockers


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Accommodate for up to 8 guests in four guest cabins, plus additional crew cabin froward. Two heads.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Hand rubbed satin finished teak interior with honey colour
    • Saloon seating in blue
    • White curtains, removable and washable
    • Blizzard Semi-Gloss Corian in all heads

    Accommodation Layout from Forward:

    Crew Cabin:
    • One bunk to starboard portside
    • Linen storage below bunks
    • Side lockers above bed
    • Independent access to deck
    • Manual toilet, with teak seat above toilet bowl

    Forward Guest Cabin – Starboard Side:
    • Lower and upper berth to starboard, with drawers underneath
    • Individual air conditioning unit with control
    • Hanging lockers & shelves
    • Hella 12v Turbo Fans
    • Hatches with sun/mosquito screen overhead

    Forward Guest Cabin – Port Side:
    • Single berth to port, with drawers underneath
    • Individual air conditioning unit with control
    • Hanging lockers
    • Hella 12v Turbo Fans
    • Hatches with sun/mosquito screen overhead

    Forward Guest Cabins’ Head:
    • Head with sink, mirror, Vacuum WC and separate shower compartment

    • Dining table with L-shape settee and bench to starboard
    • Pilot berth behind sofa to starboard
    • Large settee to port

    • Stainless steel four-burner Force 10 gas stove with oven & grill, gimbaled and provided with fiddles
    • Double stainless steel sinks
    • Garbage Container
    • Front loading 150L refrigerator
    • Top loading 135L freezer
    • Counter tops in Cameo White Corian
    • Drawers and lockers for storage
    • Drawers and Lockers for dishes and cutlery
    • Tap for sea-water pump in sink
    • Foot pump for sea-water

    Aft Guest Cabin – Starboard Side:
    • Double berth to starboard, with drawers underneath
    • Individual air conditioning unit with control
    • Hanging lockers & shelves
    • Hella 12v Turbo Fans
    • Hatches with sun/mosquito screen overhead

    Aft Guest Cabin – Port Side:
    • Single berth to port, with drawers underneath
    • Pullman berth above
    • Individual air conditioning unit with control
    • Hanging lockers & shelves
    • Hella 12v Turbo Fans
    • Hatches with sun/mosquito screen overhead

    • Head with sink, shower and Vacuum WC


    • Offshore Spars aluminum mast and boom, painted white
    • Triple spreader masthead rig with discontinuous shrouds
    • Navtec rod rigging on all stay and shrouds apart from innerforestay, babystay and running backstays that are wire
    • Aluminum spinnaker pole and jockey pole, painted white, with appropriate hardware for placement on deck
    • Aluminum bowsprit, painted white
    • Removable inner forestay: 1x19 wire
    • Removable babystay: 1x19 wire
    • Checkstays
    • Harken low-friction mast track with ball-bearing battencars
    • Adjustable Spi pole track on mast
    • Reckman manual genoa furler
    • Harken adjustable mainsheet track on coachroof with German mainsheet system
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay, vang and outhaul with control panel in cockpit
    • Vang quick release in cockpit
    • Spinlock ZS jammer for main halyard
    • XX clutches for mainsheet
    • Spinnaker and staysail halyards
    • XC clutch for foreguyand genoa car towing lines

    • 2x Lewmar 77ST 3-speed self-tailing electric primary winches in cockpit.
    • 2x Lewmar 58ST 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches in cockpit.
    • 2x Lewmar 48ST 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway
    • 2x Lewmar 54ST 2-speed self-tailing electric halyard winches adjacent to mast

    • Ratsey & Lapthorn fully-battened mainsail – 2018
    • Ratsey & Lapthorn furling genoa – 2018
    • Ratsey & Lapthorn storm jib and trysail – 2019
    • Ratsey & Lapthorn A3 gennaker – 2018
    • Ratsey & Lapthorn regatta spinnaker – 2021

    • Pushpit, pulpit and twin guardwire stanchions
    • Side boarding gates
    • Pushpit seats
    • White painted carbon fibre pole for scanner and antennas at transom
    • Teak cockpit table
    • Multiplex carbon gangway
    • Teak outboard bracket
    • Electro-hydraulic fold-down transom to create bathing platform with shower and bathing ladder

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Spray-hood with stainless steel frame
    • Bimini with stainless steel frame
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Helm pedestal cover
    • Mainsail cover

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lewmar Ocean 3 24vDC electric anchor windlass with Quick remote control handset.
    • 60lbs CQR anchor with 60 metres of 10mm anchor chain and stainless steel swivel
    • Second anchor roller
    • Warps and fenders


    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.

    • Valise liferaft – Next service due April 2022
    • Horseshoe buoy

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Barcelona, Spain

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

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