0 1978 Nautor Swan 57 For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€270,000 tax paid

Refitted Swan 57 fresh from Ocean Globe Race

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNautor Swan 57
DesignerSparkman & Stephens
Boat NameWhite Shadow
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingBarcelona, Spain


LOA17.63m (57'0")
LWL13.96m (45'0")
Beam4.85m (15'0")
Draft2.8m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EnginePerkins Sabre 4236 93hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    Iconic S&S Swan 57, a true ocean greyhound with capabilities far beyond most modern yachts. Well-kept and upgraded, Benefitting from a recent refit from 2022/24 and fresh from the Ocean Globe Race.


    Arguably one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable yachts of all time, the evergreen classic Swan 57, designed by S&S as one of their final Swan designs and built as only Nautor in Finland can, WHITE SHADOW offers sparkling sailing together with build quality that is never to be repeated. Originally launched in 1978, she is hull number 04 of the series which began in 1977 and ended in 1984 with 49 hulls launched. She is fitted with a sloop rig and fixed fin keel.

    Offered for sale after successfully completing the Ocean Globe Race 2023, ranking third in Sayula Class (55 to 65 feet), WHITE SHADOW was purchased in Italy in 2021 and undertook a massive refit to suit her for a safe round a world race: She can accommodate up to 12 people to sleep.

    WHITE SHADOW boasts many specification highlights including:-
    • Three cabin, two heads layout with additional crew cabin forward
    • 2.8m draft keel
    • Perkins 93hp engine overhauled May 2023
    • Collision bulkheads
    • Standing rigging replaced in 2023
    • Hooked genoa
    • Lewmar powered winches
    • 11x Sail Wardrobe with 6x sails from 2023
    • 2x Spinnakers with associated equipment
    • 1x Gennaker
    • Recently replaced and upgraded service batteries providing 24vDC services
    • Battery charger - 2024
    • 3.5/3.9 kW Generator - 2011
    • Solar panels
    • 2x water makers
    • Diesel heater
    • Twin alternators (24vDC domestic system)
    • Raymarine electronics with radar and plotters
    • Raymarine autopilot
    • Vesper AIS/GPS creating wireless network for data transmission
    • Fridge and freezers with upgraded Frigoboat compressors

    French registered and now offered for sale with EU VAT paid, WHITE SHADOW is presently lying in Barcelona

    *** Note – new photographs to follow ***


    • New saloon cushions upholstery
    • New Steering wires and chain
    • New engine battery
    • New Battery charger
    • New 6x sails
    • New propeller bearings
    • New antifouling
    • New standing rigging (cable standing rigging)
    • New running rigging (dyneema)
    • New Hatches and portholes Perspex and fully revised
    • New 12vDC Watermaker 5 lph
    • New membranes for the 50lph 220V watermaker
    • New water heater
    • Raymarine Wind Speed Display – 2023
    • New portable VHF
    • New engine hoses and sleeves of the fresh and saltwater system
    • Engine oil cooler Cleaning by ultrasonic
    • New engine gaskets
    • Fresh water cooler cleaning by ultrasonic and New gaskets
    • New Sea water pump impeller
    • Mixer elbow service
    • New elbow hose exhaust to the silent was replaced
    • Cylinder valves service
    • New Rocker cover gasket
    • Alternators overhauled
    • New engine starter motor
    • New 4x engine silent blocks (idlers)
    • New engine lever control
    • New gear bearings
    • New shaft pipe service
    • 40Amp Alternator service
    • New 80Amp Alternator

    • Hull treatment removing old antifouling layers
    • Sandblasting of the led ballast
    • New Collision bulkheads: the chain locker bulkhead has been converted into collision bulkhead, doubling the existing wall into a full watertight separation
    • New brass pass through hulls
    • New 2x sensors Tridata sensor Plastic through hull
    • New rudder service
    • New service batteries
    • New AIS
    • New VHF
    • New liferaft
    • Keel inspection
    • Electric system revision
    • Perkins Engine refurbishment
    • Servicing of hydraulics for vang and backstay with replacement of hydraulic pipes
    • Raymarine Speed/Depth/ Trip/log, Sea temperature and SOG i50 Displays – 2019
    • New Generator

    French registered and now offered for sale with EU VAT paid, WHITE SHADOW is presently lying in Barcelona



    RCD Status:
    • 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.

    Hull Construction:
    • GRP laminate hull construction
    • The hull is built of single skin construction. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
    • White painted topsides
    • 3x coats of Seajet Taisho antifouling, primer and new anodes - 2023

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP deck and superstructure construction with closed cell foam core
    • Teak decking to side decks, cockpit and coachroof top

    Keel & Rudder:
    • The fin keel with keel ballast is cast lead alloyed with antimony.
    • Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
    • Rudder - Foam-filled fibre glass constructed with a high tensile tubular stainless steel stock


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Perkins 4236 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 93hp
    • Engine control via single lever control
    • Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger and raw water intake and strainer.
    • ZF Hurth mechanical reverse gearbox

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: approximately 7,000 as of Summer 2024
    • Date of last engine service – 2023
    • Consumption: approximately 6 l per hour @ 2,000 rpm

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft driving supported by p-bracket
    • 3-blades Autoprop H9 propeller (automatic variable pitch propeller
    • New propeller bearings - 2023
    • Steering wheel column reinforced with a stainless stell structure allowing helmsman and crew to hold tight
    • Nautor helm pedestal with cable steering controlled by stainless steel wheel
    • Full kit of steering spare parts available on board
    • 24vDC Bowthruster


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC and 24vDC domestic systems plus 12vDC/24vDC generator start circuit with 220vAC via shore-power, Generator, or Inverter
    • 24v DC service and 12vDC engine start battery circuits
    • DC & AC panel at navigation area with battery monitor system

    Battery Banks:
    • All batteries are in watertight boxes and fixed on boat
    • 6x 24vDC 115 Ah Service batteries – 2022
    • 2x 12vDC Engine start battery Varta 110Ah – 2024

    • Victron Slylla-I 24vDC /80 Amp 3 outputs battery charger - 2024
    • Quick inverter/charger 24vDC 600W - 2011

    • 12vDC 40Amp engine mounted alternator for the engine start batteries – Revised 2023
    • 24vDC 80Amp engine mounted alternator for the services batteries - 2023

    • Dometic Blutec 40D 220vAC diesel generator with 3.5kw output - 2018

    Solar Panels
    • 2x 115W Flexible Precflex Solar panels + regulator MPPT 12V 25A

    Other Electrical:
    • 220vAC shore-power supply
    • Mastervolt digital battery monitoring
    • 12V sockets in each cabinm salon and chart table


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot & cold water system using 24v DC pressure pump assisted by pressure accumulator
    • Water heated engine driven calorifier with 220v AC immersion element in well-insulated hot water 25 litres water heater tank from 2023
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to galley and heads.

    • Octo Marine HRO SYSTEM 9/500 220v reverse osmosis watermaker producing 50 liters/h with Pressure pump CAT PUMP 2479 and pre pump calpeda BCM 16/1E - New membranes 2023
    • Katadyn powersurvivor 40E reverse osmosis 12vDC watermaker producing 5 liters/h - 2023

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 1x Electric bilge pump
    • 2x Manual bilge pump
    • Water level alarm in bilge
    • Engine pump connected with bilge drain.
    • Electric shower drain pumps


    • 570 litres fuel capacity in two stainless steel tanks

    Fresh Water:
    • 900 litres freshwater capacity in three stainless steel tanks


    • Raymarine GPS Chart plotter Element 9’ Hypervision
    • Raymarine Speed/Depth/ Trip/log, Sea temperature and SOG i50 Displays – 2019
    • Raymarine Wind Speed Display – 2023
    • Simrad IS20 Display
    • 2x sensors Tridata Airmar DST800-P617v Sensor Plastic through hull - 2022
    • 1x Electronic Precision 9compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • VHF - 2022
    • VHF Icom m330
    • Portable VHF Icom IC/M25 - 2023
    • AIS Emtrack B954 transponder type B with antenna – 2022
    • Echomax Active-XS RTE transponder /radar detector
    • Echomax EM230 Radar reflector


    • Alpes 4-burner stainless steel gimballed Gas stove with oven
    • 2x top opening refrigerator with 2x independent compressor
    • 1x Top loading freezer
    • 2x Stainless steel sinks with hot & cold water supply.
    • Manual water supplies

    • Baby Blake manual marine head aft to port
    • Baby Blake manual marine head forward to startbaord
    • 1x spare marine head
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers

    Heating and ventilation
    • 12V / 24V Autotherm 4kW Air 4D Diesel Heater


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • 12 berths adapted for offshore navigation in 4 cabins plus saloon
    • 2x single bunks Peak Bow cabin
    • 2x single beds Forward Starboard cabin
    • Forward bathroom to starboard side (used for sail storage)
    • 1x single bunk bed in the saloon to port
    • 1x single beds in the saloon to port
    • 2x single beds in the saloon tostarboard
    • 4x berths in the Aft cabin
    • Aft bathroom
    • Burma teak interior joinery made up of faced marine plywood with solid teak where appropriate
    • Upholstery in saloon replaced – Summer 2024

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward Cabin
    • V-berth with fold-up pipecots and storage bins beneath. Access to deck through deckhead hatch. Teak slats on floor.

    Forward Heads
    • Heads aft of forward cabin to starboard. Stowage lockers to port.

    Forward Starboard Cabin
    • 2x single bunk beds
    • 3x lockers forward plus further lockers and drawers aft

    Port Forward Cabin
    • Walkthrough cabin to forepeak
    • 1x single bunk bed
    • Lockers and drawers forward
    • 4x lockers outboard

    • U-shaped settee to starboard surrounding large dining table (used as twin single berths)
    • Straight settee to port
    • Pilot berth outboard of port settee with stowage beneath
    • Drinks locker forward to port
    • Further lockers and bookcases

    • Aft of saloon to port
    • Twin stainless steel sinks
    • Gimballed stove
    • Fridge and freezer
    • Lockers and drawers

    Chart table
    • Aft of saloon to starboard
    • Forward facing chart table with seat
    • Drawers and lockers

    Aft Cabin
    • The aft cabin/master aft stateroom has a wide double berth to port, single berth to starboard.
    • Sliding wooden support between two double beds to create a further single berth
    • 2x hanging lockers
    • Lockers and drawers.

    Aft Heads
    • Manual marine heads
    • Wash basin and a shower pan with teak grating.

    • Keel stepped Nautor aluminium anodised mast
    • Masthead rig with 2-sets of inline spreaders
    • Dyform for V1/V2 and 1x19 for the remaining rigging – replaced 2023
    • Boom ‘Nautor’ with pre-installation for 3-Reefs mainsail
    • Dyneema cable backstay
    • Removable Inner fore stay with turnbuckle with handles
    • 2x Mainsail Dyneema halyards Ø12 - 2023)
    • 2x Genoa Dyneema halyards
    • 2x Dyneema toping lift for spinnaker pole
    • Dyneema cutter and lazy jacks
    • 2x 6 textile jammers for halyards on deck.
    • 2x Spinnaker pole Nautor
    • 1x Jockey pole
    • Navtec hydraulic control system for vang and cable backstay
    • Backstay insulators for BLU
    • Rail and cars Harken or the mainsail’s luff
    • Removable inner forestay for staysail
    • Genoa and staysail tracks
    • Spinnaker track on mast with 2x bayonet fittings
    • Dyneema halyards – 2021/22
    • 3x Spare Halyard/Sheet in Dyneema
    • I = 21.95m, J = 7.16m, P = 19.77m, E = 5.79m

    • 1x Lewmar 44 - 3 speed winch
    • 1x Lewmar 44 self-tailing 2-speed winch
    • 3x Lewmar 48 self-tailing 2-speed winches
    • 1x Lewmar 48 self-tailing 2-speed winch (electric optional to remount)
    • 2x Lewmar 55 self-tailing 2-speed winch
    • 2x Lewmar 65 self-tailing 2-speed winches on the deck
    • 1x Lewmar 16 self-tailing winch on the boom

    • Quantum Main sail 65 m2, full batten 4 reefs in working condition - 2023
    • North sails Trysail with independent rail on the mast - 2000
    • Quantum Genoa 95m2 working condition - 2023
    • Hydra net Yankee 55m2 old conditions - 2000
    • Quantum Staysail 33m2 with reef (2023) and deck’s bag Staysail 25m2 -2018
    • Quantum Storm sail – very good conditions 2023
    • Quantum Gennaker with sock– very good conditions 2023
    • Quantum S4 Spinnaker with sock - good condition
    • 2x Extra old Jibs – old and used conditions
    • Extra Spinnaker – old and used conditions

    • Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardrail stanchions with side exits.
    • Swimming ladder
    • Cockpit shower

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans Falcon 24v 1500w electric anchor windlass
    • 35kgs CQR anchor with 70m of 12mm chain
    • Mooring warps and fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Lazybag – 2022
    • Deck covers - 2021
    • Sprayhood structure available for mounting

    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.

    • EPIRB Ocean Signal “RescueME” expiring April 2027
    • Equipment inventory updated and fully compliant with French flag “1st category” (Unlimited zones)
    • Life raft Solas Seawolf 12 pax - 2022 valid until 09/2025
    • 1x inflatable life jackets (no salt automatic)/harness
    • 2x lifebuoys
    • IOR perche
    • Lifesling Overboard rescue System
    • Emergency tiller
    • 4x Extinguishers
    • Fire blanket
    • Fire and flares
    • First AID kit

    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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